2021 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Here is the third installment of the NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2021 season, which was 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.)
Indiana Tech
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Southeastern (Fla.)
Hastings (Neb.)
1
Concordia (Neb.)
2
Indiana Tech
3
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
4
Southeastern (Fla.)
5
Hastings (Neb.)
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Indiana Tech moved up three spots to No. 2 in this week’s National TFRI. The Warriors earned their boost thanks to nine key performances, including two national leads from Loanie Cellard in the racewalk (No. 1, 25:30.87) and Leondra Correia in the 100H (No. 1, 13.93w). Katlyn Jones and Renique Smith give the Warriors three athletes ranked in the top-10 in the 100H: Jones is No. 6 (14.41w) and Smith is No. 7 (14.45w).

Wayland Baptist (Texas) remained at No. 3 for the second consecutive week. Coshan Campbell improved upon her national leading time in the 800, clocking 2:12.04c (2:12.42A) at the Masked Rider Open, while Teresha Jacobs ran 2:17.30c (2:17.70A) (No. 8) in her first 800 of the year. Safia Bright improved to No. 3 on the Descending Order List in the 200 after running 24.04c (24.00A), which pairs well with her No. 2 standing in the 100 (11.61w).

Southeastern (Fla.) fell two spots to No. 4 in part of Indiana Tech’s climb. The Fire’s Jaqual Bush clocked 23.87w in the 200 for the national lead at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational. In the 100, Oluwafikayomi Lawrence (No. 8, 11.91) and Shaniya Berry (No. 10, 11.95w) posted season best efforts, while Michelle Tierney notched the No. 10 point total in the heptathlon (4028).

Rounding out the top-5 is Hastings (Neb.) after a one spot gain. Tiersa Darley improved her No. 2 ranking in the javelin with a heave of 46.24m (151-9). In her first steeplechase of the year, Aleisha McDonald ran the sixth fastest time of 11:48.46 to give the Broncos their ninth top-10 nationally ranked performance.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 William Carey (Miss.), No. 7 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 8 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 9 Doane (Neb.) and No. 10 Marian (Ind.).

Two of the biggest gainers this week’s National TFRI were Cornerstone (Mich.) (up 25 spots from No. 33) and No. 15 Dakota State (S.D.) (up 12 from No. 27).

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

2021 Week #3 - April 14th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)511.41GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2indiana-techINDIANA TECH448.38WHAC (1)Great Lakes▲3
(LW: 5)
3wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)334.07SACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)329.77Sun Conference (1)South▼2
(LW: 2)
5hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)255.12GPACMidwest▲1
(LW: 6)
6william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)233.77SSACSouth▼2
(LW: 4)
7milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)173.22AACSouth◀▶
(LW: 7)
8cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)165.40WHACGreat Lakes▲25
(LW: 33)
9doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)154.37GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 9)
10marian-indMARIAN (IND.)143.78Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲4
(LW: 14)
11friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)139.83KCACSouth Central▼3
(LW: 8)
12southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON132.33CascadeWest▼1
(LW: 11)
13mobile-alaMOBILE (ALA.)130.61SSAC (1)South▼1
(LW: 12)
14life-gaLIFE (GA.)130.55Mid-South (1)South▲1
(LW: 15)
15dakota-state-s-dDAKOTA STATE (S.D.)129.13North StarMidwest▲12
(LW: 27)
16william-jessup-califWILLIAM JESSUP (CALIF.)111.89GSAC (1)West▼6
(LW: 10)
17lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)99.47CascadeWest◀▶
(LW: 17)
18xavier-laXAVIER (LA.)99.06Gulf Coast (1)South▼2
(LW: 16)
19olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)97.88Chicagoland (1)Midwest▲4
(LW: 23)
20midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)95.64The HeartSouth Central▲1
(LW: 21)
21carroll-montCARROLL (MONT.)92.47Frontier (1)West▲9
(LW: 30)
22college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO91.96Cascade (1)West▼3
(LW: 19)
23st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)91.00ChicagolandMidwest▲5
(LW: 28)
24grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)90.54The Heart (1)Midwest▲5
(LW: 29)
25huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)87.62CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲6
(LW: 31)


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
Indiana Tech3522222221
William Carey (Miss.)5466733332
Concordia (Neb.)1111111113
Wayland Baptist (Texas)4333355554
Southeastern (Fla.)2245466665
Huntington (Ind.)2831252122221212115
St. Francis (Ill.)19282315161216987
Hastings (Neb.)84654544448
Marian (Ind.)2214101314262320218
Cornerstone (Mich.)3033896777910
Life (Ga.)2115141211109101010
Indiana Wesleyan1025338101113161412
Milligan (Tenn.)677118810111713
Doane (Neb.)179979988714
College of Idaho24192220131311131315
Dordt (Iowa)57553523252018212016
Aquinas (Mich.)743729272328221917
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)15212022181414151218
Siena Heights (Mich.)56728991614547343819
SCAD Savannah (Ga.)65643636383637404019
Taylor (Ind.)29223210122120171621
Southern Oregon7111218151517192621
Friends (Kan.)1181116201922252723
Shawnee State (Ohio)72697764404038393223
Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)52484845515455575623
Grand View (Iowa)20292430303229242526
William Jessup (Calif.)12101624212726303326
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)9231925231821181834
Xavier (La.)42161827173031363534
Saint Mary (Kan.)85994142333424232337
Eastern Oregon50182828261715141541
Carroll (Mont.)302134292427272441
Vanguard (Calif.)23243014283133323144
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)13171719311619282845
Columbia (S.C.)14132731242830313051
Mobile (Ala.)8121326322932383662
Dakota State (S.D.)182715171925252622
Grace (Ind.)253446384267544945
Central Methodist (Mo.)162031414342454555

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2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/31
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Mon 3/29
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Week 2Wed 4/7
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Week 5Wed 4/28
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Week 6Wed 5/5
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Week 8Wed 5/19
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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FINAL ResultsFri 5/28
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May 26-28: NAIA Champs (Gulf Shores, Ala.)