2022 NCAA DIII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7
NEW ORLEANS – This is your official welcome to the postseason!
Here is the newest edition of the NCAA DIII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons are being used, so this gives a comprehensive, objective look at the current season at hand, which is in its final weeks!
NCAA Division III — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
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Conference Championships Weekend totally shook up the National Rating Index, as 22 of the top-25 teams shifted spots between Week 6 and Week 7, including eight in the top-10!
Top-ranked UW-La Crosse and fifth-ranked SUNY Geneseo were the only two teams in the top-10 to remain in place since Week 6. The Eagles added or improved four national top-10 efforts this past weekend at the WIAC Outdoor Championships, of which two came from Skye Digman in the throws (No. 6 in both the discus and hammer). The Knights received a national-leading mark from Madison Mulder in the 400 (54.90) and the third-best 400-meter hurdle effort of the season from Gwen Shepardson at 1:00.98.
Loras and Johns Hopkins leapfrogged former No. 2 Washington (Mo.) into the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively (The Bears are now ranked fourth). The Duhawks added or improved three national top-10 marks this past weekend, including a national best from their 4×100 relay team. The Blue Jays saw Victoria Kadiri improve her national-leading mark in the triple jump to 12.42m (40-9) and Annie Gutierrez climb to No. 3 in the pole vault at 3.88m (12-8¾).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 7: No. 6 WPI (up two spots), No. 7 Rochester (N.Y.) (up two spots), No. 8 Wartburg (down one spot), No. 9 Trine (up two spots) and No. 10 UW-Platteville (up 14 spots). Quality over quantity is the battle cry for the Pioneers this year, as they have only five marks ranked by the National TFRI, but four in the national top-10.
Mark your calendars for May 26-28, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio!