2021 NJCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1
NEW ORLEANS – Here is the first installment of the NJCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2021 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
To wit: We’re only using marks from the current season, which gives a true look at which teams are performing the best at the current moment. That means the National TFRI will continue to evolve throughout the season and gives you more reason to keep checking back!
NJCAA Division III — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC
CCBC Essex (Md.)
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
All TFRI Reports
DuPage (Ill.) is ranked first to begin the season. The Chaps own 19 national top-10 marks, including national-leading efforts from Chase Hall in both the 100 (11.59) and 200 (23.57), Sebastian Esparza in the 800 (2:02.49), Pryce Giwa-Osagie in the high jump (1.80m/5-10¾), Brendan Hill in the pole vault (4.35m/14-3¼) and Ryan Calhoun in the triple jump (12.50m/41-0¾).
Mineral Area College is ranked second to begin the season. The Cardinals have 20 national top-10 marks, including national-leading efforts from Donovan Denslow in both the 1500 (4:04.05) and 5000 (15:18.62), Jake Casey in both the 110H (18.57) and shot put (10.07m/33-0½) and Lexie Pirtle in the javelin (42.14m/138-3). Denslow leads a clean sweep of the top-5 spots on the Descending Order List in the 5000 for MAC.
Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) is ranked third to begin the season. The Roadrunners have nine national top-10 marks, including national-leading efforts from Hasan Hamilton in both the 400 (54.95) and long jump (6.25m/20-6¼) and the 4×400 relay team (3:42.71).
CCBC Essex (Md.) is ranked fourth to begin the season. The Knights have eight national top-10 marks, including one national-leading effort from Zachary Lang in the discus (31.17m/102-3).
St. Charles (Mo.) is ranked fifth to begin the season. The Cougars have seven national top-10 marks, including national-leading efforts from Joshua Butters in the 400H (1:13.19) and the 4×800 relay (10:19.28).