2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7
NEW ORLEANS – We’ve made it to the postseason.
Here is the newest 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 during the season.
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It’s a quiet week for the National TFRI as a full weekend of conference championships is right around the corner. Texas, Texas A&M, Florida and LSU held their spots for the fourth-straight week: the top-ranked Longhorns headline the Big 12 Championships in Lubbock, Texas; the second-ranked Aggies, third-ranked Gators and fourth-ranked Tigers battle it out at the SEC Championships in Oxford, Mississippi.
Anna Hall of Florida shined at the USATF Combined Events Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, winning the heptathlon with a score of 6458. That score not only improved her national lead in the event, it solidified her spot as the second-best performer in collegiate history. Hall also closed out the heptathlon with a blistering 2:03.11 in the 800, good enough for the No. 8 performance on the Descending Order List.
The lone change among this week’s top teams came from Arkansas, as the fifth-ranked Razorbacks moved back into the top-5 after spending the last two weeks at No. 6. The Razorbacks gained one new or improved national top-10 mark. Britton Wilson clocked a season best 50.97 in the 400 at the Arkansas Twilight to move to No. 5 on the Descending Order List. Britton also holds the national lead in the 400H with her 54.37 clocking at the Texas Relays.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 7: No. 6 Texas Tech (down one spot), No. 7 Kentucky, No. 8 BYU, No. 9 Oregon and No. 10 Ohio State. This is the third-straight week the Wildcats, Cougars, Ducks and Buckeyes held this order.
The biggest move of the week came from No. 14 NC State after climbing five spots from No. 19. The Wolfpack gained a new national top-10 mark at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier from Samantha Bush, who clocked the ninth-best time of the season in the 1500 of 4:13.50. Bush’s performance gives NC State its third national top-10 mark, as Katelyn Tuohy holds the other two in the 5000 (No. 1, 15:14.61) and the 1500 (No. 3, 4:12.58).
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!