2023 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Indiana Tech starts off the year in good position for a third-straight NAIA women’s indoor national title, leading the Week 1 edition of the 2023 NAIA Women’s Indoor National Track & Field Rating Index, which was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Only marks from the current indoor track & field season have been used in this objective compilation.

NAIA — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Concordia (Neb.)
William Carey (Miss.)
Huntington (Ind.)
Central Methodist (Mo.)
Indiana Tech
Concordia (Neb.)
William Carey (Miss.)
Huntington (Ind.)
Central Methodist (Mo.)
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Indiana Tech – which convincingly won the last two NAIA women’s indoor titles – has 13 top-10 marks in the rankings. All but three of the Warriors’ top-10 efforts are also in the top-5, led by national leader Lisa Voyles in the mile (4:50.74).

Following less than six points behind is No. 2 Concordia (Neb.), who finished third in last year’s nationals. The Bulldogs have 12 top-10 marks, including a pair national-leading marks – Amy Richert in the pentathlon (3487) and the distance medley relay team (12:20.68).

William Carey (Miss.) opens the season at No. 3. The Crusaders – runner-up in the last three NAIA indoor nationals – have 12 top-10 marks and can match Indiana Tech with 10 in the top-5. They are led by a trio of national leaders – Salieci Myles in the 60-meter hurdles (8.38), Joy Abu in the 200 (24.35) and Lina May in the 5000 (16:57.07).

Huntington (Ind.) is No. 4. The Foresters have 10 top-10 marks with eight placing in the top-5 and an amazing six that lead the nation. Four of those top marks come from current M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week Addy Wiley, who tops the lists in the 600 (1:28.69), 800 (2:08.28), 1000 (2:49.71) and 3000 (9:24.28). Also leading the country for Huntington are Erica Xayarath in the high jump at 1.71m (5-7¼) and Destiny Copeland in the triple jump at 12.43m (40-9½).

Checking in a No. 5 is Central Methodist (Mo.) and own eight top-10 marks, five of which are in the top-5. The Eagles’ top effort thus far is the No. 4×400-meter relay team (3:52.52).

Completing the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Hasting (Neb.), No. 7 Life (Ga.), No. 8 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 9 Cornerstone (Mich.) and No. 10 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.).

The 2023 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 2-4 at South Dakota State University’s Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota.

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

2023 Week #1 - January 25th

Top 25 Teams
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH268.78WHACGreat Lakes1
2concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)263.12GPACMidwest3
3william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)237.58SSACSouth2
4huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)178.70CrossroadsGreat Lakes16
5central-methodist-moCENTRAL METHODIST (MO.)146.86The HeartSouth Central---
6hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)124.09GPACMidwest4
7life-gaLIFE (GA.)123.10SSACSouth5
8milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)112.13AACSouth34
9cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)109.46WHACGreat Lakes50
10olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)103.05ChicagolandMidwest26
11cumberlands-kyCUMBERLANDS (KY.)99.40Mid-SouthGreat Lakes50
12siena-heights-michSIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)96.93WHACGreat Lakes43
13doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)95.59GPACMidwest9
14columbia-s-cCOLUMBIA (S.C.)89.08AACSouth18
15marian-indMARIAN (IND.)87.26CrossroadsGreat Lakes14
16saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)86.87KCACSouth Central47
17st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)86.60ChicagolandMidwest7
18dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)82.78GPACMidwest14
19southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)78.12Sun ConferenceSouth50
20eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON71.83Indep.West28
21dickinson-state-n-dDICKINSON STATE (N.D.)71.30North StarMidwest---
22cumberland-tennCUMBERLAND (TENN.)65.76Mid-SouthSouth16
23saint-francis-indSAINT FRANCIS (IND.)60.96CrossroadsGreat Lakes34
24benedictine-kanBENEDICTINE (KAN.)60.76The HeartSouth Central8
25midamerica-nazarene-kanMIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)59.17The HeartSouth Central47

Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2
Indiana Tech11
Concordia (Neb.)22
William Carey (Miss.)33
Huntington (Ind.)44
Central Methodist (Mo.)55
Milligan (Tenn.)86
Hastings (Neb.)67
Life (Ga.)78
Cornerstone (Mich.)99
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)1010
Siena Heights (Mich.)1211
Columbia (S.C.)1412
Benedictine (Kan.)2413
Taylor (Ind.)3114
Marian (Ind.)1515
St. Francis (Ill.)1716
Cumberlands (Ky.)1117
Dickinson State (N.D.)2118
Doane (Neb.)1319
Eastern Oregon2020
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)2521
Southeastern (Fla.)1922
Cumberland (Tenn.)2223
Saint Mary (Kan.)1624
Dordt (Iowa)1825
Saint Francis (Ind.)2327

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2023 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/25
Mon 1/23
Week 2Wed 2/1
Mon 1/30
Mon 1/30
Week 3Wed 2/8
Mon 2/6
Mon 2/6
Mon 2/6
Week 4Wed 2/15
Mon 2/13
Mon 2/13
Mon 2/13
Week 5Wed 2/22
Mon 2/20
Mon 2/20
Mon 2/20
Week 6Wed 3/1
Mon 2/27
Mon 2/27
Mon 2/27
FINAL ResultsMon 3/6