2021 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1
NEW ORLEANS – The 2021 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field season is off to a roaring start!
Here is the first edition of the NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
NJCAA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Central CC
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
Iowa Western CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
All TFRI Reports
Iowa Central CC headlines the National TFRI for the third consecutive year. The Tritons, who are back-to-back national champions, own 27 national top-10 marks so far. Danshinelle Dyer and David Bosquez Grimaldo lead Iowa Central CC as both hold down national-leading marks: Dyer in both the 60 (6.79) and the 60H (8.06); Grimaldo in the high jump at 2.00m (6-6¾). The Tritons also have the top-ranked 4×800 relay team at 7:52.88c (7:59.64).
Indian Hills CC has its best ranking in program history at No. 2. The Warriors also have 27 national top-10 marks with four of those topping the chart: Aurel Tchanbi in the 200 (21.77), Jackson Burnett in both the 800 (1:52.73) and mile (4:13.96), as well as the 4×400 relay. Indian Hills actually has four different athletes ranked in the top-10 of the 200, 400 and 800.
Iowa Western CC comes in at No. 3 for its best billing since the 2016 season when it went as high as No. 2 in Week 2. The Reivers are led by Maurice Thompson in the 60 (No. 1, 6.79), Wimachmorr Gilo in the 5000 (No. 1, 16:02.80) and the top-ranked DMR team at 10:45.33.
Cloud County CC has the fourth-ranked team to begin the season. Look for the Thunderbirds to make a lot of noise in the field events this year as they currently have multiple athletes ranked among the top-10 in the high jump, pole vault and heptathlon. Courtney Lawrence is Cloud County CC’s lone No. 1-ranked athlete in an event – but it’s a big mark, coming in at 18.48m (60-7¾) in the shot put.
Barton County CC proves the adage that it’s not about the quantity, but the quality. The fifth-ranked Cougars only have 10 top-10 national marks this season so far, yet four of them top their respective charts: Ja’Kwan Hale in the 400 (46.92), Tyrese Reid in the 600 (1:19.67) and 1000 (2:37.62) as well as Fabio Hessling in the weight throw (18.48m/60-7¾).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Hawkeye CC, No. 7 Coffeyville CC, No. 8 Fort Scott CC, No. 9 Vincennes and No. 10 Cowley College.