2021 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7
NEW ORLEANS – Seven teams that are eyeing podium spots in Gulf Shores have separated themselves from the rest of the field in the latest NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.
Those seven teams remained at their respective positions while the rest of the National TFRI saw movement among the ranks.
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Second-ranked Indiana Tech moved closer to top-ranked Concordia (Neb.). The Warriors had three season best efforts that impacted the national scene. Xuxa Peart and Brianna Tillman moved to No. 5 and No. 7 in the 400, respectively. Peart clocked 55.99 to finish second at the Pacesetter Sports Invitational with Tillman finishing right behind in third at 56.07. Tillman also ran a leg on the 4×100 (No. 2, 45.50).
Third-ranked William Carey (Miss.), fourth-ranked Hastings (Neb.) and fifth-ranked Wayland Baptist (Texas) round out the top-5. The Crusaders’ Joy Abu clocked a season best of 58.93 in the 400H. That was an improvement on her national lead in the event and goes well with her No. 3 ranking in the 100H (14.09). The Broncos had a top-10 effort from Veronica Pinkerton, who clocked 2:14.85 in the 800 to move to No. 9 on the Descending Order List.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 7: No. 6 Southeastern (Fla.), No. 7 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 8 Doane (Neb.), No. 9 Life (Ga.) and No. 10 Milligan (Tenn.).
The 2021 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be May 26-28 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.