T&FN's 2012 U.S. Women's Relay Rankings
Track & Field News’s 56th Annual
U.S. Relay Rankings
After being knotted in a 3-way tie for No. 8 last season, Oregon, winner of the NCAA 4x4 title, charged all the way to the top of the Track & Field News Women’s Relay Rankings for 2012.
The Ducks scored a 4-point win over LSU, which repeated as runner-up. Defending champ Texas A&M ended up in a tie for 3rd with Tennessee, well off the pace.
Long a distance power, the Oregon foursomes took the 4x8 and 4x15 in addition to the 4x4 win, and earned a 4x1 No. 4 and distance medley No. 2.
Overall Women’s Leaders
1. Oregon 47; 2. LSU 43; 3. tie, Texas A&M & Tennessee 25; 5. Villanova 23; 6. tie, Arkansas & Georgetown 20; 8. Texas 19; 9. Florida 14; 10. Dartmouth 13.
(for complete top 10s in each event, see the November edition of T&FN):
4 x 100 — LSU
4 x 200 — LSU
4 x 400 — Oregon
4 x 800 — Oregon
4 x 1500 — Oregon
Sprint Medley — Tennessee
Distance Medley — Washington
Shuttle Hurdles — LSU
Recent Overall Winners
2011—Texas A&M; 2010—LSU; 2009—LSU; 2008—LSU; 2007—LSU; 2006—LSU; 2005—South Carolina; 2004—LSU; 2003—LSU; 2002—South Carolina; 2001—Florida; 2000—South Carolina; 1999—LSU; 1998—Texas; 1997—Texas; 1996—LSU; 1995—LSU; 1994—Arizona State; 1993—Alabama; 1992—Florida; 1991—Nebraska; 1990—Villanova; 1989—Texas.
© Track & Field News 2012