2022 NJCAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – Iowa Western CC moved into a clear lead in the Week 5 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
Barton (Kan.) CC
South Plains (Texas)
Iowa Western CC
New Mexico JC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
South Plains (Texas)
All TFRI Reports

After two weeks with small margins over No. 2 New Mexico JC, Iowa Western now owns a margin of more than 100 points as the top three positions remained the same.

Iowa Western CC won the Region XI Championships team crown and in so doing improved its number of top-10 marks from 25 to 31. The Reivers still lead six events nationally, with Hilda Chebet now owning three top marks – mile (4:51.81), 3000 (10:07.56) and 5000 (17:08.51); she also is No. 2 in the 1000 (2:51.93). Chebet’s 3000 time came in winning the Region XI Championships, as did the other three nation-leading marks from the Reivers – Miracle Ailes in the high jump (1.80m/5-10 ¾), Victory George in the triple jump (12.68m/41-7 ¼) and Antonia Sealy in the pentathlon (3403). Iowa Western also saw three more Region XI come from current National Athlete of the Week Nickisha Pryce – 400 (where she rates No. 2 nationally at 54.86), 200 (No. 3 at 24.19) and as anchor on the 4×400 relay (No. 2 3:43.96); Pryce is also No. 5 in the 600. Three more athletes add a No. 2 rating among a pair top-5 marks – Terresha Walcott (60 at 7.49, plus No. 4 in the 200 at 24.38), Mercy Biwott (3000 at 10:13.92, plus No. 3 in the 5000 at 17:54.46) and Alliyah McNeil (high jump at 1.78m/5-10, plus No. 4 in the long jump at 6.04m/19-9¾).

New Mexico JC remains No. 2 after a light week of competition. The T-Birds still have 28 marks in the top-10, with 16 of those in the top-5. Simeone McLeod leads the nation in the 60 hurdles (8.37), with Ewe Awusa (8.45) finishing a strong 1-2 combination. The T-Birds have three athletes with multiple top-5 marks, led by Aaliyah Lindsey with four – No. 3 in the pentathlon (3144), No. 4 in the triple jump (11.85m/38-10½) and No. 5 in both the high jump (1.67m/5-5¾) and long jump (5.95m/19-6¼). Damaris Chewon has three top-5 marks, led by a No. 2 in the 5000 (17:19.11); she also is No. 3 in the 3000 (10:18.10) and No. 5 in the mile (5:10.21). Deshana Skeete is No. 2 in the 200 at 24.18 and No. 5 in the 400 at 55.41. The T-Birds also rate No. 2 in the 4×800 (9:29.67).

Cloud County (Kan.) CC is No. 3 for the fourth week in a row. The T-Birds have 17 top-10 marks, led by new No. 1 in the 400, Vimbayi Maisvorewa (54.65 to win the Region VI Championships). Cloud County is also tops in the 4×800 (9:22.84), and two more Region VI champions moved to No. 2 in the ratings – Pamela Milano in the 600 (1:33.34) and Vanessa Mercera in the pentathlon (3218).

Barton (Kan.) CC is No. 4 for the first time since Week 2. Among the Cougars’ 14 top-10 marks are two national leaders – Kelsie Murrell-Ross in the shot put (15.04m/49-0¼) and the 4×400 team (3:42.51). Nia Robinson won three events at the Region VI Championships and rates top-5 nationally in all of them – No. 2 in the long jump (6.17m/20-3) and triple jump (12.41m/40-8¾) as well as No. 5 in the high jump (1.67m/5-5¾).

South Plains (Texas) dropped one spot to No. 5. Even after a light week competitively, the Texans improved its number of top-10 marks to 17. SPC is led by long jump national leader Joniar Thomas (6.21m/20-4½). Two athletes rate No. 3 – Success Umukoro in the 60 (7.53) and TaraLee McKarns in the pole vault (3.35m/10-11¾).

Completing 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 Highland (Kan.) CC and No. 10 Southern Idaho.

Only one week away is the NJCAA Indoor Championships, scheduled for March 4-5 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 #5 - February 23rd

Top 25 Teams
1iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC471.80Region XIMidwest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC364.52Region VWest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC279.68Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 3)
4barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC231.54Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 5)
5south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)231.04Region VWest▼1
(LW: 4)
6iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC174.98Region XIMidwest◀▶
(LW: 6)
7monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)158.66Region XVAtlantic◀▶
(LW: 7)
8indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC114.07Region XIMidwest◀▶
(LW: 8)
9highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC101.65Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 10)
10southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO96.99Region XVIIIWest▼1
(LW: 9)
11fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC85.87Region VICentral▲4
(LW: 15)
12hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC84.27Region XXIIIWest◀▶
(LW: 12)
13western-texasWESTERN TEXAS75.94Region VWest▲1
(LW: 14)
14cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)74.92Region VICentral▼3
(LW: 11)
15butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC70.53Region VICentral▼2
(LW: 13)
16hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC59.16Region XIMidwest▲1
(LW: 17)
17pima-ariz-ccPIMA (ARIZ.) CC54.69Region IWest▼1
(LW: 16)
18colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC49.85Region VICentral▲2
(LW: 20)
19hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC43.54Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 19)
20mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC41.27Region IWest▼2
(LW: 18)
21trinidad-state-coloTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.)23.41Region IXWest◀▶
(LW: 21)
22allen-kan-ccALLEN (KAN.) CC21.43Region VICentral▲3
(LW: 25)
23essex-county-n-jESSEX COUNTY (N.J.)19.83Region XIXAtlantic▼1
(LW: 22)
24bryant-stratton-vaBRYANT & STRATTON (VA.)15.55Region XAtlantic▼1
(LW: 23)
25garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC11.64Region VICentral▲2
(LW: 27)

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