2021 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 8

NEW ORLEANS – We are one week away from the start of the 2021 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

What better time than now to check out the most recent edition of the NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, which was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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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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The top-5 remained unchanged. Concordia (Neb.) remained in the driver’s seat with No. 2 Indiana Tech, No. 3 William Carey (Miss.), No. 4 Hastings (Neb.) and No. 5 Wayland Baptist (Texas) chasing down the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs saw one top-5 nationally ranked performance get turned in from their outing at the Concordia Twilight. Sarah Ragland had a heave of 55.77m (183-0) in the hammer throw for the fourth-farthest toss of the season.

The Warriors were led by Leondra Correia and Angie Sanchez at the St. Francis Fighting Chance Invite: Correia’s clearance of 1.67m (5-5¾) in the high jump puts her at No. 8; Sanchez turned in the ninth-fastest 800 of the season of 2:14.09.

The third-ranked Crusaders’ had strong performances from Joy Abu and Brittany Jones in their respective disciplines. Abu moved to No. 2 with her 14.00 in the 100H, while Jones climbed from No. 15 to No. 8 in the high jump with an effort of 1.67m (5-5¾).

Karsen Sears and Daisy Maessner sit within the top-10 in the long jump for the Broncos. Sears posted the fourth-best distance of the season of 5.99m (19-8), while Maessner improved to No. 10 at 5.83m (19-1½). The Broncos’ 4×100 also clocked a season best time of 46.78 for the eighth-fastest performance in the NAIA.

The fifth-ranked Pioneers had several standout performances in their final weekend of competition before the NAIA Championships. Raheema Westfall jumped to the top of the Descending Order List in the 200 with her time of 23.69cw (23.62A). Safia Bright also earned a pair of No. 2 billings in the 100 (11.50c/11.47A) and 200 (23.76cw/23.69A).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 8: No. 6 Southeastern (Fla.), No. 7 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 8 Doane (Neb.), No. 9 St. Francis (Ill.) and No. 10 Life (Ga.). The Fighting Saints made the largest jump in the National TFRI with their seven spot improvement. Earning top-5 placements on the Descending Order List this past weekend were Brianna Yanni in the hammer throw (No. 3, 55.96m/183-7) and Sabrina Baftiri in the 1500 (No. 4, 4:33.21).

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 #8 - May 19th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)505.29GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2indiana-techINDIANA TECH433.94WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 2)
3william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)352.47SSACSouth◀▶
(LW: 3)
4hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)299.74GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)284.15SACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)241.35Sun Conference (1)South◀▶
(LW: 6)
7cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)228.49WHACGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 7)
8doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)180.37GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 8)
9st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)179.77ChicagolandMidwest▲7
(LW: 16)
10life-gaLIFE (GA.)156.64Mid-South (1)South▼1
(LW: 9)
11milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)152.99AACSouth▼1
(LW: 10)
12huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)152.53CrossroadsGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 12)
13college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO152.31Cascade (1)West▼2
(LW: 11)
14eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON145.20CascadeWest▲1
(LW: 15)
15midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)144.05The HeartSouth Central▼1
(LW: 14)
16indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN139.23CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 13)
17taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)126.13CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 20)
18olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)122.31Chicagoland (1)Midwest▲3
(LW: 21)
19southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON120.99CascadeWest▼2
(LW: 17)
20marian-indMARIAN (IND.)116.26Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲3
(LW: 23)
21dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)111.94GPACMidwest▼3
(LW: 18)
22aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)111.46WHACGreat Lakes▲6
(LW: 28)
23saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)101.82KCAC (1)South Central▲1
(LW: 24)
24grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)94.72The Heart (1)Midwest▲5
(LW: 29)
25friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)91.01KCACSouth Central▼3
(LW: 22)

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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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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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