2021 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
NEW ORLEANS – The women’s race continues to see some big changes as we move into Week 4 of the NCAA Division II Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index.
See what occurred in the most recent edition of the National TFRI, which was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.
NCAA Division II — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
West Texas A&M
Grand Valley State
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Azusa Pacific moved up one spot and sits at No. 1, right ahead of now No. 2 West Texas A&M. The Bryan Clay Invitational treated the Cougars well, as the team saw new or improved national leading efforts in four events and three other marks that rank within the top-5 nationally. Amanda Fassold improved her national lead in the pole vault to 4.28m (14-½), with new No. 1s coming from Jennifer Sandoval in the 10,000 (32:58.39), Jaylah Walker in the 400H (58.16) and Chinenye Agina in the high jump (1.77m/5-9¾). Mechaela Hyacynth moved to No. 3 in the 200 (23.76), while the Cougars’ 4×100 (No. 2, 45.52) and 4×400 (No. 3, 3:44.51) also posted strong performances.
No. 3 Grand Valley State and No. 4 Missouri Southern remained steady and were the only two teams in the National TFRI that did not move. Ellianne Kimes moved to No. 2 in the pole vault (4.21m/13-9¾) for the Lakers, while Jessica Gockley and Klaudia O’Malley also picked up two top-8 nationally ranked efforts in the 5000. Gockley is No. 7 (16:34.92) and O’Malley is ranked No. 8 (16:35.83).For the Lions, season best efforts came from Kirsten Leisinger in the hammer throw (No. 3, 59.53m/195-4) and Elena Bisotto in the pole vault (No. 7, 4.02m/13-2¼). Claire Luallen posted the ninth-best score of 5036 in her first heptathlon of the year.
U-Mary jumped 15 spots to No. 5 for its best placement in the National TFRI this season. Headlining the Marauders is D’Andra Morris as she soared to the national lead in the triple jump with an effort of 13.24m (43-5 ¼). Ida Narbuvoll opened up her outdoor season with the No. 2 time in the 10,000 (33:32.69).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 CSU Pueblo, No. 7 Academy of Art, No. 8 Central Missouri, No. 9 Queens (N.C.) and No. 10 Angelo State. The Urban Knights jumped 14 spots from No. 21 after top-10 performances from Natalia Novak in the 1500 (No. 2, 4:18.60), Darria Matthias in the 200 (No. 7, 23.90) and Marie-Jeanne Ourega in the 100H (No. 8, 14.04). Matthias and Ourega were also contributing legs to the Knights’ 4×100 (No. 4, 45.75).
The 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set for May 27-29 in Allendale, Michigan, hosted by Grand Valley State.