2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2
NEW ORLEANS – We’re only two weeks into the outdoor season and it doesn’t look like we’ll be slowing down any time soon.
Here is the second installment of the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index that was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. Only marks from the current season are being used, which gives a comprehensive, objective look at which teams have stood out in the early season.
NCAA Division I — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
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Texas continues to sit atop the National TFRI and extended its lead following a strong showing at the Texas A&M vs. Texas Dual. The Longhorns earned seven new or improved top-10 efforts to the Descending Order List, with two of those come in the 400 alone as Stacey Ann Williams is ranked second (50.56) and Kennedy Simon is third (50.68). Other Longhorns that turned in top-3 performances are Rhasidat Adeleke in the 200 (No. 2, 22.59), Tyra Gittens in the high jump (No. 2, 1.95m/6-4 ¾) and Julien Alfred in the 100 (No. 3, 11.07). Brooke Jaworski (400H) and Marilyn Nwora (shot put) also turned in top-10 performances for Texas.
Texas A&M improved its positioning by two spots, moving from No. 4 to No. 2. The Aggies added six new or improved national top-10 performances this weekend, with five of them residing in the top-5. Deborah Acquah had a hand in two of them, as she took over the national lead in the long jump (6.89m/22-7¼) and sits third in the triple jump (13.84mw/45-5). In the 400, Charokee Young clocked a blazing 50.00 to become the fifth-fastest collegian in the event, while Tierra Robinson-Jones is ranked No. 4 with her 51.18. The Aggies’ third national-leading performance that came over the weekend is by Laila Owens in the 200 with her 22.57 showing.
Florida climbed two spots to No. 3 in Week 2. The Gators gained seven new or improved top-10 national performances at the Florida Relays, including a new national leader by Imogen Barrett in the 800 with her 2:02.02 effort at home. The 400H was a big event for the Gators as Anna Hall (55.35) and Vanessa Watson (56.25) are now ranked No. 2 and No. 5, respectively. Talitha Diggs (200) and Grace Stark (100H) also turned in top-10 efforts, along with Florida’s 4×100 and 4×400 relays.
Texas Tech fell two spots from No. 2 to No. 4 this week. The Red Raiders earned three new or improved top-10 national marks, including an improved national lead by Seasons Usual in the discus with a heave of 59.49m (195-2). Demisha Roswell improved to No. 3 on the Descending Order List in the 100H with her 12.70cw (12.66A), while Onaara Obamuwagun turned in the the nation’s eighth-best triple jump (13.34m/43-2¼).
Arkansas climbed five spots to round out this week’s top-5. The Razorbacks picked up three top-10 performances this past weekend at the Stanford Invitational. No one was better than Lauren Gregory, who won the 10,000 meters in 32:34.21 to take over the national lead. Krissy Gear clocked the nation’s fifth-fastest 1500 and Logan Jolly is now ranked No. 10 in the 5000.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Kentucky, No. 7 Baylor, No. 8 Oregon, No. 9 LSU and No. 10 BYU.
Mark your calendars for June 8-11, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon!