Colorado Women Jump Into Top-15
NEW ORLEANS – The University of Colorado women's track and field program leaped 19 spots over the weekend to be ranked 14th in the NCAA, the United State Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday.
The women's squad has hovered around the 30s all season, but after a strong weekend that included three top-eight marks in the NCAA, CU made the largest leap into the top-25 of the week.
The ranking, which is assigned points based on individual placement in the NCAA, nearly doubled their points total to 105.59 after having only 55.22 TFRI points the week before. The jump is large thanks to standout performance from Madie Boreman and Emily Covert.
Boreman is the fifth-ranked individual in the women's steeplechase while Covert is eighth in the 5,000. Abby Nichols continues to hold down the top-spot in the women's 5,000 after losing her title for less than 24 hours. Nichols' 15:15.95 5,000 was the eighth-fastest mark in NCAA history.
Other new performances that have boosted the women's rating include Abbey Glynn in the 400 hurdles ranked 20th, Micaela DeGenero in the 1,500 ranked 17th, Allie Routledge ranked 30th in the high jump and the heptathletes Avery McMullen and Jada Green being ranked 10th and 40th, respectfully.
The CU women are also receiving points for Kylee Harr in the high jump, Covert and India Johnson in the 10,000 and the women's 4x400-meter squad.
Colorado heads up to CSU this weekend to compete in the Jack Christiansen Invitational.