2022 NCAA DIII Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
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Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This is a comprehensive, objective look at the 2022 season, using only marks from the current NCAA DIII Descending Order Lists.
NCAA Division III — Women's Indoor Track & Field
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Loras cemented its spot atop the National TFRI with its efforts this past weekend at the A-R-C Indoor Championships. Marion Edwards played a huge role in the Duhawks’ success, as she hit the No. 4 seasonal mark in the 200 meters of 25.16 and toted the baton third on the national-leading 4×400 relay team. And while it doesn’t count toward this Rating Index, double chart-topper Kassie Parker swept the mile, 3000 and 5000 this past weekend.
Johns Hopkins improved one spot from No. 3 to No. 2 in Week 6. The Blue Jays were buoyed by the efforts of Victoria Kadri and Annie Gutierrez, who moved up to No. 4 and No. 8 in the long jump and pole vault, respectively. Johns Hopkins still has six national top-10 marks between the mile, 3000, 5000 and distance medley relay (Ella Baran leads the way with her top-ranked and NCAA DIII-record mile of 4:40.53, which she ran on February 4).
UW-La Crosse dropped one spot from No. 2 to No. 3, but to not fault of its own. The Eagles added or improved six national top-10 marks on their ledger, which included four in the field alone: Skye Digman in both the shot put (No. 1, 14.84m/48-8¼) and weight throw (No. 3, 18.48m/60-7¾); Hannah Zenkovich (No. 1, 3741) and Skylar White (No. 8, 3363) in the heptathlon. Emma Lawrence is ranked fifth in the 60H at 8.65.
Washington (Mo.) held steady at No. 4. The Bears added or improved four national top-10 marks at the UAA Indoor Championships this past weekend, including two in the triple jump from Ebunoluwa Opata (No. 3, 12.12m/39-9¼) and Alicia Gupte (No. 9, 11.86m/38-11).
Ithaca didn’t budge from No. 5 thanks to the efforts of Tia Jones. The national leader in the 200 bolstered her position atop the national leaderboard with her 24.82 effort at the Liberty League Indoor Championships (Jones is also ranked No. 1 in the 60).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: No. 6 UChicago (up one spot), No. 7 Mount Union (up seven spots), No. 8 UW-Oshkosh (up three spots), No. 9 Wartburg (down three spots) and No. 10 SUNY Geneseo (unchanged). The most impressive mark of the group came from Isabel Maletich as the Maroon star matched the NCAA DIII record in the triple jump with her 12.71m (41-8½) effort at the UAA Indoor Championships this past weekend.
Mark your calendars for March 11-12, as that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina!