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

NEW ORLEANS – The first edition of the 2023 NJCAA Women’s Indoor National Track & Field Ratings Index (TFRI) has a program at the top very familiar with leading the way.

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the rankings on Wednesday. No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2023 indoor track & field season.

NJCAA — Women's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
New Mexico JC
Iowa Western CC
South Plains (Texas)
Barton (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
Iowa Western CC
South Plains (Texas)
Barton (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
All TFRI Reports

New Mexico JC is No. 1 for the fourth time in the last five years’ inaugural TFRI. Runner-up in last year’s NJCAA Indoor Championships, the T-Birds have 24 top-10 marks, 16 top-5 marks and seven national leaders. Topping events are Lacarthea Cooper in the 400 meters (55.02), Calisha Taylor in the 600 (1:31.45), Letlhogonolo Magoro in the mile (5:07.60), Damaris Chewon in the 3000 (10:12.40) and Aaliyah Lindsay in the pentathlon (3040). The T-Birds also lead the nation in two relays – 4×400 (3:42.83) and distance medley (12:38.01).

No. 2 is Iowa Western CC, two-time NJCAA indoor defending champions. The Reivers have 17 top-10 marks, with eight of them in the top-5 and two leading the nation. Those leaders include Mercy Biwott in the 5000 at 17:24.09 and current M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week Miracle Ailes in the high jump at an NJCAA indoor record of 1.98m (6-1½).

South Plains (Texas) follows at No. 3, its highest rating since Week 6 of 2021. The Texans feature top-10 marks, eight of which are also in the top-5 led by one national-leading time – 7.39 in the 60 by Success Umukoro.

Less than one point behind is Barton (Kan.) CC at No. 4. The Cougars have 15 top-10 marks with eight in the top-5 and two leading the country – Kelsie Murrell-Ross in the shot put at 15.76m (51-8½) and Efe Latham in the weight throw at 16.57m (54-4½).

No. 5 is Cloud County (Kan.) CC. The T-Birds claim 12 top-10 marks, eight of which are also in the top-5. Their top individual is Miracle Thompson, who leads the nation in the 60 hurdles at 8.39.

Completing the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Iowa Central CC, No. 7 College of Southern, No. 8 Central Arizona, No. 9 Cowley (Kan.) and No. 10 Mesa (Ariz.) CC.

All teams have the target of March 3-4, which is when the 2023 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled at the Washburn Indoor Athletic Facility in Topeka, Kansas.

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

2023 Week #1 - January 25th

Top 25 Teams
1new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC410.42Region VWest2
2iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC251.54Region XIMidwest1
3south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)220.79Region VWest4
4barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC220.30Region VICentral5
5cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC215.07Region VICentral3
6iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC180.58Region XIMidwest6
7southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO116.60Region XVIIIWest11
8central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA102.21Region IWest---
9cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)85.22Region VICentral14
10mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC79.81Region IWest16
11indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC75.20Region XIMidwest10
12monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)70.90Region XVAtlantic7
13hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC66.43Region XXIIIWest9
14hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC63.50Region VICentral18
15fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC56.55Region VICentral13
16hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC55.07Region XIMidwest19
17butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC49.44Region VICentral12
18colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC46.00Region VICentral---
19richard-bland-vaRICHARD BLAND (VA.)44.38Region XAtlantic---
20salt-lake-utah-ccSALT LAKE (UTAH) CC43.36Region XVIIIWest---
21paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC41.67Region IWest---
22dodge-city-kan-ccDODGE CITY (KAN.) CC39.42Region VICentral---
23meridian-miss-ccMERIDIAN (MISS.) CC39.10Region XXIIIWest---
24western-texasWESTERN TEXAS35.80Region VWest14
25southwestern-iowa-ccSOUTHWESTERN (IOWA) CC29.27Region XIMidwest---

Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1
New Mexico JC1
Iowa Western CC2
South Plains (Texas)3
Barton (Kan.) CC4
Cloud County (Kan.) CC5
Iowa Central CC6
Southern Idaho7
Central Arizona8
Cowley (Kan.)9
Mesa (Ariz.) CC10
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC11
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)12
Hinds (Miss.) CC13
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC14
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC15
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC16
Butler (Kan.) CC17
Colby (Kan.) CC18
Richard Bland (Va.)19
Salt Lake (Utah) CC20
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC21
Dodge City (Kan.) CC22
Meridian (Miss.) CC23
Western Texas24
Southwestern (Iowa) CC25

USTFCCCA NJCAA Indoor Track & Field

2023 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional 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
Week 4Wed 2/15
Mon 2/13
Mon 2/13
Week 5Wed 2/22
Mon 2/20
Mon 2/20
Week 6Tue 2/28
Sun 2/26
Sun 2/26
FINAL ResultsMon 3/6