2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – Conference championship weekend has stirred up the recent edition of the 2021 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI released Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Only five teams maintained their rankings from a week ago.

Only five teams have

NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Dordt (Iowa)
Doane (Neb.)
Indiana Wesleyan
Saint Mary (Kan.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Dordt (Iowa)
3
Doane (Neb.)
4
Indiana Wesleyan
5
Saint Mary (Kan.)
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No. 1 Indiana Tech, No. 2 Dordt (Iowa), No. 3 Doane (Neb.), No. 4 Indiana Wesleyan and No. 5 Saint Mary (Kan.) reside in the top-5. The Wildcats are the lone change in the top-5, as they improved three spots from its No. 7.

Indiana Wesleyan earned six new or improved marks that rank in the top-5 nationally. Landon Miller in the mile (No. 1, 4:08.42c/4:11.59) and the 5000 (14:18.08/14:27.27); Steven Ott in the 1000 (No. 3, 2:27.42c/2:29.45) and 800 (No. 4, 1:53.35c/1:54.97); Scott Rathbun in the pole vault (No. 3, 4.90m/16-¾); Charlie Young in the 600 (No. 4, 1:19.93c/1:21.13).

Three teams made jumps into the top-10: No. 8 Oklahoma City (up 13 spots), No. 9 Bethel (Kan.) (up 5 spots) and No. 10 Marian (Ind.) (up 6 spots).

The Stars improved upon season bests in the 5000: Zouhair Talbi is No. 3 (14:24.50/14:37.90A) and Shimales Abebe is No. 6 (14:38.09/14:51.70A) following their outing at the South Plains College Indoor Invite #2 and additional results from this weekend.

The ninth-ranked Threshers earned a boost thanks to three marks that sit within the top-2 nationally at the KCAC Championships. Kemroy Cupid is now the national leader in both the 60 (6.73) and 200 (21.42c/21.80), while Austin Cheatham improved to No. 2 in the shot put (17.43m/57-2¼).

For the Knights, the Crossroads champions turned in numerous marks to improve their national standing, including the top ranked 4×800 that clocked 7:39.86c (7:46.43). Howard Hendricks improved upon his season best in the 800 (No. 6, 1:54.34c/1:55:97), while Drew Thornton turned in a new performance in the 600 (No. 9, 1:21.01c/1:22.22).

The biggest mover in the top-25 this week is No. 18 Grace (Ind.) with a 25 spot jump after. The Lancers saw two athletes and two relays hit improved nationally ranked marks that sit within the top-10 from the Crossroads League Championships: Kyle Smith in the 600 (No. 7, 1:20.92c/1:22.13) and John Green in the 200 (No. 9, 21.70c/22.08). The 4×800 is ranked No. 2 and the Distance Medley relay is ranked No. 4 on the Descending Order List.

The 2021 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 4-6 in Yankton, South Dakota.

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USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2021 Week #5 - February 24th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH272.65WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)210.44GPAC (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)189.05GPACMidwest◀▶
(LW: 3)
4indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN156.13CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 7)
5saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)155.61KCACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)152.50GPACMidwest▼2
(LW: 4)
7friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)139.90KCAC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 6)
8oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY109.39A.I.I. (NAIA Independents)South Central▲13
(LW: 21)
9bethel-kanBETHEL (KAN.)108.24KCACSouth Central▲5
(LW: 14)
10marian-indMARIAN (IND.)107.44Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▲6
(LW: 16)
11william-carey-missWILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)96.40A.I.I. (NAIA Independents)South▲8
(LW: 19)
12huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)91.64CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲1
(LW: 13)
13taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)87.34CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 10)
14cornerstone-michCORNERSTONE (MICH.)86.00WHACGreat Lakes▲4
(LW: 18)
15olivet-nazarene-illOLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)80.30Chicagoland (1)Midwest▲7
(LW: 22)
16hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)79.08GPACMidwest▼8
(LW: 8)
17southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)78.52Sun ConferenceSouth▼8
(LW: 9)
18grace-indGRACE (IND.)77.39CrossroadsGreat Lakes▲25
(LW: 43)
19mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)76.56GPACMidwest▼8
(LW: 11)
20grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)75.02The Heart (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 20)
21midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)72.24GPACMidwest▼4
(LW: 17)
22eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON66.56A.I.I. (NAIA Independents)West▲15
(LW: 37)
23northwestern-iowaNORTHWESTERN (IOWA)64.89GPACMidwest▼11
(LW: 12)
24milligan-tennMILLIGAN (TENN.)58.31AACSouth▲1
(LW: 25)
25dickinson-state-n-dDICKINSON STATE (N.D.)57.18North Star (1)Midwest▼2
(LW: 23)

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