2022 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9

NEW ORLEANS – British Columbia is No. 1 in the final 2022 NAIA Women’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index, leading for the eighth week in a row in the version that was released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Only marks from the current outdoor track & field season have been used in this objective compilation.

Rankings and ratings will mean little beginning Wednesday, when the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships begin at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This will be the 41st edition of the women’s meet and the eighth at this facility.

NAIA — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
Indiana Tech
Concordia (Neb.)
William Carey (Miss.)
Hastings (Neb.)
1
British Columbia
2
Indiana Tech
3
Concordia (Neb.)
4
William Carey (Miss.)
5
Hastings (Neb.)
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If ever anyone is prepared, it’s British Columbia. The Thunderbirds haven’t won a national title since their last participation in 2019, as cancelation of the meet in 2020 and UBC’s season in 2021 can both be chalked up to the pandemic’s toll. The Thunderbirds are clearly ready this year, sporting 23 top-10 marks with six national leaders with six different athletes. Distance events will be prominent for UBC, leading the 1500 with Holly MacGillivray (4:23.74), steeplechase with Jenna Melanson (10:11.03), 5000 with Glynis Sim (15:39.23), 10,000 with Kyla Becker (35:40.26) and 5000 race walk with Olivia Lundman (23:12.53). Hailey Kjaer adds the nation’s best javelin at 45.95m (150-9). With the exception of potential relay duty, none of these athletes is slated to compete in more than one event.

Holding steady at No. 2 is defending champion Indiana Tech. The Warriors, also reigning indoor champs, have 18 top-10 marks with three national leaders. Destiny Copeland is tops in the triple jump at 12.47m (40-11) and looks to add to her career total of five NAIA titles combining indoor and outdoor in the triple jump and long jump (she won both at the indoor meet in March). Lisa Voyles leads the nation in the 800 (2:08.44) and the Warriors have the top 4×400 squad (3:44.26).

Concordia (Neb.) is back at No. 3 and claims 12 top-10 marks. The Bulldogs have the nation’s top pole vaulter in Josie Puelz at 4.10m (13-5¼) – the defending champ won her second-straight indoor crown in March.

William Carey (Miss.) is No. 4. Nine of the Crusarers 10 top-10 marks are among the top-5, including three national leaders involving Joy Abu – she leads the 100 hurdles at 13.60w and 400 hurdles at 57.78 and anchors the nation’s fastest 4×100 at 45.12. Abu won both hurdle events last year and indoors in March won the 60 hurdles and 400 for a second-straight year.

Remaining No. 5 is Hastings (Neb.). The Broncos have nine top-10 marks, with five in the top-5. Highest among those is Karsen Sears, who leads the long jump at 6.06mw (19-10¼w). Lauren Tamayo adds a pair of No. 2s in the heptathlon (5053) and high jump (1.72m/5-7¼).

Rounding out the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Life (Ga.), No. 7 Marian (Ind.), No. 8 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), No. 9 St. Francis (Ill.) and No. 10 Southern Oregon.

NAIA
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2022 Week #9 - May 23rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA638.06Cascade (1)West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2indiana-techINDIANA TECH476.77WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 2)
3concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)328.33GPAC (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 4)
4william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)319.61SSAC (2)South▼1
(LW: 3)
5hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)289.51GPAC (2)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 5)
6life-gaLIFE (GA.)288.59Mid-South (1)South◀▶
(LW: 6)
7marian-indMARIAN (IND.)213.10Crossroads (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 7)
8olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)186.08Chicagoland (1)Midwest▲1
(LW: 9)
9st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)183.24Chicagoland (2)Midwest▲4
(LW: 13)
10southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON170.51Cascade (3)West◀▶
(LW: 10)
11aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)167.21WHAC (2)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 8)
12friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)156.56KCAC (2)South Central▼1
(LW: 11)
13the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)145.87GSAC (2)West▼1
(LW: 12)
14lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)125.53Cascade (6)West◀▶
(LW: 14)
15doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)122.29GPAC (4)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 15)
16taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)119.11Crossroads (3)Great Lakes▲1
(LW: 17)
17dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)114.27Gulf Coast (1)South▼1
(LW: 16)
18southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)112.79Sun Conference (1)South▲4
(LW: 22)
19college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO112.44Cascade (4)West▼1
(LW: 18)
20cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)111.32WHAC (3)Great Lakes▲4
(LW: 24)
21saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)102.94KCAC (1)South Central▲4
(LW: 25)
22vanguard-califVANGUARD (CALIF.)100.34GSAC (1)West▼1
(LW: 21)
23cumberland-tennCUMBERLAND (TENN.)99.35Mid-South (5)South▼4
(LW: 19)
24dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)98.68GPAC (3)Midwest▲2
(LW: 26)
25grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)98.34The Heart (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 27)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8Week #9FINAL
British ColumbiaRV111111111
Indiana Tech3682222222
William Carey (Miss.)1223335343
Concordia (Neb.)15334443434
Life (Ga.)1310115566665
Hastings (Neb.)41181213654556
Marian (Ind.)8496777777
Montana Tech2842452525252720268
Aquinas (Mich.)57251798898119
Cumberland (Tenn.)69202219222225192310
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)916231513989811
St. Francis (Ill.)17212321171613911
Wayland Baptist (Texas)49343431292426282711
Southern Oregon6557101011101014
Rocky Mountain (Mont.)21383742473737292815
College of Idaho33121522181818181916
Cornerstone (Mich.)485121242124242016
Shawnee State (Ohio)RV556376363634313516
Doane (Neb.)62433833171915151519
Dordt (Iowa)54502934322719262419
The Master's (Calif.)281011141520121321
Corban (Ore.)27303340373438383421
Southeastern (Fla.)576891214221823
Grace (Ind.)616964353939413623
William Woods (Mo.)37415450626977665923
Taylor (Ind.)10131614121312171626
Benedictine (Kan.)23293132394246333126
Friends (Kan.)2514712111110111230
Grand View (Iowa)24372826272923272535
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)7111417313336141438
Eastern Oregon19335352747443404038
Providence (Mont.)17283235384142494738
Central Methodist (Mo.)22211818232628323750
Columbia (S.C.)16271920192022233950
Dillard (La.)14192724151413161755
Vanguard (Calif.)49410161617212255
Xavier (La.)20263037424347504355
Saint Mary (Kan.)18151316202321252163
William Jessup (Calif.)26242629303235396670
Westmont (Calif.)112324283431313630
Mobile (Ala.)122220272830333533
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)503125304040303438

USTFCCCA NAIA Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/30
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Mon 3/28
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Week 2Wed 4/6
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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Wed 4/13
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Mon 4/11
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Week 4Wed 4/20
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Mon 4/18
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Mon 4/18
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Week 5Wed 4/27
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Wed 5/4
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Mon 5/2
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Week 7Wed 5/11
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Mon 5/9
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Mon 5/9
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Week 8Wed 5/18
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Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Week 9Mon 5/23
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FINAL ResultsMon 5/30
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