2022 NCAA DII Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – Welcome to the top, Minnesota State!
Here is the third installment of the NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI for the 2022 season, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.
NCAA Division II — Women's Indoor Track & Field
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Minnesota State jumped two spots from Week 2 to the No. 1 spot for the first time in program history. The Mavericks have 11 national top-10 marks this season across eight different events. Three of those efforts belong to Denisha Cartwright, who is No. 1 in the 200 (24.12c/24.9), No. 5 in the 60H (8.59) and No. 7 in the 60 (7.51). Two other athletes hold two top-10 national efforts: Makayla Jackson is No. 2 in the 60 (7.38) and No. 4 in the long jump (6.05m/19-10¼); Katie Taylor is No. 2 in the weight throw (20.03m/65-8¾) and No. 7 in the shot put (14.99m/49-2¼). Ja’Cey Simmons (200), Flore Gracia (triple jump), Kaylee Jensen (weight throw) and the 4×400 relay have also bolstered the Mavericks’ haul with top-10 efforts in their events.
Azusa Pacific climbed two spots of their own to come in at No. 2 in Week 3. The Cougars have turned in 10 top-10 efforts this year, including eight that sit among the top-5 in their respective events and three national leaders. Jaylah Walker has a hand in four of those efforts, as she is No. 1 in the 400 (54.63), No. 4 in the 60H (8.57), No. 5 in the 200 (24.45c/24.38A) and runs on the fourth-ranked 4×400 relay. Alayna Verner, who also carries the baton on the 4×400 relay, clocked the fifth-best time of the year in the 400 (55.37) to join Walker on the Descending Order List.
Pittsburg State slid one spot from No. 2 to No. 3 in Week 3. The Gorillas picked up two national top-3 performances this weekend. Christine Williams ran the No. 2 time in the 200 (24.13) and Kyla Davis moved to No. 3 in the pole vault (4.11m/13-5¾). Isabelle Peters (pole vault) and Trace Mosby (pentathlon) continue to hold the top marks in their events.
West Texas A&M climbed two spots to No. 4 for its first appearance in the top-5 this season. The Lady Buffs have eight national top-10 efforts with five of them sitting among the top-5. Zada Swoopes had a big weekend at the New Mexico Classic, throwing 17.19m (56-4¾) in the shot put to improve upon her DII lead and turn in another all-time effort. She also won the weight throw to move to No. 7 on the Descending Order List. In the jumps, Taylor Nelloms also improved her No. 1 ranking in the triple jump (12.99m/42-7½) and soared to No. 4 in the high jump (1.76m/5-9¼).
Grand Valley State fell four spots from No. 1 to No. 5 to no fault of its own. The Lakers have seven national top-10 efforts and one national leader this year. Emma Richards threw a season best in the shot put of 15.23m (49-11¾) to improve upon her No. 4 ranking on the Descending Order List.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Indianapolis, No. 7 UC-Colorado Springs, No. 8 Adams State, No. 9 Saginaw Valley State and No. 10 CSU Pueblo.
Mark your calendars for March 11-12, as the 2022 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.