D2 Outdoor Top 20: Update #2 (Women)


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(Unranked)

Was not ranked the week before

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First number indicates the change in a runner's ranking from week priorSecond number indicates where the runner was ranked last week

20. Stefanie Parsons | Edinboro (SO) (Unranked)

Parsons opened up her season a few weeks ago, picking up a PR and provisional 1500 time of 4:27.59. This weekend, she took home the win in the 800 at the Dave Labor Invitational, running a 2:15.40. It's yet another solid performance and another step in the right direction.


19. Bailey Sharon | Western Colorado (SO) (+1 / 20)

Sharon has had a very busy start to the season, and that continued last weekend as she hopped in the 1500 at Colorado. She ran a PR and a converted provisional time of 4:31.29. The range has been put on display, as she has now run a 400, 800, 1500 and 4x4 already this season.


18. Alexa Shindruk | Central Washington (SR) (+1 / 19)

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17. Sophie Dodd | Simon Fraser (SR) (+1 / 18)

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16. Andra Lehotay | Walsh (JR) (+1 / 17)

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15. Emily Roberts | U-Mary (SR) (+1 / 16)

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14. Allie Ludge | Grand Valley State (JR) (+1 / 15)

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13. Kristen Metcalfe | Embry-Riddle (SR) (-3 / 10)

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12. Addy Townsend | Simon Fraser (SR) (-3 / 9)

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11. Carsyn Koch-Johnson | Cedarville (SR) (+2 / 13)

Koch-Johnson opened up her outdoor season this week with a win in the 800 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational. She ran a provisional time of 2:08.13, which puts her at #5 in the D2 rankings. Koch-Johnson continues to be one of the more underrated half-milers in a field that is filled with numerous top-tier talents.


10. Julia Howley | Simon Fraser (SR) (+2 / 12)

Howley proved that her steeplechase debut at Stanford was no fluke as she took home another easy win at the Emilie Mondor Invitational, running 6:40.34 for a 2k steeple. It's tough to know how this will translate to a steeplechase race for 3000 meters, but 6:40 for a 2k steeplechase is no joke.


9. Roisin Flanagan | Adams State (JR) (+2 / 11)

Flanagan opened up her outdoor season this weekend with an 800 at Colorado, finishing as the top D2 runner in the field and 4th overall. She clocked a PR and converted provisional time of 2:08.41, which currently sits 6th in D2.


8. Danielle McCormick | Alaska Anchorage (SR) (-2 / 6)

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7. Leah Hanle | Mount Olive (JR) (0 / 7)

A week after getting a D2 auto qualifier in the 5k, Hanle picked up another one in the 10k, running a solo 34:09 at the Colonial Relays. This is as good as she has ever looked, which is saying a lot based on her past performances.


6. Rachael Walters | Grand Valley State (SR) (-1 / 5)

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5. Stephanie Cotter | Adams State (FR) (-1 / 4)

Cotter opened up her outdoor season with an 800 at Colorado. It was not her best race, but it is also not her best event, as she ran a converted time of 2:15.06. I think we are all just waiting on her first 1500.


4. Eilish Flanagan | Adams State (JR) (+4 / 8)

Flanagan opened up her indoor season with a bang as she was the top collegiate in the 1500 at Colorado, besting fellow D2 competitors Webb and Konieczek. She clocked a PR and converted auto time of 4:21.53 which is the top mark in D2 right now.


3. Skylyn Webb | UC Colorado-Springs (SR) (0 / 3)

Webb jumped up in distance last weekend and hopped in the 1500 at Colorado. She ran a PR and finished 3rd behind fellow D2 competitors Flanagan and Konieczek. Webb clocked a converted provisional time of 4:24.85, which puts her at #5 in D2. In total, this was a very strong and impressive display range for someone who thrives in the 800.


2. Alicja Konieczek | Western Colorado (SR) (0 / 2)

The steeplechase queen opened up her outdoor season at altitude last weekend with a 1500 at Colorado. She ran a converted auto qualifying time of 4:22.00 which puts her behind only Flanagan in the D2 rankings.


1. Caroline Kurgat | Alaska Anchorage (SR) (0 / 1)

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800

1. Skylyn Webb (UC Colorado Springs)

2. Rachael Walters (Grand Valley State)

3. Danielle McCormick (Alaska Anchorage)

4. Carsyn Koch-Johnson (Cedarville)

5. Kristen Metcalfe (Embry-Riddle)


1500

1. Eilish Flanagan (Adams State)

2. Alijca Konieczek (Western Colorado)

3. Stephanie Cotter (Adams State)

4. Roisin Flanagan (Adams State)

5. Addy Townsend (Simon Fraser)


3000 Steeplechase

1. Alijca Konieczek (Western Colorado)

2. Eilish Flanagan (Adams State)

3. Julia Howley (Simon Fraser)

4. Hanna Groeber (Grand Valley State)

5. Megan Wenham (Colorado Mines)


5000

1. Caroline Kurgat (Alaska Anchorage)

2. Alijca Konieczek (Western Colorado)

3. Leah Hanle (Mount Olive)

4. Eilish Flanagan (Adams State)

5. Emily Roberts (U-Mary)


10,000

1. Caroline Kurgat (Alaska Anchorage)

2. Leah Hanle (Mount Olive)

3. Emily Roberts (U-Mary)

4. Alexa Shindruk (Central Washington)

5. Eileen Stressling (Azusa Pacific)