2020 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2
NEW ORLEANS – The top-5 teams found two new members in the season’s second NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index, which was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
While the top-3 remained unchanged from Week 1, two new schools moved into the top-5: Cloud County (Kan.) CC and Coffeyville (Kan.) CC – but – No. 9 Butler CC (up 6 spots) and No. 10 Hutchinson CC (up 4 spots) were two of the biggest movers of the week.
NJCAA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Central CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
South Plains (Texas)
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC
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Iowa Central CC remained a strong No. 1 in the ratings, nearly doubling up its closest pursuer. The Tritons now have three national leaders with Awet Johannes (800 meters) joining Courtney Lindsey (60) and Kelvin Bungei (5000). Johannes (1000 and 5000) and Bungei (mile) are also No. 2 in other events, as Dee Brown’s squad looks for its fourth national title in the past five years.
Barton (Kan.) CC holds on to the No. 2 position and has two athletes who collectively own the national lead in three events – Shakwon Coke (long jump and triple jump) and Davonte Burnett (200). The Cougars also have the No. 2 spot in four events – Burnett (60), Phillip Lemonious (60 hurdles), Phillippe Barnett (wight throw) and the 4 x 400 relay.
At No. 3 is South Plains (Texas), and the Texans – who took last weekend off – still have the most national leaders with Moitalel Mpoke (400 and 600), Romaine Beckford (high jump) and the 4 x 400 relay.
Moving up three spots to No. 4 is Cloud County (Kan.) CC. The T-Birds have two national leaders in Santino Kenyi (1000) and Courtney Lawrence (shot put).
Finishing off the top-5 is Coffeyville (Kan.) CC. Leading the Red Ravens are two athletes ranked No. 2 – Will Jones (long jump) and Moustafa Fall (shot put).
Completing the top-10 are No. 6 New Mexico JC, No. 7 Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.), No. 8 Vincennes (Ind.), No. 9 Butler (Kan.) CC and No. 10 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC.
The 2020 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships are just four weeks away on March 6-7 in Lynchburg, Virginia.