2021 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – It’s the final month of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field season and it’s showing no signs of slowing down as we enter the postseason.

Let’s see how the women’s team race is shaping up in the latest edition of the NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index 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
Concordia (Neb.)
Indiana Tech
William Carey (Miss.)
Hastings (Neb.)
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
1
Concordia (Neb.)
2
Indiana Tech
3
William Carey (Miss.)
4
Hastings (Neb.)
5
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
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No. 1 Concordia (Neb.) pushed their streak to six straight weeks sitting atop the National TFRI. The GPAC Champions had two athletes take over national leads in their respective events. Josie Puelz in the pole vault (4.15m/13-7¼) and Adrianna Shaw in the hammer throw (57.44m/188-6). Shaw also pushed her national lead in the shot put to 15.04m (46-4¼) and moved to No. 2 in the discus (50.26m/164-11).

No. 2 Indiana Tech also stayed steady after claiming the WHAC title. Breaking into the top-10 in two events for the Warriors was Leondra Correia, moving to No. 3 in the long jump (6.00m/19-8¼) and No. 9 in the triple jump (11.96m/39-3). Loanie Cellard also bettered her national leading time in the 5000 race walk to 25:03.14.

William Carey (Miss.) jumped four spots to No. 3. The Crusaders posted eight new or improved top-5 nationally ranked efforts in the sprints and jumps at the SSAC Championships: Brittany Jones in the triple jump (No. 1, 12.59m/41-3¾); Fredricka McKenzie in the 100 (No. 2, 11.52w) and 200 (No. 5, 24.14); Aniekeme Etim in the 200 (No. 2, 23.85); Joy Abu in the 100H (No. 3, 14.09); Nevagant Jones in the triple jump (No. 4, 12.33m/40-5½). The Crusaders also have a pair of ranked relays in the 4×400 (No. 2, 3:47.72) and 4×100 (No. 4, 46.24).

Hastings (Neb.) moved up one spot to No. 4. Kiara Anderson cracked the top-10 nationally in both the shot put and discus to pace the Broncos. She is ranked No. 3 in the shot put (14.10m/46-3 ¼) and No. 7 in the discus (45.44m/149-1). Also putting up a pair of season best efforts was Lauren Tamayo in the 100H (No. 4, 14.11) and high jump (No. 8, 1.67m/5-5¾), while Karen Sears moved up to No. 9 in the long jump (5.88m/19-3½).

Rounding out the top-5 is Wayland Baptist. The Pioneers improved their time for their national leading 4×100, clocking 45.47c (45.35A) at the Corky/Crofoot Shootout. Safia Bright, a contributing member of the relay, also clocked a season best in the 100 (No. 4, 11.57cw/11.54A).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 Southeastern (Fla.), No. 7 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 8 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 9 Doane (Neb.) and No. 10 Life (Ga.).

The 2021 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be May 26-28 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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

2021 Week #6 - May 5th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)536.38GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2indiana-techINDIANA TECH388.84WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 2)
3william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)359.18SSACSouth▲4
(LW: 7)
4hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)304.04GPACMidwest▲1
(LW: 5)
5wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)293.78SACSouth Central▼2
(LW: 3)
6southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)281.22Sun Conference (1)South▼2
(LW: 4)
7cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)228.92WHACGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 6)
8milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)189.71AACSouth◀▶
(LW: 8)
9doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)182.89GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 9)
10life-gaLIFE (GA.)169.19Mid-South (1)South▲1
(LW: 11)
11indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN143.76CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 10)
12st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)140.63ChicagolandMidwest▲4
(LW: 16)
13college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO140.12Cascade (1)West◀▶
(LW: 13)
14midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)129.91The HeartSouth Central▲4
(LW: 18)
15southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON118.08CascadeWest◀▶
(LW: 15)
16lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)113.42CascadeWest▲15
(LW: 31)
17eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON111.93CascadeWest▲9
(LW: 26)
18olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)104.48Chicagoland (1)Midwest▲5
(LW: 23)
19friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)104.47KCACSouth Central▲1
(LW: 20)
20dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)104.45GPACMidwest▲5
(LW: 25)
21taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)101.78CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼9
(LW: 12)
22huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)100.70CrossroadsGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 22)
23aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)96.41WHACGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 27)
24carroll-montCARROLL (MONT.)95.71Frontier (1)West▲5
(LW: 29)
25dakota-state-s-dDAKOTA STATE (S.D.)93.44North StarMidwest▼6
(LW: 19)

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2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConfernce 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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Mon 4/5
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Week 3Wed 4/14
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Mon 4/12
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Mon 4/12
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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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Mon 4/19
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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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Mon 4/26
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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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Mon 5/3
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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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Mon 5/10
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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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Mon 5/17
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Mon 5/17
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Week 9Tue 5/25
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FINAL ResultsFri 5/28
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