2022 NCAA DIII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
NEW ORLEANS – How is it already May!?
Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons are being used, so this is an objective, comprehensive look at which teams have stepped up throughout the season and are positioned well for success at this month’s climatic meet.
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UW-La Crosse is the fourth and latest team to take over the No. 1 spot in the National TFRI. The Eagles added or improved three national top-10 marks this past weekend, including an NCAA DIII-leading mark from Emma Lawrence in the 400-meter hurdles of 1:00.37. Emma Malooly cracked the top-5 nationally in the steeplechase with her 10:50.47 effort, while the UW-La Crosse 4×400 relay team is now ranked third nationally following its 3:47.81 effort this past weekend.
Former No. 1 Washington (Mo.) dropped one spot to No. 2. The Bears aren’t too far behind the Eagles, as just 4.46 ranking points separates them. WashU received one national top-10 effort this past weekend from Mycah Clay in the 100 meters, as she went 11.97 for the No. 7 mark. The Bears have 11 national top-10 marks in their collection this season.
Loras fell one spot from No. 2 to No. 3 between Week 5 and Week 6. The Duhawks saw Kassie Parker turn in another all-time effort – this time in the 5000 meters. Parker went 16:09.66 in the top section of the Drake Relays to move up to No. 4 in divisional history and second on the seasonal chart behind Ella Baran of Johns Hopkins, who is ranked second all-time.
Speaking of the Blue Jays, they’re still perched at No. 4. Victoria Kadiri gave Johns Hopkins its best mark of the past weekend with her now third-ranked 12.22m (40-1¼) effort.
SUNY Geneseo held steady at No. 5. The Knights, who have six national top-10 marks, added or improved one this past weekend with its now ninth-ranked 4×400 relay of 3:50.84.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (up one spot), No. 7 Wartburg (up four spots), No. 8 WPI (up four spots), No. 9 Rochester (N.Y.) (up four spots) and No. 10 UChicago (down four spots).
Mark your calendars for May 26-28, as that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.