2022 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Track is back!

Here is the first edition of the NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index for 2022, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons are used, which means this objective ranking is comprised solely of marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.

NAIA — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Concordia (Neb.)
William Carey (Miss.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
Hastings (Neb.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Concordia (Neb.)
3
William Carey (Miss.)
4
St. Francis (Ill.)
5
Hastings (Neb.)
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It’s no surprise that Indiana Tech will start the season at No. 1 after earning a whopping 28 top-10 nationally ranked marks. The Warriors are headlined by several national-leading performances by Destinee McGrady in the 400 (55.80), Loanie Cellard in the 3000 RW (14:09.32), Kylin Nichols and and Erica Xayarath in the high jump (1.68m/5-6) and the 4×400 relay (3:47.68). Indiana Tech also has multiple athletes that sit in the top-10 in the 60, 200, 400, 60H, high jump, long jump, triple jump and pentathlon.

Concordia (Neb.) comes in at No. 2 with 15 top-10 marks on the Descending Order List. The field events alone combine for eight of those marks – three in the pole vault, two in the high jump and weight throw, and one in the pentathlon. The Bulldogs’ also have three three relays ranked in the top-3, including the nation’s fastest DMR.

William Carey (Miss.) is slotted at No. 3 after tallying eight top-10 marks to start the season, with three of them being national leaders. Brittany Jones has two of those No. 1 performances in the long jump (5.95m/19-6¼) and triple jump (12.71m/41-8½). Joy Abu is also a national leader in the 60H, along with top-5 rankings in the 200 and 400.

St. Francis (Ill.) is ranked No. 4 to start the season. The Saints have tallied 10 top-10 marks, with three of them coming from the 5000. Sabrina Baftiri is the national leader in the event (17:07.13) and is joined by Laisha Corona (No. 4, 17:08.40) and Katherine Bakken (No. 4, 17:37.41). Baftiri is also ranked fifth in the mile, while Corona is ranked No. 2 in the mile and No. 7 in the 3000.

Hastings (Neb.) rounds out the top-5 teams. With seven top-10 efforts to start the season, five of those sit among the top-5 on the Descending Order List. Lauren Tamayo is the highest ranked effort with her No. 2 soccer in the pentathlon. Other impact athletes are Veronica Pinkerton (800), Savannah Congrove (RW 3000). Nisa Thomas (60H) and Kiara Anderson (weight throw).

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Doane (Neb.), No. 7 Life (Ga.), No. 8 Dordt (Iowa), No. 9 Southeastern (Fla.) and No. 10 Marian (Ind.).

Mark your calendars for March 3-5, because that’s when the 2022 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota.

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

2022 Week #1 - January 26th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2021
FINAL
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH500.42WHAC (1)Great Lakes1
2concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)320.97GPAC (1)Midwest3
3william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)196.03SSAC (1)South2
4st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)177.79ChicagolandMidwest44
5hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)154.20GPAC (2)Midwest6
6doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)143.00GPAC (4)Midwest21
7life-gaLIFE (GA.)118.40Mid-South (1)South56
8dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)117.33GPAC (3)Midwest5
9southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)104.01Sun Conference (1)South9
10marian-indMARIAN (IND.)98.93Crossroads (1)Great Lakes11
11columbia-s-cCOLUMBIA (S.C.)98.86AAC (1)South---
12cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)93.49WHACGreat Lakes19
13olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)92.14Chicagoland (1)Midwest15
14milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)80.25AACSouth10
15aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)74.50WHACGreat Lakes44
16grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)72.98The Heart (2)Midwest23
17central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)70.99The Heart (1)South Central---
18taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)70.39CrossroadsGreat Lakes14
19saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)69.30KCACSouth Central44
20huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)68.74CrossroadsGreat Lakes8
21wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)65.63Indep.South Central7
22midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)65.58The Heart (3)South Central36
23northwestern-iowaNORTHWESTERN (IOWA)60.73GPAC (5)Midwest---
24saint-francis-indSAINT FRANCIS (IND.)58.62CrossroadsGreat Lakes31
25mount-mercy-iowaMOUNT MERCY (IOWA)56.70The Heart (5)Midwest15


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Indiana Tech1111111
William Carey (Miss.)3345542
Concordia (Neb.)2222223
Hastings (Neb.)5533334
Life (Ga.)791013875
Montana Tech9046272724136
St. Francis (Ill.)4454467
Benedictine (Kan.)3425202522208
Doane (Neb.)66767109
Taylor (Ind.)181491214910
Aquinas (Mich.)1515119101210
Wayland Baptist (Texas)21171918162212
Mount Mercy (Iowa)25212121232512
Marian (Ind.)108886514
Dordt (Iowa)87679814
Huntington (Ind.)20291719111816
Cumberland (Tenn.)74962423272816
Columbia (S.C.)11181517181718
Grand View (Iowa)16273237363318
College of Idaho45333836282120
Friends (Kan.)29121810131421
Judson (Ill.)283029313021
Vanguard (Calif.)737722213823
Keiser (Fla.)63454724251924
Sterling (Kan.)31352226262624
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)13161615121126
Milligan (Tenn.)14203748192334
Saint Francis (Ind.)24232633303434
Siena Heights (Mich.)27262528294343
Saint Mary (Kan.)19131416202447
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)22192332333547
Southeastern (Fla.)9111314171550
Cornerstone (Mich.)12101211151650
Northwestern (Iowa)23243130343157
Grace (Ind.)263129203732
Central Methodist (Mo.)172228393836

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/26
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Mon 1/24
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Week 2Wed 2/2
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Mon 1/31
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Tue 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/9
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Week 4Wed 2/16
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Week 5Wed 2/23
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Week 6Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/5
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