2020 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
NEW ORLEANS – While the top position remained the same, almost everything else got shuffled in the top-10 of the Week 4 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Ratings Index released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Rejoining the top-10 is Butler (Kan.) CC, which moved up three spots to No. 8, the highest the team has reached all year. Two programs outside the top-10 made the biggest jumps as Hinds (Miss.) CC shot up six places to No. 14 and Northwest Kansas Tech zoomed up five positions to No. 19, its highest ever.
Just two weeks of action remain before the 2020 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships are held March 6-7 at Lynchburg, Virginia.
NJCAA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Central CC
South Plains (Texas)
Barton (Kan.) CC
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
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Iowa Central CC‘s grasp on No. 1 continued as the squad is aiming for its fourth national title in the past five years. The Tritons doubled their number of national leaders to four: Courtney Lindsey with a share in the 60 meters, Kelvin Bungei in the mile and the 4×800 and distance medley relay foursomes.
South Plains (Texas) moved up to No. 2 and the only time they’ve been ranked higher in the regular season is when it last won the national title in 2018. The Texans also lead four events, with three by Moitalel Mpoke in the 400, 600 and 800 and ran a leg on the fastest 4×400 team. Mpoke’s 600-meter mark is converted from his eye-opening 600-yard time of 1:06.93, which is an all-time world best.
Dropping a spot to No. 3 is Barton (Kan.) CC. Runners-up the last two years, the Cougars have two list leaders in Philip Lemonious (60 hurdles) and Shakwon Coke (long jump).
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC follows at No. 4 after increasing its score for the third week in a row. The Red Raiders are the only other team with more than one national leader as Henry Kiner tops the triple jump and Chris Banks has a share of the high jump lead.
Cloud County (Kan.) CC moved up two positions to rejoin the top-5. The T-Birds’ Courtney Lawrence leads the shot put.
The jostling for position continued with the rest of the top-10, which includes three programs who’ve been in the top-5 at some point this year. New Mexico JC is at No. 6 followed by No. 7 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 8 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Vincennes (Ind.) and No. 10 Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.).