2022 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2
NEW ORLEANS – The indoor season is moving right along!
Here is the second 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
William Carey (Miss.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
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Indiana Tech held the No. 1 spot for a second straight week. The Warriors boast 28 national top-10 efforts with seven of them being national-leading marks. Individual leaders are Destinee McGrady in the 400 (55.80), Lisa Voyles in the 800 (2:13.54), Loanie Cellard in the 3000-meter race walk (14:09.32), and both Kylin Nichols and Erica Xayarath in the high jump (1.68m/5-6). The Warriors also have the top-ranked 4×400 relay (3:47.68) and DMR (12:10.31). Indiana Tech has multiple athletes ranked among the top-10 across eight different events.
Concordia (Neb.) stayed at No. 2 in Week 2. The Bulldogs have 15 national top-10 marks on the Descending Order List, including a trio of No. 2 billings from Rylee Haecker (1000), Josie Puelz (pole vault) and Sarah Ragland (weight throw). Amy Richert also has a hand in two of those top-10 performances with No. 5 rankings in both the high jump and pentathlon.
William Carey (Miss.) comes in at No. 3 for another week and has nine top-10 performances on the Descending Order List, including three national leading efforts. Brittany Jones has two of those No. 1s in the long jump (5.95m/19-6¼) and triple jump (12.71m/41-8½). Joy Abu holds the nation’s quickest time in the 60H (8.54), while also sitting in the top-5 in the 200 and 400.
St. Francis (Ill.) remained at No. 4 going into Week 2. The Saints have nine national top-10 marks. No event is better for the Saints as they have three in the top-5 of the 5000. Sabrina Baftiri is the national leader in 17:07.13 and is joined by Laisha Corona (No. 2, 17:08.40) and Katherine Bakken (No. 5, 17:37.41). Baftiri is also ranked in the 1000 (No. 4) and mile (No. 6), while Corona has the third-best time in the mile.
Hastings (Neb.) rounds out the top-5 for a second consecutive week and has eight top-10 marks. Two of those efforts belong to Lauren Tamayo in the pentathlon (No. 2, 3497) and the 60H (No. 10, 8.88). Nisa Thomas (60H) and Kiara Anderson (weight throw) are also ranked among the top-5 in their respective events.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Doane (Neb.), No. 7 Dordt (Iowa), No. 8 Marian (Ind.), No. 9 Life (Ga.) and No. 10 Cornerstone (Mich.).
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.