2020 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
NEW ORLEANS – With one week left in the season, the top of the NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Ratings Index tightened up to its closest all year, as the Week 5 edition was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Iowa Central CC remained at the top, but South Plains (Texas) reached its highest point total of the year as the gap between No. 1 and No. 2 is just over 100 points. Also reaching its highest total this year was No. 4 New Mexico JC, which moved up two spots to match its Week 1 position as the top-5 are all within the closest they’ve been to the top.
The biggest movers were outside the top-10 as No. 13 Pratt (Kan.) CC and No. 24 Western Texas each jumped up five places.
The 2020 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships are set for 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
New Mexico JC
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC
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The No. 1 position still belongs to Iowa Central as the Tritons have their sights set on a fourth national title in five years. The well-balanced team has two national leaders in Kelvin Bungei (mile) and the distance medley relay team.
South Plains – the only team to beat Iowa Central in the last four years with a 2018 title – owns the most national leaders at three, with Moitalel Mpoke leading the 600 and 800 meters as well as part of the top 4×400 relay.
Barton (Kan.) CC stayed at No. 3. The Cougars have two list leaders with Davonte Burnett regaining the 60 lead and Philip Lemonious maintaining as fastest in the 60 hurdles.
Up two positions to No. 4 is New Mexico JC, whose lone national leader is Andrei Romanov with a division record in the weight throw now over 70 feet at 70-7 (21.51m).
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC moved down to No. 5, and the field-event strong Red Raiders have two national leaders in James Brown (long jump) and Henry Kiner (triple jump).
Rounding out the top-10 are No. 6 Cloud County (Kan.) CC, No. 7 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 8 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Vincennes (Ind.) and No. 10 Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.).