2021 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
NEW ORLEANS – As teams start gearing up for the postseason, let’s take a look at the newest edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index that was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.
Although the top-5 teams held steady, 18 of the remaining 20 spots in the top-25 changed following what transpired from this past weekend of competition.
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LSU maintained its hold on the top spot for the sixth consecutive week. Abigail O’Donoghue improved her season effort in the high jump to 1.89m (6-2¼) for the third-best clearance of the year. In the long jump, Aliyah Whisby soared to No. 8 with her 6.65m (21-10).
Arkansas remained at No. 2 and kept some distance from the rest of the top-5. The Razorbacks got some help on the track with two top-3 nationally ranked performances. Krissy Gear clocked 4:09.00 in the 1500 for the second-fastest time of the season. Also moving up on the Descending Order List is Tiana Wilson, climbing to No. 3 in the 400 with her 51.21.
No. 4 Texas started reeling in No. 3 Texas A&M in the National TFRI and now separated by 1.22 points in the computer standings. Kynnedy Flannel clocked a season best in the 200 of 22.52w to improve her No. 3 billing in the event. Chanel Brissett gave the Longhorns a boost after running 12.79 in the 100H to move up to No. 4.
Southern California will round out the top-5 for the second straight week. Moving up for the Women of Troy on the Descending Order List were Kyra Constantine in the 400 (No. 8, 51.58) and Lanae-Tava Thomas in the 100 (No. 10, 11.20). Thomas was part of the 4×100 that clocked 42.63 to take over the national lead, while Constantine anchored the 4×400 to a time of 3:29.72 to move to No. 6.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Alabama, No. 8 Texas Tech, No. 9 BYU and No. 10 Florida. The Cougars jumped 13 spots to break into the top-10 thanks to three nationally ranked efforts. Leading the way was Courtney Wayment with her national lead in the steeplechase of 9:31.37. Whittni Orton and Anna Camp-Bennett also added two top-6 efforts in the 1500. Orton is ranked No. 3 on the Descending Order List at 4:09.31, while Camp-Bennett moved to No. 6 with her 4:11.63.
The 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held from June 9-12 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.