NJCAA ITF National Rankings Fluctuate In Week 4

NJCAA ITF National Rankings Fluctuate In Week 4

By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA

February 15, 2017   

NEW ORLEANS — As of Friday, there are just two weeks until the start of the 2017 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. They’re slated to begin March 3 and run through March 4 in Pittsburg, Kansas on the campus of Pittsburg State.

If the meet was held today, the Iowa Central men and the New Mexico JC women would be favored to walk away with their gender’s respective team trophies as they’re the top-ranked teams in the most recent NJCAA National Team Computer Rankings that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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The Tritons actually strengthened their lead over No. 2 South Plains (Texas). Iowa Central increased its point total by 33.03 points, while the Texans lost 18.04 points.

Cloud County (Kan.) CC jumped two spots in the rankings from No. 5 to No. 3 following a 15.32-point jump. The Thunderbirds were propelled forward by Moses Dirane’s effort in the 800 (3rd in NJCAA) and the DMR which is now ranked No. 1.

Barton (Kan.) CC and Butler (Kan.) CC both shifted down one spot to accommodate Cloud County CC’s rise in the rankings.

A new addition to the top-10 was that of Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC. The Pumas went from No. 13 to No. 9 and will continue to be led by top-ranked heptathlete Connor Williamson and several strong distance runners.

Over in the women’s rankings, 2nd-ranked Iowa Central gained ground on New Mexico JC, but not as much as 3rd-ranked South Plains (Texas) did. The Texans jumped 59.24 points thanks to Natassha McDonald’s NJCAA-leading time in the 400 (55.30) as well as a few top-5 marks, namely in the 800 (Hellen Maasotuo) and throws (Kiona Bradshaw in the shot put).

No team gained entry into the top-5 as Barton (Kan.) CC and Iowa Western CC shifted to let Iowa Central and South Plains (Texas) make their move.

Six women’s teams jumped three or more spots from Week 3 to Week 4: Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC went from No. 12 to No. 9, Highland (Kan.) CC went from No. 16 to No. 13, Cloud County (Kan.) CC went from No. 17 to No. 14, Allen (Kan.) CC went from No. 21 to No. 18, Dodge City (Kan.) CC went from No. 27 to No. 23 and Harper (Ill.) went from No. 29 to No. 25.

We’ll have two more sets of rankings before the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships begin in about two weeks’ time.

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

2017 Week #3 — February 15

next ranking: February 22
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Iowa Central CC 512.62 Midwest Denny Myers (8th) 1
2 South Plains (Texas) 320.94 West Erik Vance (1st) 2
3 Cloud County (Kan.) CC 219.87 Central Harry Kitchener (40th) 5
4 Barton (Kan.) CC 208.33 Central David Schenek (8th) 3
5 Butler (Kan.) CC 190.98 Central Ryan Turner (3rd) 4
6 Hinds (Miss.) CC 170.59 Central Reginald Dillon (16th) 6
7 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC 158.66 Central Craig Perry (10th) 7
8 Iowa Western CC 123.58 Midwest Emmett Statzer (10th) 8
9 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 103.21 West Dave Barney (21st) 13
10 Western Texas 102.77 West James Williams (5th) 9
11 Meridian (Miss.) CC 88.79 Central Chip Gayden (4th) 10
12 Central Arizona 84.68 West Tony Dougherty (17th) 15
13 Monroe (N.Y.) 78.08 Atlantic Lesleigh Hogg (3rd) 11
14 Vincennes (Ind.) 72.69 Midwest Chris Gafner (12th) 17
15 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 72.46 West Steve Jacobs (29th) 14
16 Trinidad State (Colo.) JC 70.29 West Lauren Martin (1st) 16
17 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 68.77 Central Mark Phillips (13th) 12
18 Allen (Kan.) CC 64.78 Central Vince DeGrado (6th) 23
19 Pima (Ariz.) CC 55.10 West Greg Wenneborg (12th) 19
20 Garden City (Kan.) CC 47.73 Central Douglas Marshall (3rd) 24
21 Essex County (N.J.) 44.12 Atlantic 20
22 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 37.29 Central Pat Becher (32nd) 21
23 Louisburg (N.C.) 34.63 Atlantic Jay Koloseus (2nd) 18
24 DuPage (Ill.) 33.42 Midwest Matt Wilhite (8th) 25
25 North Iowa Area CC 28.42 Midwest Curtis Vais (12th) 22
dropped out: (none)
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Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Monroe (N.Y.) 637.49 1
Central Cloud County (Kan.) CC 460.90 2
Midwest Iowa Central CC 957.13 1
West South Plains (Texas) 757.86 1
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Men’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters Barton (Kan.) CC 6.76 27.02
200 Meters Hinds (Miss.) CC 21.52 1:26.07
400 Meters Hinds (Miss.) CC 47.91 3:11.65
600 Meters South Plains (Texas) 1:20.95 5:23.80
800 Meters Meridian (Miss.) CC 1:56.51 7:46.04
1000 Meters Iowa Central CC 2:33.27 10:13.10
Mile South Plains (Texas) 4:21.80 17:27.20
3000 Meters Iowa Central CC 8:35.08 34:20.30
5000 Meters Iowa Central CC 14:58.56 59:54.25
60 Meter Hurdles South Plains (Texas) 8.12 32.46
High Jump Butler (Kan.) CC 2.00m 6-6¾ 8.00m 26-3
Pole Vault Mesa (Ariz.) CC 4.55m 14-11 18.20m 59-8½
Long Jump South Plains (Texas) 7.53m 24-8¼ 30.10m 98-9
Triple Jump Butler (Kan.) CC 13.72m 45-¼ 54.89m 180-1
Shot Put Iowa Central CC 15.96m 52-4½ 63.84m 209-5
Weight Throw Coffeyville (Kan.) CC 16.77m 55-¼ 67.07m 220-0
Heptathlon Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 4,398 17,592

