2022 NJCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
NEW ORLEANS – A tight top three leads a very similar top 10 in the Week 5 edition of the 2022 NJCAA Women’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index, which was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Only marks from the 2022 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons have been used in this objective compilation.
NJCAA Division I — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Western CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
South Plains (Texas)
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
All TFRI Reports
Iowa Western CC remains No. 1, increasing its lead to largest any team has had this year. The Reivers lead three events – down from last week’s six – but still have seven in the top-2 and increased its number of top-10 marks to a season-high 25. Iowa Western is looking to match its win at the NJCAA Indoor Championships in March. Hilda Chebet leads the Reivers, pacing the nation in two events (1500 at 4:30.19, 5000 at 16:42.91). Miracle Ailes leads the high jump (1.81m/5-11 ¼), an event where the Reivers go 1-2 with Alliyah McNeil following.
Barton (Kan.) CC remains No. 2 and also compiled a season-best 26 top-10 marks, with 17 in the top-5 (most in the nation). The Cougars doubled their number of national leaders to four – Ashantae Harvey (400, 53.15), Lashanna Graham (400 hurdles, 59.14), Nia Robinson (long jump, 6.36mw/20-10½w) and current National Athlete of the Week Kelsie Murrell-Ross (shot put, 16.00m/52-6). All four of Barton’s national-leading marks came from the recent weekend.
New Mexico JC continues at No. 3 despite tripling its number of national leaders to three and improving to 26 top-10 marks, tied for most in the nation. T-Birds who lead the nation are Deshana Skeete (200 at 23.56w), Kimeone McLeod (100 hurdles at 13.29w) and Damaris Chewon (10,000 at 36:33.60).
Defending champion South Plains (Texas) is No. 4. The Texans have 17 top-10 marks and three national leaders – Success Umukoro (100 at 11.45w), Joniar Thomas (heptathlon at 5256) and the 4×400 relay (3:41.67).
Remaining No. 5 for the fourth-straight week is Cloud County (Kan.) CC. The T-Birds improved to having 18 top-10 marks, two which lead the nation – Jessi Brummett in the javelin (43.70m/143-5) and the 4×800 relay team (9:22.84).
Rounding out the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Central Arizona, No. 7 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC, No. 8 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 9 Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.) and No. 10 Highland (Kan.) CC.
The 2022 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships are just three weeks away, for scheduled May 19-21 at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC’s Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kansas.