2023 NCAA DIII Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1
NEW ORLEANS – We’ve dotted our i’s and crossed our t’s.
Here is the first installment of the NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor 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 have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current qualifying marks from the 2023 indoor track & field season.
NCAA Division III — Women's Indoor Track & Field
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Washington (Mo.) tops the nation to begin the season. The Bears are buoyed by 11 national top-10 marks, including a national-leading effort by Emma Kelley in the 800 meters at 2:09.03. Kelly, who is also ranked among the top-5 in the 400m at 56.85, is one of three WashU athletes that hold multiple top-10 marks: Ebunoluwa Opata in the triple jump (No. 2, 12.10m/39-8½) and long jump (No. 3, 5.61m/18-5) and Emily Konkus in the mile (No. 6, 4:57.18) and 3000m (No. 6, 9:50.00) are the others.
UW-La Crosse took command of the Descending Order List this past weekend and is rewarded with the No. 2 spot. The Eagles, competing at the inaugural Pat Healy Classic, amassed 12 national top-10 marks on their home track. Maddie Hannan’s 4:55.78 mile is the only national leader out of the bunch, but several others are within shouting distance of the top.
Johns Hopkins continues its renaissance in track & field, as it begins the season third. Victoria Kadiri is a double national leader for the Blue Jays in the long jump (5.75m/18-10½) and triple jump (12.38m/40-7½), while their distance medley relay is also No. 1 at 12:28.77.
Defending champion Loras is ranked fourth to start its campaign. Grace Alley is the national leader in the pentathlon with 3681 points and is ranked third nationally in the high jump at 1.70m (5-7). Outside of Alley, the Duhawks own seven national top-10 marks at this juncture.
UChicago commandeers the fifth spot in this edition of the National TFRI. The Maroons have six national top-10 efforts, including two each in the 800m and 3000m.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 SUNY Geneseo, No. 7 Williams, No. 8 Mount Union, No. 9 Rochester (N.Y.) and No. 10 Carnegie Mellon.
Mark your calendars for March 10-11, because that’s when the 2023 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.