2021 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – If you were hoping for a calm week, this isn’t it.

The latest edition of the NCAA Division II Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index has changed drastically from a week ago, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. Only two teams of the 25 that make up the National TFRI remained steady in a week that evolved as competition ramped up.

West Texas A&M is back in the driver’s seat for the first time since Week 7 of the 2018 outdoor season. Following the Lady Buffs are No. 2 Grand Valley State, No. 3 Azusa Pacific, No. 4 Missouri Southern and No. 5 CSU Pueblo. This is the ThunderWolves first appearance in the top-5 by a long shot – their best billing was No. 11 in 2019.

NCAA Division II — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
West Texas A&M
Grand Valley State
Azusa Pacific
Missouri Southern
CSU Pueblo
1
West Texas A&M
2
Grand Valley State
3
Azusa Pacific
4
Missouri Southern
5
CSU Pueblo
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West Texas A&M moved up to the top of the National TFRI thanks to 12 new or improved top-10 nationally ranked performances at the Joe Meaker Classic and Multi. The Lady Buffs saw three improved national leading marks from Taylor Nelloms in the triple jump (13.12mw/43-½), Zada Swoopes in the shot put (16.87m/55-5¼) and the 4×100 (45.37c/45.25A). West Texas A&M also had three athletes take up residence in the top-6 in the 100: DeOndra Green (No. 3, 11.59c/11.56A); Leah Belfield (No. 5, 11.71c/11.68A); Alana Wilson (11.72c/11.69A).

The second-ranked Lakers picked up three new or improved season efforts that rank among the top-10 on the Descending Order List at the WKU Hilltopper Relays. Pacing the Lakers is Nicole Sreenan, as she clocked the national leading time in the 400 of 53.74. Jessica Eby improved her season best in the 400H (No. 4, 1:00.15), while Eby and Sreenan were both part of the No. 6 4×400 (3:49.24). Grand Valley State now has 15 top-10 nationally ranked marks and three national leaders.

Of the six top performances Azusa Pacific saw at the APU Invitational and Distance Carnival, five of them rank within the top-5 nationally. Already No. 1 in the pole vault from her performance a week earlier, Amanda Fassold improved her lead with a clearance of 4.27m (14-0). Jaylah Walker added two more top-5 efforts to her resume, this time in the 200 (No. 2, 23.75) and 400 (No. 3, 54.76). Adding to the Cougars’ haul is Jennifer Sandoval in the 5000 (No. 3, 16:01.41) and Mechaela Hyacynth in the 200 (No. 5, 23.99)

Missouri Southern stormed to the No. 4 spot with nine top-10 nationally ranked performances at the SBU Invite. The strongest event for the Lions is the javelin, as they have a 1-2 punch in Elizabeth Pomatto (No. 1, 51.70m/169-8) and Katelyn Mooney (No. 2, 49.66m/162-11). Adding No. 4 nationally ranked performances in the field is Kirsten Leisinger in the hammer throw (56.24m/184-6) and Claire Luallen in the long jump (6.13mw/20-1½). In the sprints, Jasmine Deckard paced the team with her strong double in the 200 (No. 3, 23.80w) and 100 (No. 7, 11.73w).

CSU Pueblo climbed into the No. 5 position after notching three top-5 nationally ranked efforts, bringing their total to six performances ranked among the top-5 on the season. The ThunderWolves duo of Yasmine Hernandez and Hailey Streff are ranked No. 2 (2:08.13c/2:08.56A) and No. 4 (2:09.28c/2:09.71A) in the 800 following their efforts at the Joe Meaker Classic and Multi. Jenna McKinley also registered the third best shot put this season at 14.85m/48-8¾). 

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Angelo State, No. 7 Adams State, No. 8 Lewis, No. 9 Queens (N.C.) and No. 10 Texas A&M-Commerce.

The 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set for May 27-29 in Allendale, Michigan, hosted by Grand Valley State.

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

2021 Week #2 - April 6th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M277.28Lone Star (1)South Central▲2
(LW: 3)
2grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE254.00GLIAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC240.47PacWest (1)West▼2
(LW: 1)
4missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN163.13MIAA (1)Central▲8
(LW: 12)
5csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO138.58RMACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 6)
6angelo-stateANGELO STATE135.37Lone StarSouth Central▲1
(LW: 7)
7adams-stateADAMS STATE110.30RMACSouth Central▲7
(LW: 14)
8lewisLEWIS98.03GLVC (1)Midwest▼4
(LW: 4)
9queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)92.47SAC (1)Southeast▲4
(LW: 13)
10texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE88.38Lone StarSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 10)
11pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE85.28MIAACentral▲38
(LW: 49)
12central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI80.83MIAACentral▲47
(LW: 59)
13hardingHARDING80.73GAC (1)Central▼8
(LW: 5)
14minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE78.14NSICCentral▲54
(LW: 68)
15academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART77.85PacWestWest▲9
(LW: 24)
16fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE75.20MIAACentral▲14
(LW: 30)
17fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC72.03PacWestWest▼9
(LW: 8)
18western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO70.76RMACSouth Central▼7
(LW: 11)
19uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS68.72RMAC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 18)
20northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI59.74MIAACentral▲18
(LW: 38)
21lee-tennLEE (TENN.)56.01GSC (1)South▼12
(LW: 9)
22lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)54.97MIAACentral▲14
(LW: 36)
23emmanuel-gaEMMANUEL (GA.)47.75Conference CarolinasSoutheast▼2
(LW: 21)
24colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES45.67RMACSouth Central▼5
(LW: 19)
25u-maryU-MARY45.34NSIC (1)Central▲7
(LW: 32)


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
Azusa Pacific1321111111
Grand Valley State2233222332
West Texas A&M3112333223
Adams State1471115554454
Saginaw Valley State577715126666125
Lewis48141114149766
Missouri Southern12444445547
U-Mary32252058912878
Queens (N.C.)139799131715159
Central Missouri591268121114141410
Minnesota State681410141178121111
Academy of Art24152171381011812
Northwest Missouri38201620242627192113
Tiffin20334126252832414113
CSU Pueblo655671013162015
Emmanuel (Ga.)21232732374150534915
Western Colorado11182421212322231917
Angelo State76810151679918
Pittsburg State49111722101518101019
Texas A&M-Commerce1010913161816171719
North Georgia62656548492930312819
Lincoln (Mo.)36223345471915181622
Fresno Pacific8172517202223343522
Wingate27302230353741424222
Walsh54663936434526272525
Slippery Rock77374027262729302725
Black Hills State34424552514253636125
Lee (Tenn.)9211216222019242328
UC-Colorado Springs18191823281720211829
Southern Wesleyan (S.C.)22293033313335282429
Colo. School of Mines19242928343438444335
Neb.-Kearney70544819192425222644
Harding5132325273842465044
Fort Hays State30161924171211131346
Hillsdale78353241182121202252
Augustana (S.D.)537336402930282529
Concordia (Calif.)153249507579863631
Colorado Mesa172713182325242940
Biola (Calif.)162837344150515552
Alabama-Huntsville233434434646495473
Dallas Baptist253652597862707679

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/30
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Mon 3/29
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Week 2Tue 4/6
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Mon 4/5
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Week 3Tue 4/13
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Mon 4/12
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Week 4Tue 4/20
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Week 5Tue 4/27
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Mon 4/26
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Week 6Tue 5/4
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Mon 5/3
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Week 7Tue 5/11
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Mon 5/10
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Week 8Tue 5/18
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Mon 5/17
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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May 27-29: NCAA DII Champs (Allendale, Mich.)
FINAL ResultsSat 5/29
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