2019 NJCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Programs can start to see the home stretch as the national championships are just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to preview where teams stand as they enter the postseason with the latest edition of the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index that was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.

A new women’s team stepped into the top spot, while the men’s side saw a good amount of flip-flopping – but no new No. 1.

Expect many more changes as we advance through he championships season and to the 2019 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 16-18 in Hobbs, New Mexico.

The next NJCAA DI National Track & Field Rating Index will be released on Wednesday, May 1. Following this release there are three releases left before the national championships.

NJCAA Division I — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
South Plains (Texas)
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
1
South Plains (Texas)
2
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC
3
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
4
Iowa Central CC
5
Barton (Kan.) CC
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There was no change atop the men’s charts as South Plains (Texas) claimed the top spot for the second week in a row and three of the past four releases.

The Texans are fresh off competition against a field of NCAA Division I and professional athletes at the Kansas Relays this past weekend. The team had four individual performances make the index this week which all belonged to Asani Hylton. He is now second in the decathlon, 14th in the javelin, 27th in the pole vault and 30th in the 110H.

Climbing up one spot to No. 2 was Coffeyville (Kan.) CC after also spending the weekend at the Kansas Relays.

The Red Ravens added numerous marks to their ledger once again this week. The best of the bunch belonged to Dodley Thermitus (now leads the nation in the long jump), Don’Drea Swint (third in the 200 and seventh in the 100) and Mustafa Fall (fifth in the shot put).  

Jumping up two spots to No. 3 was Cloud County (Kan.) CC after a busy weekend at the Kansas Relays and the Tabor College Invitational.

The T-Birds were led at the meets by Dennis Kiptoo (second in the nation in the 10,000), Kwanele Mthembu (third overall in the same event) and Jerrod Hoover (sixth in the javelin).

Holding steady in the No. 4 spot for the fourth straight week was Iowa Central CC.

The Tritons were spread out between the Pacesetter Sports Invitational and he Phil Esten Challenge. Standout showings went to Tyler Lienau (second in the nation in the discus), Phemelo Malhabe (fourth in the 200) and the group’s 4×100 unit which is now sixth in the nation.

Dropping three spots to No. 5 was Barton (Kan.) CC though through no fault of its own as it added multiple individual performances from this weekend’s Michael Johnson Invitational. The best of which belonged to Sthphon Torrence (now leads the nation in the 110H), Kenroy Williams (tops the country in the 400H), Kevin Nedrick (now the top-ranked athlete in the shot put) and Alencar Pereira (the top-rated and record-setting hammer thrower).

The rest of the top-10 was completed by Central Arizona, Hutchinson (Kan.) CC, Western Texas, Hinds (Miss.) CC and Monroe (N.Y.), in that order.

The top-10 didn’t have a lot of movement overall compared to the rest of the charts. Only half of the top-10 experienced any type of change while 16 of the top-25 teams moved around from the previous edition of the index.

Hinds (Miss.) CC had the largest leap of any top-25 program this week after a three-spot improvement to No. 9, which was the best mark received in school history. Cloud County (Kan.) CC and No. 25 Muskegon (Mich.) CC each climbed two spots. It is the first top-25 appearance for Muskegon CC in program history.

NJCAA Division I — Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Barton (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
South Plains (Texas)
Central Arizona
Iowa Central CC
1
Barton (Kan.) CC
2
New Mexico JC
3
South Plains (Texas)
4
Central Arizona
5
Iowa Central CC
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There’s a new top-ranked program in the Women’s National Rating Index as Barton (Kan.) CC advanced one spot to take over at No. 1, snapping a run of three straight weeks by the now No. 2 New Mexico JC.

Barton CC spent the weekend at the Michael Johnson Invitational where they saw standout performances from Yoeinny Mota (tops the nation in the 100H), Christal Mosley (third overall in the 400), Deborah Giffard (fourth in the 100) and the now top-ranked 4×100 unit to propel them into the top spot.

New Mexico JC spent its weekend with competition at the West Texas A&M Invitational where the group was led by Demisha Roswell (second in the country in the 100H), Raheema Westfall (fourth overall in the 200) and Erin Sermons (seventh in the 400).

South Plains (Texas) and Central Arizona remained in its spots in the No. 3 and 4 positions, respectively, for the third straight index.

The Texans spent the weekend at the Kansas Relays while the Vaqueras were at the Bryan Clay Invitational. South Plains didn’t add any new individual performances to the index while New Mexico JC was led by Regina Yeboah (now leads the nation in both the heptathlon and the high jump) and Lesego Mpshe (sixth overall in the 10000).

Iowa Central CC remained steady at No. 5 for the fourth consecutive week.

