2021 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The outdoor season is underway!

Here is the first edition of the NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2021 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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This Week's National Top Five
Concordia (Neb.)
Southeastern (Fla.)
Indiana Tech
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
William Carey (Miss.)
1
Concordia (Neb.)
2
Southeastern (Fla.)
3
Indiana Tech
4
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
5
William Carey (Miss.)
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Concordia (Neb.) will start the outdoor campaign at No. 1. The Bulldogs earned 16 national top-10 efforts over the weekend. Adrianna Shaw has three of them, as she is the national leader in the discus (45.36m/148-10), No. 4 in the hammer (51.83m/170-1) and No. 6 in the shot put (13.22m/43-4½). Erin Mapson also adds the No. 2 performance in the pole vault (3.65m/11-11¾). The field events have come up big for the Bulldogs, with two other athletes ranked in the top-10 in both the pole vault and shot put.

Southeastern (Fla.) comes in at No. 2 to start the year with efforts that rank in the top-5 nationally, including two national leading marks from Yuriah Bigos in the 400 (56.03) and the 4×400 (3:46.96). Jaqual Bush and Namiah Simpson also turned in two strong early season performances: Bush is No. 2 in the 300 (24.02w) and No. 5 in the 100 (11.95); Simpson is No. 2 in both the 400 (56.25) and 400H (1:01.54). The Fire’s 4×100 also has the second fastest time of the early season (45.90).

Indiana Tech is No. 3 in Week 1 and has 10 top-10 nationally ranked performances, with seven sitting in the top-5: Destiny Copeland turned in two No. 2 performances in the long jump (6.00m/19-8 ¼) and the triple jump (12.15m/39-10½); Renique Smith is No. 2 in the heptathlon (4325); Carlie Turner is No. 5 in the long jump (5.70mw/18-8½); Mariam Davis is No. 5 in the heptathlon (4008) The Warriors also has two relays ranked in the top-3: the 4×400 (No. 2, 3:53.75) and 4×100 (No. 3, 46.49).

Wayland Baptist (Texas) is ranked No. 4. Of its 10 top-10 nationally ranked marks, seven of them sit in the top-5. Pacing the team is Raheema Westfall, as she is the national leader in the 200 (23.98) and No. 2 in the 100 (11.65c/11.62A). Coshan Campbell and Safia Bright each add a pair of ranked marks to the Pioneers’ haul: Campbell is No. 2 in the 800 (2:15.17c/2:15.62A) and No. 4 in the 400 (56.82); Bright is No. 3 in both the 100 (11.80c/11.77A) and 200 (24.47cw/24.40A). The Pioneers also have the top-ranked 4×100 (45.53c/45.41A).

Rounding out the top-5 is William Carey (Miss.). Of the program’s seven top-7 marks, four of them are national leaders. Brittany Jones is the owner of two of them, as she is the national leader in both the long jump (6.16m/20-2½) and triple jump (12.25m/40-2¼). Aniekeme Etim has the fastest time in the 100 (11.45) and Joy Abu is the top-ranked performer in the 400H (59.02).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 7 Southern Oregon, No. 8 Mobile (Ala.), No. 9 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) and No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan.

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USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2021 Week #1 - March 31st

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2020
FINAL
1concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)408.18GPAC (1)Midwest---
2southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)349.54Sun Conference (1)South---
3indiana-techINDIANA TECH341.36WHAC (1)Great Lakes---
4wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)266.74SACSouth Central---
5william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)236.63SSACSouth---
6milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)214.16AACSouth---
7southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON206.27CascadeWest---
8mobile-alaMOBILE (ALA.)202.22SSAC (1)South---
9olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)159.27Chicagoland (1)Midwest---
10indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN155.71CrossroadsGreat Lakes---
11friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)146.76KCACSouth Central---
12william-jessup-califWILLIAM JESSUP (CALIF.)144.81GSAC (1)West---
13lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)144.16CascadeWest---
14columbia-s-cCOLUMBIA (S.C.)137.31AACSouth---
15midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)125.98The HeartSouth Central---
16central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)118.54The HeartSouth Central---
17doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)107.37GPACMidwest---
18dakota-state-s-dDAKOTA STATE (S.D.)106.01North StarMidwest---
19st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)105.14ChicagolandMidwest---
20grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)104.88The Heart (1)Midwest---
21life-gaLIFE (GA.)102.24Mid-South (1)South---
22marian-indMARIAN (IND.)101.19Crossroads (1)Great Lakes---
23vanguard-califVANGUARD (CALIF.)98.90GSACWest---
24college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO98.65Cascade (1)West---
25grace-indGRACE (IND.)92.17CrossroadsGreat Lakes---

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2021 Rankings Calendar
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