2022 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – This past weekend did not disappoint!

Here is the fourth installment of the 2022 NCAA Division II Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. Only marks from the current season are being used, which gives a comprehensive, objective look at which teams have stood out throughout the season.

NCAA Division II — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
West Texas A&M
Azusa Pacific
Grand Valley State
Minnesota State
Fresno Pacific
1
West Texas A&M
2
Azusa Pacific
3
Grand Valley State
4
Minnesota State
5
Fresno Pacific
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West Texas A&M held steady at No. 1 for the fourth-straight week. Eleonora Curtabbi gave the Lady Buffs their lone top-10 performance from this past weekend. Curtabbi improved her national lead in the steeplechase after running a season best 10:09.85 in the steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays on Wednesday night. The Lady Buffs have 13 national top-10 marks to date, including three chart toppers: Curtabbi in the steeplechase; Taylor Nelloms in the triple jump; Zada Swoopes in the shot put.

Azusa Pacific is up two spots to No. 2 in Week 4. The Cougars reeled in five new or improved national top-10 efforts during the Bryan Clay Invitational. The top event for Azusa Pacific was the heptathlon with three new performances in the heptathlon: Nicole Warwick is the national leader with 5552 points; Alysa Henry is No. 5 with 5118 points; Luisa Fischer is No. 8 with a score of 4920. Jennifer Sandoval also clocked the second-fastest time of the year in the 10,000 with her 33:10.74 winner to give her another mark on the NCAA DII all-time list (Sandoval is currently No. 5 at 32:58.39).

Grand Valley State dropped one spot to No. 3 to no fault of its own. The Lakers picked up nine new or improved national top-10 marks between the Mt. SAC Relays and the Kennesaw State Invitational, with eight of those efforts coming in the distance events. Three of those marks reside in the top-3 on the Descending Order List: Taryn Chapko is No. 3 in the 800 at 2:07.24; Hannah Becker is No. 2 in the steeplechase at 10:19.04; Allie Ludge is No. 2 in the 5000 at 16:01.50. Ludge also ran the No. 6 time in the 1500 with her 4:22.95.

Minnesota State made a two spot jump from No. 6 to No. 4. The Mavericks tallied eight new or improved national top-10 marks, including a new No. 1 in the 4×100 relay (44.65) at the Mt. SAC Relays. Two athletes on that relay, Makayla Jackson and Denisha Cartwright, turned in other strong marks to boost the Mavericks: Jackson improved her national lead in the long jump with a windy 6.59m (21-7½) (+2.4) and ran the fourth-fastest time in the 100 of 11.49 (-0.3); Cartwright clocked the season’s second-fastest time in the 100H of 13.65 (+1.0) in addition to running on that relay.

Fresno Pacific fell two spots to No. 5. The Sunbirds turned in three top-5 national marks at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Kyla Richardson had a hand in two of those efforts, as she took over the national lead in the 100 with a windy 11.39 (+3.5) and was part of the Sunbirds’ 4×400 relay that ran a season best 3:39.60 to better their No. 1 position. Madison Flores also ran a season best 54.42 in the 400 for the fifth-best time this year.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 4: No. 6 Adams State (up three spots), No. 7 Pittsburg State (up three spots), No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce (down three spots), No. 9 Fort Hays State (up 10 spots) and No. 10 Academy of Art (up seven spots). The Grizzlies shined at the Mt. SAC Relays, as Roisin Flanagan set the NCAA DII record in the 5000 in 15:28.41 and Brianna Robles is the No. 4 performer in the 10,000 at 25:50.06.

Mark your calendars for May 26-28, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Michigan!

NCAA Division II
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2022 Week #4 - April 19th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M245.57Lone Star (1)South Central◀▶
(LW: 1)
2azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC240.78PacWest (1)West▲2
(LW: 4)
3grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE232.21GLIAC (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 2)
4minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE184.67NSIC (1)Central▲2
(LW: 6)
5fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC166.66PacWest (2)West▼2
(LW: 3)
6adams-stateADAMS STATE163.07RMAC (5)South Central▲3
(LW: 9)
7pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE124.99MIAA (1)Central▲3
(LW: 10)
8texas-am-commerceTEXAS A&M-COMMERCE116.99Lone Star (3)South Central▼3
(LW: 5)
9fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE86.41MIAA (4)Central▲10
(LW: 19)
10academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART85.08PacWest (3)West▲7
(LW: 17)
11angelo-stateANGELO STATE83.85Lone Star (2)South Central▼4
(LW: 7)
12simon-fraserSIMON FRASER82.52GNAC (3)West▲8
(LW: 20)
13csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO81.21RMAC (12)South Central▲8
(LW: 21)
14uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS80.70RMAC (1)South Central▼3
(LW: 11)
15queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)78.52SAC (2)Southeast▼7
(LW: 8)
16cal-poly-pomonaCAL POLY POMONA72.23CCAA (1)West▼1
(LW: 15)
17central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI70.20MIAA (2)Central▼4
(LW: 13)
18missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN67.81MIAA (8)Central▼4
(LW: 14)
19lincoln-moLINCOLN (MO.)66.36MIAA (3)Central▼1
(LW: 18)
20findlayFINDLAY58.69G-MAC (2)Midwest▲4
(LW: 24)
21winona-stateWINONA STATE57.08NSIC (4)Central▲25
(LW: 46)
22tiffinTIFFIN50.19G-MAC (4)Midwest▲4
(LW: 26)
23lee-tennLEE (TENN.)48.74GSC (1)South▼11
(LW: 12)
24hardingHARDING47.92GAC (2)Central▼8
(LW: 16)
25colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA45.66RMAC (3)South Central▲5
(LW: 30)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8Week #9
Azusa Pacific234231111
West Texas A&M111112322
Grand Valley State322323233
Minnesota State25106445444
Adams State969666655
Fresno Pacific443554566
Academy of Art1816171010811107
Lincoln (Mo.)14111819913988
Texas A&M-Commerce2795887899
Pittsburg State3519107797710
Angelo State1057111112101111
Central Missouri323213171618131212
Queens (N.C.)788151311121313
UC-Colorado Springs61711141710141714
Fort Hays State12141991517181415
Colorado Mesa3630253521252316
Saginaw Valley State5583101282123202217
Walsh332623262726211918
Lee (Tenn.)112212232022171519
Simon Fraser872120121214162020
Missouri Southern131514181820232421
Millersville702928302528312522
Sioux Falls384032313129292623
CSU Pueblo151821131415191624
Findlay172824201919222125
Colo. School of Mines312327332225262726
Winona State8046212416151827
Wayne State (Neb.)203029322927272829
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)221338553832333030
Tiffin242526222830242933
Seattle Pacific362022343436363735
Cal Poly Pomona5715162324283136
West Alabama192425353037404039
Slippery Rock233335363638393840
Northwest Missouri214260394243384542
Harding81216242631374249
Alaska Anchorage162731373741556873

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Tue 3/29
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Mon 3/28
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Week 2Tue 4/5
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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Tue 4/12
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Mon 4/11
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Week 4Tue 4/19
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Week 5Tue 4/26
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Tue 5/3
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Mon 5/2
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Week 7Tue 5/10
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Mon 5/9
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Week 8Tue 5/17
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Mon 5/16
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Week 9Mon 5/23
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FINAL ResultsSun 5/29