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.
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This Week's National Top Five
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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.