Penultimate NJCAA ITF Rankings Shed Light On Postseason

Penultimate NJCAA ITF Rankings Shed Light On Postseason

NEW ORLEANS — As we inch closer to the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 3-4 in Pittsburg, Kansas, the National Team Computer Rankings continue to take shape.

In fact, there will only be one more set of rankings for the indoor season — which come out next Wednesday — before the dust is settled at Pittsburg State University.

QUICK LINKS: Men’s Rankings | Women’s Rankings

What we have here, however, are the most recent men’s and women’s rankings released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Not much changed in the men’s top-5 outside of Butler (Kan.) CC and Barton (Kan.) CC switching spots. The former went from No. 5 to No. 4, while the latter went from No. 4 to No. 5.

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The top-3 teams in the men’s rankings are No. 1 Iowa Central CC, No. 2 South Plains (Texas) and No. 3 Cloud County (Kan.) CC. The Tritons and Texans both lost ground while the Thunderbirds gained on both with a 23.43-point jump. Cloud County was helped by Rajindra Campbell (shot put) and Stephen Marindich (600 meters), who both rose to the No. 1 spot of their respective event.

Once you get down to No. 8 through No. 25, you see a bunch of changes. Only one team remained in place from Week 4. We’ll highlight some of the bigger jumps.

Western Texas and Central Arizona climbed into the top-10 at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

Cowley County (Kan.) CC and Allen (Kan.) CC both gained four spots from Week 4 and jumped to No. 13 and No. 14, respectively.

Over in the women’s rankings, New Mexico JC is still No. 1 and improved upon its ranking by 11.38 points. If the Thunderbirds are No. 1 at the end of next week’s pre-championship rankings, they’d tie the latest they’ve been ranked No. 1.

South Plains (Texas) leapfrogged Iowa Central CC for 2nd. The Texans now have top-5 ranked women in the 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000, mile, 5000, both relays and several of the field events.

One of the biggest moves of the week belonged to Western Texas as it went from No. 11 to No. 6. That was aided by Abigail Kwarteng’s 2nd-ranked mark in the high jump.

Jumps of three or more spots also belonged to Central Arizona (No. 12 to No. 9), Cowley County (Kan.) CC (No. 17 to No. 14) and Johnson County (Kan.) CC (No. 33 to No. 25).

Be sure to check back next week as we preview the 2017 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships with the Week 6 rankings!

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

2017 Week #5 — February 22

next ranking: TUESDAY, February 28 (pre-championships)
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 Iowa Central CC 492.41 Midwest Denny Myers (8th) 1
2 South Plains (Texas) 301.68 West Erik Vance (1st) 2
3 Cloud County (Kan.) CC 243.30 Central Harry Kitchener (40th) 3
4 Butler (Kan.) CC 229.60 Central Ryan Turner (3rd) 5
5 Barton (Kan.) CC 221.22 Central David Schenek (8th) 4
6 Hinds (Miss.) CC 155.94 Central Reginald Dillon (16th) 6
7 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC 134.96 Central Craig Perry (10th) 7
8 Western Texas 126.24 West James Williams (5th) 10
9 Central Arizona 103.77 West Tony Dougherty (17th) 12
10 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 96.87 West Dave Barney (21st) 9
11 Iowa Western CC 96.84 Midwest Emmett Statzer (10th) 8
12 Vincennes (Ind.) 76.85 Midwest Chris Gafner (12th) 14
13 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 76.69 Central Mark Phillips (13th) 17
14 Allen (Kan.) CC 76.38 Central Vince DeGrado (6th) 18
15 Monroe (N.Y.) 75.97 Atlantic Lesleigh Hogg (3rd) 13
16 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 72.32 West Steve Jacobs (29th) 15
17 Meridian (Miss.) CC 68.69 Central Chip Gayden (4th) 11
18 Trinidad State (Colo.) JC 64.48 West Lauren Martin (1st) 16
19 Garden City (Kan.) CC 56.18 Central Douglas Marshall (3rd) 20
20 Louisburg (N.C.) 53.97 Atlantic Jay Koloseus (2nd) 23
21 Pima (Ariz.) CC 50.41 West Greg Wenneborg (12th) 19
22 North Iowa Area CC 38.68 Midwest Curtis Vais (12th) 25
23 Essex County (N.J.) 37.96 Atlantic 21
24 DuPage (Ill.) 29.01 Midwest Matt Wilhite (8th) 24
25 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 26.93 Central Pat Becher (32nd) 22
dropped out: (none)
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Men’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Monroe (N.Y.) 625.59 1
Central Cloud County (Kan.) CC 495.26 1
Midwest Iowa Central CC 952.13 1
West South Plains (Texas) 790.05 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 6.72 26.89
200 Meters Hinds (Miss.) CC 21.36 1:25.44
400 Meters Hinds (Miss.) CC 47.91 3:11.65
600 Meters South Plains (Texas) 1:20.69 5:22.77
800 Meters Meridian (Miss.) CC 1:56.24 7:44.97
1000 Meters Iowa Central CC 2:31.90 10:07.58
Mile Iowa Central CC 4:18.17 17:12.66
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) 8.08 32.31
High Jump South Plains (Texas) 2.02m 6-7½ 8.07m 26-5¾
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 South Plains (Texas) 14.77m 48-5¾ 59.09m 193-10
Shot Put Iowa Central CC 15.96m 52-4½ 63.84m 209-5
Weight Throw Iowa Central CC 17.04m 55-10¾ 68.14m 223-6
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 #5 — February 22