 

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

2017 Week #3 — February 8

next ranking: February 15
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 New Mexico JC 332.56 West Keith Blackwill (12th) 1
2 Iowa Central CC 307.45 Midwest Denny Myers (8th) 3
3 South Plains (Texas) 260.56 West Erik Vance (1st) 5
4 Barton (Kan.) CC 259.23 Central David Schenek (8th) 2
5 Iowa Western CC 202.90 Midwest Emmett Statzer (10th) 4
6 Monroe (N.Y.) 154.33 Atlantic Lesleigh Hogg (3rd) 6
7 Vincennes (Ind.) 145.83 Midwest Chris Gafner (12th) 9
8 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC 123.82 Central Craig Perry (10th) 7
9 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 121.80 West Brian Batliner (3rd) 12
10 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 118.36 West Steve Jacobs (29th) 10
11 Western Texas 117.92 West James Williams (5th) 11
12 Central Arizona 112.36 West Tony Dougherty (17th) 8
13 Highland (Kan.) CC 87.61 Central Tom Bond (9th) 16
14 Cloud County (Kan.) CC 85.68 Central Ted Schmitz (36th) 17
15 Butler (Kan.) CC 72.78 Central Ryan Turner (3rd) 15
16 Cuyahoga (Ohio) CC 65.73 Midwest Don Cox (25th) 13
17 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 62.59 Central Mark Phillips (13th) 14
18 Allen (Kan.) CC 51.90 Central Vince DeGrado (6th) 21
19 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 47.39 Central Pat Becher (32nd) 20
20 Kingsborough (N.Y.) CC 45.67 Atlantic Dave Loobie (17th) 18
21 Essex County (N.J.) 42.92 Atlantic 19
22 Meridian (Miss.) CC 38.83 Central Chip Gayden (4th) 22
23 Dodge City (Kan.) CC 32.64 Central Cole Ballard (9th) 27
24 Colby (Kan.) CC 28.48 Central Cameron Rieth (2nd) 23
25 Harper (Ill.) 18.07 Midwest Renee Zellner (37th) 29
dropped out: No. 24 Macomb (Mich.) CC, No. 25 North Iowa Area CC
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Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Monroe (N.Y.) 593.66 1
Central Barton (Kan.) CC 542.89 1
Midwest Iowa Central CC 791.85 1
West New Mexico JC 660.92 1
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Women’s #EventSquad Leaders (Best Foursome in the Country By Event)
Event Institution Squad Average Squad Total
60 Meters New Mexico JC 7.53 30.11
200 Meters Barton (Kan.) CC 24.73 1:38.93
400 Meters Barton (Kan.) CC 56.55 3:46.19
600 Meters South Plains (Texas) 1:38.36 6:33.43
800 Meters Iowa Central CC 2:21.47 9:25.90
1000 Meters Iowa Western CC 3:16.38 13:05.51
Mile Iowa Central CC 5:16.65 21:06.60
3000 Meters New Mexico JC 10:36.69 42:26.78
5000 Meters Allen (Kan.) CC 18:49.69 1:15:18.78
60 Meter Hurdles Barton (Kan.) CC 8.85 35.40
High Jump Iowa Western CC 1.61m 5-3¼ 6.43m 21-1
Pole Vault Mesa (Ariz.) CC 3.46m 11-4¼ 13.85m 45-5¼
Long Jump Iowa Western CC 5.48m 18-0 21.93m 71-11½
Triple Jump New Mexico JC 12.38m 40-7½ 49.52m 162-5
Shot Put Iowa Central CC 12.84m 42-1½ 51.34m 168-5
Weight Throw Cloud County (Kan.) CC 14.42m 47-4 57.69m 189-3