2022 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Here is the fifth edition of the NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2022 season, 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 Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
British Columbia
William Carey (Miss.)
Concordia (Neb.)
Marian (Ind.)
Southern Oregon
1
British Columbia
2
William Carey (Miss.)
3
Concordia (Neb.)
4
Marian (Ind.)
5
Southern Oregon
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British Columbia leaps all the way to No. 1 after not being ranked in Week 1. The Thunderbirds are back on the track (and in the field) after not having a full outdoor season since before COVID. UBC has a total of 20 top-10 marks and lead the nation in four different events; Jamie Hennessey (Steeple, 10:37.11), Zoe Doorenspleet (5000, 16:43.16), Olivia Lundman (5000-meter race walk, 23:12.53) and Hailey Kjaer (Javelin, 45.18m/148-3). In addition to leading the nation in both the 5000 and 5000-meter race walk, the Thunderbirds have four athletes ranked inside the top-10 in both events. The mid-distance and distance events account for 13 of their 20 top-10 marks.

William Carey (Miss.) dropped one spot to No. 2, after not competing during the week. The Crusaders have 11 top-10 marks, leading the nation in five events. Joy Abu leads WCU with the No. 1 100H and 400H in addition to the No. 2 open 400. Abu also anchored the Crusaders No. 1 4×100 relay (45.49). Sisters Brittany and Nevegant Jones lead the nation in the long jump and triple jump, respectively.

Concordia (Neb.) had a big improvement, soaring 12 spots to No. 3. The reigning NAIA Indoor and Outdoor pole vault champion Josie Puelz has the Bulldogs lone national leading mark after clearing 3.85m (12-7½) at the Central Nebraska Challenge. Concordia has eight top-10 efforts with six of the eight coming from field events. The Bulldogs have three athletes ranked in the hammer, with Morgan De Jong leading the way ranked third (52.81m/173-3).

Marian (Ind.) jumped four spots to No. 4, making their debut in the top-5. All of the Knights’ nine top-10 marks comes from field events. Jai-Lyn Norwood is the highest-ranked athlete after recording the No. 2 triple jump (12.07mw/39-7¼) over the weekend. Arianna Benjamin is ranked top-5 in three events after winning the discus (No. 4, 13.70m/44-11½) and shot put (No. 4, 44.55m/146-2) to go along with her fifth-ranked hammer (51.05m/167-6).

Southern Oregon completes the top-5, moving up one spot from Week 1. Molly Guerra gave the Raiders their second national-leading mark after throwing 47.26m/155-1 in the discus at the Hayward Premiere. She joins Abi Stevens who owns the No. 1 high jump (1.72m/5-7¾). Stevens helped SOU record the No. 3 4×400 relay (3:50.92) at the Hayward Premiere, going up against a full field of Division I teams. Kayla Clanton and Haylee Broadahl added two national top-10 marks for Southern Oregon running the No. 6 and No. 10 fastest times, respectively. The Raiders have a total of eight top-10 marks.

Here are the remaining top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Indiana Tech, No. 7 Southeastern (Fla.), No. 8 The Master’s (Calif.), No. 9 Vanguard (Calif.) and No. 10 Life (Ga.).

Mark your calendars for May 25-27, as that’s when the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held once again in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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

2022 Week #2 - April 6th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1british-columbiaBRITISH COLUMBIA613.76Cascade (1)West
(LW: RV)
2william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)321.14SSAC (2)South▼1
(LW: 1)
3concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)282.16GPAC (1)Midwest▲12
(LW: 15)
4marian-indMARIAN (IND.)254.23Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲4
(LW: 8)
5southern-oregonSOUTHERN OREGON253.54Cascade (3)West▲1
(LW: 6)
6indiana-techINDIANA TECH247.46WHAC (1)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 3)
7southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)234.04Sun Conference (1)South▼2
(LW: 5)
8the-masters-califTHE MASTER'S (CALIF.)225.90GSAC (2)West▼6
(LW: 2)
9vanguard-califVANGUARD (CALIF.)215.77GSAC (1)West▼5
(LW: 4)
10life-gaLIFE (GA.)206.21Mid-South (1)South▲3
(LW: 13)
11lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)171.69Cascade (6)West▼4
(LW: 7)
12college-of-idahoCOLLEGE OF IDAHO163.47Cascade (4)West▲21
(LW: 33)
13taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)157.17Crossroads (3)Great Lakes▼3
(LW: 10)
14friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)144.99KCAC (2)South Central▲11
(LW: 25)
15saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)130.51KCAC (1)South Central▲3
(LW: 18)
16olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)125.57Chicagoland (1)Midwest▼7
(LW: 9)
17st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)125.29Chicagoland (2)MidwestNR
18hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)121.12GPAC (2)Midwest▲23
(LW: 41)
19dillard-laDILLARD (LA.)120.29Gulf Coast (1)South▼5
(LW: 14)
20cumberland-tennCUMBERLAND (TENN.)120.02Mid-South (5)South▲49
(LW: 69)
21central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)119.02The Heart (2)South Central▲1
(LW: 22)
22mobile-alaMOBILE (ALA.)118.83SSAC (1)South▼10
(LW: 12)
23westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)114.66GSAC (3)West▼12
(LW: 11)
24william-jessup-califWILLIAM JESSUP (CALIF.)107.15GSAC (4)West▲2
(LW: 26)
25aquinas-michAQUINAS (MICH.)107.11WHAC (2)Great Lakes▲32
(LW: 57)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7
British ColumbiaRV111111
Indiana Tech3682222
Concordia (Neb.)15334443
Hastings (Neb.)41181213654
William Carey (Miss.)1223335
Life (Ga.)1310115566
Marian (Ind.)8496777
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)91623151398
Aquinas (Mich.)5725179889
Friends (Kan.)2514712111110
Southern Oregon6557101011
Taylor (Ind.)10131614121312
Dillard (La.)14192724151413
Southeastern (Fla.)576891214
Doane (Neb.)62433833171915
St. Francis (Ill.)172123211716
Vanguard (Calif.)49410161617
College of Idaho33121522181818
Dordt (Iowa)54502934322719
The Master's (Calif.)281011141520
Saint Mary (Kan.)18151316202321
Columbia (S.C.)16271920192022
Grand View (Iowa)24372826272923
Cornerstone (Mich.)485121242124
Cumberland (Tenn.)69202219222225
Wayland Baptist (Texas)49343431292426
Montana Tech28424525252527
Central Methodist (Mo.)22211818232628
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)50312530404030
Westmont (Calif.)11232428343131
Mobile (Ala.)12222027283033
William Jessup (Calif.)26242629303235
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)7111417313336
Rocky Mountain (Mont.)21383742473737
Providence (Mont.)17283235384142
Eastern Oregon19335352747443
Benedictine (Kan.)23293132394246
Xavier (La.)20263037424347

USTFCCCA NAIA Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/30
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Mon 3/28
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Week 2Wed 4/6
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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Wed 4/13
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Mon 4/11
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Week 4Wed 4/20
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Mon 4/18
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Mon 4/18
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Week 5Wed 4/27
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Wed 5/4
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Mon 5/2
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Week 7Wed 5/11
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Mon 5/9
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Week 8Wed 5/18
Mon 5/16
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Mon 5/16
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Week 9Wed 5/25
Mon 5/23
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FINAL ResultsMon 5/30