next ranking: TUESDAY, February 28 (pre-championships)
Rank School Points Region Head Coach (Yr) Last Week
1 New Mexico JC 343.94 West Keith Blackwill (12th) 1
2 South Plains (Texas) 308.77 West Erik Vance (1st) 3
3 Iowa Central CC 297.29 Midwest Denny Myers (8th) 2
4 Barton (Kan.) CC 252.25 Central David Schenek (8th) 4
5 Iowa Western CC 170.94 Midwest Emmett Statzer (10th) 5
6 Western Texas 150.14 West James Williams (5th) 11
7 Monroe (N.Y.) 147.01 Atlantic Lesleigh Hogg (3rd) 6
8 Vincennes (Ind.) 136.37 Midwest Chris Gafner (12th) 7
9 Central Arizona 119.24 West Tony Dougherty (17th) 12
10 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 115.67 West Steve Jacobs (29th) 10
11 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC 106.48 Central Craig Perry (10th) 8
12 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 93.47 West Brian Batliner (3rd) 9
13 Cloud County (Kan.) CC 85.78 Central Ted Schmitz (36th) 14
14 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 83.60 Central Mark Phillips (13th) 17
15 Butler (Kan.) CC 81.98 Central Ryan Turner (3rd) 15
16 Highland (Kan.) CC 69.92 Central Tom Bond (9th) 13
17 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 61.41 Central Pat Becher (32nd) 19
18 Cuyahoga (Ohio) CC 60.08 Midwest Don Cox (25th) 16
19 Allen (Kan.) CC 53.31 Central Vince DeGrado (6th) 18
20 Kingsborough (N.Y.) CC 45.87 Atlantic Dave Loobie (17th) 20
21 Dodge City (Kan.) CC 44.90 Central Cole Ballard (9th) 23
22 Essex County (N.J.) 40.32 Atlantic 21
23 Meridian (Miss.) CC 29.70 Central Chip Gayden (4th) 22
24 Colby (Kan.) CC 28.02 Central Cameron Rieth (2nd) 24
25 Johnson County (Kan.) CC 22.14 Central Mike Bloemker (9th) 33
dropped out: No. 25 Harper (Ill.)
View All Teams Beyond the Top 25

 

Women’s Regional Index Leaders
Region Institution Points Last Week
Atlantic Monroe (N.Y.) 612.73 1
Central Barton (Kan.) CC 553.55 1
Midwest Iowa Central CC 799.54 1
West New Mexico JC 669.34 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 7.50 29.99
200 Meters New Mexico JC 24.59 1:38.36
400 Meters Barton (Kan.) CC 56.13 3:44.51
600 Meters South Plains (Texas) 1:35.79 6:23.16
800 Meters Iowa Central CC 2:21.47 9:25.90
1000 Meters Iowa Western CC 3:16.29 13:05.17
Mile Iowa Central CC 5:16.18 21:04.70
3000 Meters New Mexico JC 10:36.69 42:26.78
5000 Meters Allen (Kan.) CC 18:46.85 1:15:07.41
60 Meter Hurdles Barton (Kan.) CC 8.74 34.96
High Jump Iowa Western CC 1.61m 5-3½ 6.45m 21-2
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 12.48m 40-11¼ 49.91m 163-9
Shot Put Iowa Central CC 13.02m 42-8½ 52.07m 170-10
Weight Throw Cloud County (Kan.) CC 14.83m 48-7¾ 59.30m 194-6
Pentathlon Iowa Western CC 2,766 11,063
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Tue 10/17
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Tue 10/31
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