2019 NAIA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week ? No. 1

2019 NAIA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week ? No. 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ratesha Smith of Webber International (Fla.) was named the NAIA outdoor track athlete of the week and Bailey Turner of Park (Mo.) was named the NAIA outdoor field athlete of the week. The duo was chosen out of a pool of conference group winners.

Track Athlete of the Week
Ratesha Smith, Webber International 
SO, West Palm Beach, Fla.

  • Smith competed in the UNCW Invitational last week
  • Weekly Stats
    • Finished first of five in the 100m dash with a time of 12.19
    • Finished second of 22 in the 100m dash with a time of 12.23
    • Finished fourth of 26 in the 200m dash with a time of 26.13


Field Athlete of the Week
Bailey Turner, Park
FR, Olathe, Kan.

  • Turner competed in the CMU Open last week
  • Weekly Stats
    • Finished first of 19 athletes in the triple jump with a mark of 11.51m
    • Finished first of 11 athletes in the long jump with a mark of 5.65m


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Track Nominees: Shelby Kallem, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) ; Courtney Richardson, William Woods (Mo.) ; Amy Ferguson, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Cass Brownell, Northwest Christian (Ore.) ; Danielle De Castro, Oregon Tech ; Arianna Daniel, Southern Oregon ; Hannah Clarizio, Corban (Ore.) ; Tamia Mills, Marian (Ind.) ; Shalysa Wray, Xavier (La.) ; Kathryn Vander Poel, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Cemaria Woodard, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Allison Newport, Evangel (Mo.) ; Alexia DeHaven-Boyd , Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Dymanique Thompson, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Brooke Smith, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Kaniyah Rush, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Mackenzie Holub, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Madelyn Wells, Mobile (Ala.) ; Rachel Jarriel, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Namiah Simpson, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Ladicia Henfield, Keiser (Fla.) ; Leondra Correia, Indiana Tech 

Field Nominees: 
Taylor Luster, Columbia (Mo.) ; Liz Maller, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Paige Dodd, Eastern Oregon ; KiAshe Hobby, Southern Oregon ; Brittany Coleman, Warner Pacific (Ore.) ; Anna Miller, Northwest (Wash.) ; Alex Conley, Oregon Tech ; Jasmine Wardell, Mount Mercy (Iowa) ; Marchya Jackson , Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Maggie Mollack, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Paige Pettell, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Raegan Granville, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Teychiana Dornan, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Quintianna LeShore, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; London Leslie, Texas Wesleyan ; Sarah Ruck, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Angel Peterson, Mobile (Ala.) ; Iyana McKeever, USC Beaufort (S.C.) ; Taylor Deveaux, Johnson & Wales (Fla.) ; J'nai Taylor, Webber International (Fla.) ; Erica Christensen, Keiser (Fla.) ; Destiny Copeland, Indiana Tech


2018-19 Women's Outdoor T&F Composite Award Winners (Field, Track)

Week 1 (March 20): Bailey Turner, Park (Mo.), Ratesha Smith, Webber International (Fla.)


Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


Championship Information

NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championship

May 25-27, 2022
Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium
Gulf Shores, Ala.