2022 NJCAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Iowa Western CC improved its slight lead over New Mexico JC to remain No. 1 in Week 4 of the NJCAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Track & Field Ratings Index (TFRI), as released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The TFRI serves as an objective means to compare programs solely of current marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.

NJCAA — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Western CC
New Mexico JC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
South Plains (Texas)
Barton (Kan.) CC
Iowa Western CC
New Mexico JC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
South Plains (Texas)
Barton (Kan.) CC
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The margin between No. 1 and No. 2 isn’t as tight as last week’s miniscule 0.06 points as the Reivers now lead the T-Birds by 3.40 points – still very close with a thrilling team battle looming at the NJCAA Indoor Championships on March 4-5. The rest of the top-5 remained in the same order as last week.

Iowa Western CC maintained its total of top-10 marks at 25, with an impressive six of those perched at No. 1. Hilda Chebet – the current National Athlete of the Week – has two of them in the mile (4:51.81) and 5000 meters (17:08.71) while adding the No. 2 time in the 1000 (2:51.93). Four more Reivers are No. 1 – Mercy Biwott in the 3000 (10:13.92), Alliyah McNeil in the high jump (1.78m/5-10), Victory George in the triple jump (12.23m/40-1½) and Antonia Sealy in the pentathlon (3308). Biwott and McNeil join Chebet with top-5 marks in multiple events (Biwott adding a No. 4 in the 5000 at 17:54.46, McNeil a No. 5 in the long jump at 5.77m/5-11¼). Also rating high in a pair of events is Terresha Walcott (No. 2 in the 60 at 7.49, No. 3 in the 200 at 24.38), while Miracle Ailes completes a Reivers 1-2 in the high jump at 1.75m/5-8¾. A trio more can add No. 3 ratings – Nickisha Pryce in the 600 (1:34.12), Dyandra Gray in the 60 hurdles (8.46) and Osayi Omorodion in the long jump (6.10m/20-0¼).

New Mexico JC still leads the nation in top-10 (28) and top-5 (17) marks. Simeone McLeod remains the nation’s fastest in the 60 hurdles at 8.37 with Ewe Awusa (8.45) finishing a potent 1-2 combination. The T-Birds can add a whopping seven more No. 2 rankings – two each from Deshana Skeete (200 at 24.18 and 400 at 55.41) and Damaris Chewon (3000 at 10:18.10 and 5000 at 17:19.11). Calisha Taylor is No. 2 in the 600 (1:33.95) and Aaliyah Lindsey is No. 2 in the pentathlon (3144) – Lindsey can add three more top-5 marks with the triple jump (No. 3 at 11.85m/38-10½), long jump (No. 4 at 5.95m/19-6¼) and high jump (No. 5 at 1.67m/5-5¾). Awusa owns two more high-ranking efforts in the 200 (No. 4 at 24.58) and 60 (No. 5 at 7.60). The T-Birds also have the No. 2 4×800 team at 9:49.06.

No. 3 Cloud County (Kan.) CC has 17 top-10 marks. The T-Birds have the No. 1 4×800 relay team (9:22.84) and four No. 3 performances – Vimbayi Maisvorewa in the 400 (55.66), Tahisha Thompson in the weight throw (15.49m/50-10), Vanessa Mercera in the pentathlon (3128) and the 4×400 relay (3:47.24).

At No. 4, South Plains (Texas) improved its tally of top-10 marks to 16. The Texans are led by long jump national leader Joniar Thomas (6.21m/20-4½) while the 4×800 team is No. 2 at 9:44.59. Success Umukoro has a pair of top-5 efforts (No. 3 in the 60 at 7.53, No. 5 in the 200 at 24.64). TaraLee McKarns and Dejah Fuller add top-3 rankings in the pole vault (3.35m/10-11¾) and triple jump (11.85m/38-10½), respectively.

No. 5 Barton (Kan.) CC has been in the top-5 all season and remains with the second-most number of national leaders at three. Ashantae Harvey had a share in two of those over the weekend, taking the national lead in the 400 at 55.26 and leading off the Cougars’ 4×400 relay team (3:42.51). Remaining No. 1 is shot putter Kelsie Murrell-Ross (15.04m/49-4¼). The Cougars have two athletes with a pair of top-5 marks – Nia Robinson (No. 2 in long jump at 6.17m/20-3, No. 5 in the high jump at 1.67m/5-5¾) and Kayan Green (No. 3 in the 1000 at 2:57.42, No. 5 in the 600 at 1:34.22).

Finishing the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Iowa Central CC, No. 7 Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.), No. 8 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC, No. 9 Southern Idaho and No. 10 Highland (Kan.) CC. The latter two programs are making their first appearance this year in the Top-10, Southern Idaho also doubling as the week’s biggest mover after moving up nine spots from last week.

March 4-5 is circled on everyone’s calendar, as that’s when the NJCAA Indoor Championships are scheduled at Pittsburg State’s Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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

2022 Week #4 - February 16th

Top 25 Teams
1iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC404.42Region XIMidwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC401.02Region VWest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC275.74Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 3)
4south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)240.40Region VWest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC218.59Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 5)
6iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC165.70Region XIMidwest▲2
(LW: 8)
7monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)158.82Region XVAtlantic◀▶
(LW: 7)
8indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC135.26Region XIMidwest▼2
(LW: 6)
9southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO113.45Region XVIIIWest▲8
(LW: 17)
10highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC95.05Region VICentral▲2
(LW: 12)
11cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)80.30Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 10)
12hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC80.21Region XXIIIWest▲1
(LW: 13)
13butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC79.98Region VICentral▼2
(LW: 11)
14western-texasWESTERN TEXAS73.89Region VWest▲2
(LW: 16)
15fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC72.21Region VICentral▼6
(LW: 9)
16pima-ariz-ccPIMA (ARIZ.) CC66.89Region IWest▲4
(LW: 20)
17hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC61.36Region XIMidwest▼3
(LW: 14)
18mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC55.97Region IWest▼3
(LW: 15)
19hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC38.39Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 19)
20colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC37.31Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 21)
21trinidad-state-coloTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.)33.32Region IXWest▲1
(LW: 22)
22essex-county-n-jESSEX COUNTY (N.J.)32.52Region XIXAtlantic▼4
(LW: 18)
23bryant-stratton-vaBRYANT & STRATTON (VA.)21.53Region XAtlantic▲1
(LW: 24)
24coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC17.35Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 25)
25allen-kan-ccALLEN (KAN.) CC16.38Region VICentral▼2
(LW: 23)

Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Iowa Western CC3211111
New Mexico JC1122222
Cloud County (Kan.) CC2333333
South Plains (Texas)6844554
Barton (Kan.) CC5455445
Iowa Central CC7786676
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)9577767
Highland (Kan.) CC20131210998
Hinds (Miss.) CC1516131212119
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC46688810
Southern Idaho1814179101011
Butler (Kan.) CC10121113151412
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC1111915111213
Western Texas12151614131314
Cowley (Kan.)14101011141514
Mesa (Ariz.) CC17211518201816
Pima (Ariz.) CC2016171717
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC16171919192018
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC891417161619
Trinidad State (Colo.)19192221212220
Essex County (N.J.)13181822232121
Bryant & Stratton (Va.)2423242322
DuPage (Ill.)283026272722
Garden City (Kan.) CC24242727252524
Colby (Kan.) CC232021201819
Allen (Kan.) CC342223252224
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC222525242626
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC252929293130
Vincennes (Ind.)212326283334

USTFCCCA NJCAA Indoor Track & Field

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