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
1
Iowa Central CC
2
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
3
Iowa Western CC
4
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
5
Barton (Kan.) CC
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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.

NJCAA
Men's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2021 Week #1 - January 27th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2020
FINAL
1iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC392.61Region XI (1)Midwest1
2indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC381.12Region XIMidwest18
3iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC353.52Region XIMidwest15
4cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC347.42Region VI (1)Central5
5barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC237.33Region VICentral2
6hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC165.85Region XIMidwest30
7coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC143.13Region VICentral7
8fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC137.87Region VICentral---
9vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)133.83Region XIIMidwest13
10cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)126.42Region VICentral---
11garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC94.23Region VICentral---
12northwest-kansas-techNORTHWEST KANSAS TECH89.55Region VICentral21
13highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC80.60Region VICentral26
14pratt-kan-ccPRATT (KAN.) CC48.92Region VICentral17
15north-iowa-area-ccNORTH IOWA AREA CC36.68Region XIMidwest---
16trinidad-state-coloTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.)35.97Region IXWest19
17louisburg-n-cLOUISBURG (N.C.)29.79Region XAtlantic---
18southwestern-iowa-ccSOUTHWESTERN (IOWA) CC25.90Region XIMidwest---


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
South Plains (Texas)843211
Iowa Central CC1111122
Cloud County (Kan.) CC4222333
Barton (Kan.) CC5554444
New Mexico JC95
Iowa Western CC3466786
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC7778867
Cowley (Kan.)10687678
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC2335559
Northwest Kansas Tech129101091010
Butler (Kan.) CC12111310
Vincennes (Ind.)911911121212
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC1516161713
Pratt (Kan.) CC14121215141414
Louisburg (N.C.)17181925272915
North Iowa Area CC15212220171816
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC8101314101117
Highland (Kan.) CC13131413151518
Trinidad State (Colo.)16222427293018
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC614119131620
Southern Idaho171823242520
Allen (Kan.) CC242828192122
Western Texas252022212222
Garden City (Kan.) CC11161719222322
DuPage (Ill.)262725
Dodge City (Kan.) CC192121232626
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC181819
Hinds (Miss.) CC1516172020
Mineral Area (Mo.)292524
Bryant & Stratton (Va.)25263131
Southwestern (Iowa) CC182023243233
Neosho County (Kan.) CC23273436

USTFCCCA NJCAA Indoor Track & Field

2021 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/27
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Mon 1/25
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Week 2Wed 2/3
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Mon 2/1
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Mon 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/10
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Mon 2/8
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Mon 2/8
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Week 4Wed 2/17
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Mon 2/15
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Mon 2/15
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Week 5Wed 2/24
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Mon 2/22
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Mon 2/22
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Week 6Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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Mon 3/1
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/6
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Mar. 5-6: NJCAA Championships (Pittsburg, Kan.)