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Monroe Women’s Indoor Track and Field Holds No. 3 in USTFCCCA Ratings Index after Week Of

NEW ORLEANS, La., February 6, 2019 – Despite having the week off, the Monroe College women's indoor track and field team held strong to the No. 3 ranking in the country with 241.28 points in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Rating Index for Week 3, as announced by the USTFCCCA on Wednesday. Even without competing last week, the Mustangs held on to 13 Top-10 performances for the season, 10 of which rank in the Top 5. This includes a pair of No. 1-ranked times by Faten Laribi in the 800-meter run and 1,000-meter run events, as well as the No. 1 times in the 4x800 relay and distance medley relay. Joanna Archer boasts a pair of No. 2-ranked times this season in the 800-meter run and 1,000-meter run. Avon Samuels ranks second in the 600-meter dash, while holding on to the third-best time in the nation in the 400-meter dash. Sharon Chumo holds the No. 4 ranking in the 3,000-meter run. Malethabo Seema has three Top-10 performances herself, ranking fifth in the 800-meter run, sixth in the 1,000-meter run and seventh in the 600-meter dash. Claudrice McKoy ranks eighth as of this past weekend in the mile run. The Mustangs will compete this weekend when the team is split up for two different meets. Some of the Mustangs will run in the Fastrack National Invitational at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. on Friday, Feb. 8, while others will participate in the David Hemery Valentine Invite, hosted once again by Boston University, on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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