Iowa Central Tops 2016 Debut of NJCAA National Rankings

Iowa Central Tops 2016 Debut of NJCAA National Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – The past four years in NJCAA Indoor Track & Field has amounted to a “tug-of-war” between South Plains College and Iowa Central CC. Last year it was South Plains that swept both the men’s and women’s national team titles. The year before that, it was Iowa Central. In 2013 it was South Plains, and in 2012 it was Iowa Central.

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Play out the pattern to its next logical step and Iowa Central is in position to sweep the 2016 titles once again – a conclusion supported by the first National Rankings of the 2016 season announced Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

There’s much work to do before the NJCAA Championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on March 4-5, but the Triton men are early-season overwhelming favorites while the ICCC women are in a much tighter race with New Mexico JC.

The USTFCCCA National Rankings are generated using the 2016 national descending order lists from TFRRS. Athletes and relay teams are assigned more points based on how highly they are ranked in their respective event(s). Each team is assigned a team score based on the sum of its athletes’ point totals.

The National Rankings formula is not equivalent to the NJCAA Championships scoring system.

Using that procedure, the computers picked the Iowa Central women (378.40 points) as the comparatively narrow favorite over New Mexico JC (325.10).

The Tritons, led by national athlete of the week Leanne Pompeani and standout sprinter/hurdler Danielle Riggins, have logged 25 top-10 performances – including eight top-three marks.

While NMJC only has 18 top-10 performances – the same number as No. 3 Monroe – the Thunderbirds lead the nation with nine top-three-ranked marks, including the top two triple jumpers in Tamara Moncrieffe and Latavia Coombs.

Monroe checked in third, followed by No. 4 Iowa Western CC and No. 5 Barton County CC. Defending national champ South Plains came in at No. 6.

In stark contrast to the women’s race, Iowa Central has a commanding lead over the field in the men’s rankings. Behind a whopping 33 top-10-ranked performances (no other team has more than 17 so far) and 16 top-three marks (no other team has more than six), the Tritons amassed a staggering 574.92 points – well ahead of No. 2 Barton County CC with 248.54.

Iowa Central has an athlete or relay team ranked in the top eight in all but three events contested at the NJCAA Championships.

Iowa Western checked in at No. 3, with No. 4 Coffeyville CC and No. 5 South Plains rounding out the top five.

 

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Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2015 Week #1 — January 27

next ranking: February 3
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr)
1 Iowa Central CC 574.92 Midwest Denny Myers (7th)
2 Barton County CC 248.54 Central David Schenek (7th)
3 Iowa Western CC 238.85 Midwest Emmett Statzer (9th)
4 Coffeyville CC 206.15 Central Craig Perry (9th)
5 South Plains 182.28 West Chris Beene (12th)
6 Hinds CC 159.66 Central Reginald Dillon (15th)
7 Butler (Kan.) CC 138.93 Central Ryan Turner (2nd)
8 Meridian CC 118.63 Central Chip Gayden (3rd)
9 Gillette 103.06 West Chris Kozlowski (8th)
10 Mesa CC 101.51 West Steve Jacobs (28th)
11 Cowley County CC 84.34 Central Mark Phillips (12th)
12 Johnson County CC 74.04 Central Mike Bloemker (8th)
13 Cloud County CC 59.02 Central Harry Kitchener (39th)
14 Vincennes 58.73 Midwest Chris Gafner (11th)
15 Pima CC 57.47 West Greg Wenneborg (11th)
16 Monroe 52.70 Atlantic Lesleigh Hogg (2nd)
17 Garden City CC 52.07 Central Douglas Marshall (2nd)
18 Essex County (N.J.) 50.95 Atlantic Michael Smart (30th)
19 North Iowa Area CC 47.35 Midwest Curtis Vais (11th)
20 Hutchinson CC 39.77 Central Pat Becher (31st)
21 Western Texas 32.91 West James Williams (4th)
22 Allen CC 29.93 Central Vince DeGrado (5th)
23 Lincoln (Ill.) 28.23 Midwest Brian Herron (13th)
24 Louisburg 21.39 Atlantic Jay Koloseus (1st)
25 Kingsborough CC 19.41 Atlantic Dave Loobie (16th)
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Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Monroe 503.14
Central Barton County CC 433.09
Midwest Iowa Central CC 922.94
West Mesa CC 549.31
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Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings (Top 25)

2015 Week #1 — January 27

next ranking: February 3
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr)
1 Iowa Central CC 378.40 Midwest Denny Myers (7th)
2 New Mexico JC 325.10 West Keith Blackwill (11th)
3 Monroe 262.80 Atlantic Lesleigh Hogg (2nd)
4 Iowa Western CC 198.43 Midwest Emmett Statzer (9th)
5 Barton County CC 191.13 Central David Schenek (7th)
6 South Plains 181.56 West Chris Beene (12th)
7 Coffeyville CC 152.18 Central Craig Perry (9th)
8 Butler (Kan.) CC 129.66 Central Ryan Turner (2nd)
9 Mesa CC 121.69 West Steve Jacobs (28th)
10 Vincennes 107.11 Midwest Chris Gafner (11th)
11 Johnson County CC 85.68 Central Mike Bloemker (8th)
12 Pima CC 82.72 West Greg Wenneborg (11th)
13 Gillette 76.75 West Chris Kozlowski (8th)
14 Macomb CC 66.93 Midwest Kim Renas (3rd)
15 Paradise Valley CC 52.72 West Dave Barney (20th)
16 Cloud County CC 50.17 Central Ted Schmitz (35th)
17 Cuyahoga CC 49.13 Midwest Don Cox (24th)
18 Hutchinson CC 44.35 Central Pat Becher (31st)
19 North Iowa Area CC 42.66 Midwest Curtis Vais (11th)
20 Cowley County CC 39.96 Central Mark Phillips (12th)
21 Dodge City CC 38.06 Central Cole Ballard (8th)
22 Western Texas 34.97 West James Williams (4th)
23 Hinds CC 30.81 Central Reginald Dillon (2nd)
24 Cottey 28.03 Central Austin Bunn (2nd)
25 Garden City CC 28.00 Central Douglas Marshall (2nd)
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Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Monroe 661.57
Central Barton County CC 481.66
Midwest Iowa Central CC 701.05
West New Mexico JC 595.40
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