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.
NAIA — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
William Carey (Miss.)
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.