2021 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – We’re less than a month out from the start of the 2021 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

What better time than now to check out the latest installment of the NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index that was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.

NAIA — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
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.)
All TFRI Reports

No. 1 Concordia (Neb.), No. 2 Indiana Tech and No. 3 Wayland Baptist (Texas) each held steady from Week 4 to Week 5.

This is the fifth straight week the Bulldogs have been the top dog in the National TFRI. Rachel Battershell clocked the national leader in the 400 of 55.05 to pace the team at the Drake Relays. In the throws, Adrianna Shaw bettered her No. 3 billing in the discus with a heave of (46.32m/152-0).

The Warriors registered their third national leading performance thanks to Destiny Copeland’s 6.21m (20-4½) in the long jump. Other athletes that turned in top-10 nationally ranked efforts were Katlyn Jones in the 100H (No. 4, 14.26w) and Soyinne Greynion in the 200 (No. 5, 24.17w) and 100 (No. 611.71w). Greynion was also part of the 4×100 that clocked 46.21 for the third-fastest time of the season.

The Pioneers picked up one improved season best at the Texas Tech Open. Teresha Jacobs moved from No. 15 to No. 4 on the Descending Order List in the 800 with her 2:14.87c (2:15.26A). That is the program’s ninth top-4 nationally ranked performance so far this season.

No. 4 Southeastern (Fla.) and No. 5 Hastings (Neb.) traded places from last week’s rankings. The Fire received top-5 nationally ranked performances from Namiah Simpson in the 400H (No. 2, 1:01.48) and Jaqual Bush in the 400 (No. 4, 11.68). Bush was also part of the 4×100 that got the baton around in 45.75 (No. 2) for a season’s best time.

For the fifth-ranked Broncos, Abigail Collingham bettered her national lead in the pole vault to 4.01m (13-1¾), while the 4×100 moved to No. 8 with a time of 47.30.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 5: No. 6 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 7 William Carey (Miss.), No. 8 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 9 Doane (Neb.) and No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan.

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

2021 Week #5 - April 28th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)578.68GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2indiana-techINDIANA TECH450.34WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 2)
3wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)309.47SACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)277.26Sun Conference (1)South▲1
(LW: 5)
5hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)266.40GPACMidwest▼1
(LW: 4)
6cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)208.76WHACGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 9)
7william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)201.51SSACSouth▼1
(LW: 6)
8milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)199.32AACSouth▲3
(LW: 11)
9doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)174.66GPACMidwest▼2
(LW: 7)
10indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN167.95CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼2
(LW: 8)
11life-gaLIFE (GA.)145.06Mid-South (1)South▲1
(LW: 12)
12taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)134.43CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼2
(LW: 10)
13college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO127.96Cascade (1)West▲7
(LW: 20)
14marian-indMARIAN (IND.)123.62Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▼1
(LW: 13)
15southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON117.45CascadeWest▲3
(LW: 18)
16st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)117.08ChicagolandMidwest▼1
(LW: 15)
17xavier-laXAVIER (LA.)115.08Gulf Coast (1)South▲10
(LW: 27)
18midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)113.20The HeartSouth Central▲4
(LW: 22)
19dakota-state-s-dDAKOTA STATE (S.D.)105.84North StarMidwest▼2
(LW: 17)
20friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)103.87KCACSouth Central▼4
(LW: 16)
21william-jessup-califWILLIAM JESSUP (CALIF.)102.74GSAC (1)West▲3
(LW: 24)
22huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)102.52CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 21)
23olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)101.32Chicagoland (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 25)
24columbia-s-cCOLUMBIA (S.C.)101.18AACSouth▲7
(LW: 31)
25dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)99.35GPACMidwest▼2
(LW: 23)


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

USTFCCCA NAIA Outdoor Track & Field

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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Mon 4/5
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Week 3Wed 4/14
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Mon 4/12
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Week 4Wed 4/21
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Mon 4/19
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Week 5Wed 4/28
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Mon 4/26
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Week 6Wed 5/5
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Mon 5/3
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Week 7Wed 5/12
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Mon 5/10
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Week 8Wed 5/19
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Mon 5/17
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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Mon 5/24
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FINAL ResultsFri 5/28
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May 26-28: NAIA Champs (Gulf Shores, Ala.)