The Tritons competed at the Phil Esten Challenge and the Pacesetter Sports Invitational with the best showing belonging to Lea Grady (fourth in the country in the shot).

The rest of the top-10 was rounded out by Cloud County (Kan.) CC, Monroe (N.Y.), Cowley (Kan.), Western Texas, Southern Idaho, in that order.

While there was the exciting change at the top of the charts the rest of the top-10 remained locked in place as not a single team moved in the No. 3-10 positions. Programs in the spots between No. 11-19 and No. 23-25 also experienced a change from the previous week but teams in the No. 20-22 position didn’t experience any movement however. Overall only 10 of the top-25 teams had any change.

The largest gain by a top-25 program this week was taken by No. 23 Hawkeye (Iowa) CC after a five-spot improvement. No. 11 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC and No. 13 Iowa Western CC each jumped up four spots. It was a new program best by all three programs and the first time that Hawkeye CC has appeared in the top-25.

NJCAA Division I
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #4 - April 24th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)608.33 West◀▶
(LW: 1)
2coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC578.91KJCCC/Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 3)
3cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC578.63KJCCC/Region VICentral▲2
(LW: 5)
4iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC571.50Region XI (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC535.29KJCCC/Region VICentral▼3
(LW: 2)
6central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA352.17ACCACWest◀▶
(LW: 6)
7hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC287.80KJCCC/Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 7)
8western-texasWESTERN TEXAS278.47 West◀▶
(LW: 8)
9hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC211.91 Central▲3
(LW: 12)
10monroe-n-yMONROE (N.Y.)200.00 Atlantic▼1
(LW: 9)
11mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC191.09ACCACWest◀▶
(LW: 11)
12butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC187.33KJCCC/Region VICentral▼2
(LW: 10)
13iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC180.54ICCAC/Region XI (2)Midwest▲1
(LW: 14)
14indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC177.74ICCAC/Region XI (3)Midwest▼1
(LW: 13)
15louisburg-n-cLOUISBURG (N.C.)159.44Carolinas JCAtlantic◀▶
(LW: 15)
16colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC159.41KJCCC/Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 16)
17paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC157.27ACCACWest▲1
(LW: 18)
18cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)147.87KJCCC/Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 17)
19vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)141.86 Atlantic▲1
(LW: 20)
20pratt-kan-ccPRATT (KAN.) CC132.96KJCCC/Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 19)
21southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO124.10Region XVIIIWest◀▶
(LW: 21)
22trinidad-state-colo-jcTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.) JC112.98 West▲1
(LW: 23)
23meridian-miss-ccMERIDIAN (MISS.) CC105.02 Central▲1
(LW: 24)
24allen-kan-ccALLEN (KAN.) CC93.15KJCCC/Region VICentral▼2
(LW: 22)
25muskegon-mich-ccMUSKEGON (MICH.) CC71.21 Midwest▲2
(LW: 27)
NJCAA Division I
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2019 Week #4 - April 24th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC592.78KJCCC/Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 2)
2new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC585.69 West▼1
(LW: 1)
3south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)450.66 West◀▶
(LW: 3)
4central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA433.03ACCACWest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC380.13Region XI (2)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 5)
6cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC350.70KJCCC/Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 6)
7monroe-n-yMONROE (N.Y.)301.41 Atlantic◀▶
(LW: 7)
8cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)298.75KJCCC/Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 8)
9western-texasWESTERN TEXAS290.48 West◀▶
(LW: 9)
10southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO202.09Region XVIIIWest◀▶
(LW: 10)
11hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC185.18KJCCC/Region VICentral▲4
(LW: 15)
12mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC184.36ACCACWest▼1
(LW: 11)
13iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC162.13ICCAC/Region XI (1)Midwest▲4
(LW: 17)
14hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC156.19 Central▼1
(LW: 13)
15coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC153.98KJCCC/Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 16)
16paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC148.87ACCACWest▼4
(LW: 12)
17pima-ariz-ccPIMA (ARIZ.) CC147.02ACCACWest▼3
(LW: 14)
18pratt-kan-ccPRATT (KAN.) CC145.15KJCCC/Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 19)
19asa-miamiASA MIAMI130.05 Atlantic▼1
(LW: 18)
20glendale-ariz-ccGLENDALE (ARIZ.) CC106.73ACCACWest◀▶
(LW: 20)
21butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC100.96KJCCC/Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 21)
22highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC87.20Arrowhead ConferenceCentral◀▶
(LW: 22)
23hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC84.91Region XIMidwest▲5
(LW: 28)
24trinidad-state-colo-jcTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.) JC74.15 West▲1
(LW: 25)
25dodge-city-kan-ccDODGE CITY (KAN.) CC67.66KJCCC/Region VICentral▼2
(LW: 23)

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

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