2021 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – It’s finally here!

The 2021 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships start on Friday at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. By the end of the day on Saturday, they’ll crown numerous individual champions as well as the all-important team champion.

NJCAA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
South Plains (Texas)
Iowa Central CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
1
South Plains (Texas)
2
Iowa Central CC
3
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
4
Barton (Kan.) CC
5
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
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If the most recent installment of the Men’s National Rating Index is any indication of what you can expect, South Plains College is favored to win its first crown since 2018. Don’t be shocked if Iowa Central CC is right there with them, as the top-2 teams are separated by fewer than eight points, which isn’t much at all when it comes to the National TFRI.

South Plains (Texas) holds 23 national top-10 marks in 2021, including four that top their respective events: Seydi Sall in the 600, Romaine Beckford in the high jump, the 4×400 relay and the 4×800 relay, which just went 7:44.16 for the No. 1 spot this past weekend. While those athletes are considered favorites to win titles, Issac Hastings is ranked second in the 600, as is James Hampton in the high jump, Thomas Nieto in the pole vault and Nelvin Appiah-Konadu in the heptathlon.

Iowa Central CC has a wealth of top-10 marks – 24 of them, to be exact – with just one that tops the chart from Jaheem Hayes in the 60H. The Tritons will look to score big points in Kansas in the 1000, 60H, triple jump, shot put, weight throw and the heptathlon – all of which they have multiple athletes ranked in the top-10 nationally.

Cloud County CC could be a contender thanks to its prowess in the distance events, relays and the field. The third-ranked T-Birds have multiple top-10 athletes in the mile, 3000 and 5000, rank in the top-5 nationally in the 4×400, 4×800 and DMR, while also putting multiple athletes in the top-10 in the high jump and heptathlon. Also look out for Courtney Lawrence and Daniel Cope, who are title contenders in the shot put and weight throw, respectively.

Barton County CC turned in a number of strong marks this season, which will pay dividends this weekend. The fourth-ranked Cougars own 16 national top-10 marks, including multiples in the 200, 400, shot put and weight throw. Take a closer look at those top-10 athletes in the 400 and you’ll see that Barton County CC holds the top-3 spots with Ja’Kwan Hale (47.03c), Jevon O’Bryant (47.68c) and Gamali Felix (47.95) leading the charge.

Indian Hills CC rounds out the podium contenders thanks to its 10 national top-10 marks. The fifth-ranked Warriors hope for big things from Jackson Burnett this weekend. Burnett is top-2 in three different events, including a national leader in the 1000, to go along with No. 2 billing in the 800 and 1000. He is actually one of three Indian Hills CC athletes ranked in the top-5 of the 800, so that could be a big source of points for the team.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 6: Coffeyville CC, No. 7 Cowley College, No. 8 Iowa Western CC, No. 9 New Mexico JC and No. 10 Northwest Kansas Tech.

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

2021 Week #6 - March 1st

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)366.17Region VWest▲1
(LW: 2)
2iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC359.29Region XI (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 1)
3cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC285.68Region VI (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC280.81Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 4)
5indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC191.35Region XIMidwest◀▶
(LW: 5)
6coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC179.78Region VICentral▲2
(LW: 8)
7cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)175.83Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 6)
8iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC175.09Region XIMidwest▼1
(LW: 7)
9new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC158.40Region VWestNR
10northwest-kansas-techNORTHWEST KANSAS TECH120.57Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 9)
11fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC90.74Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 10)
12vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)86.74Region XIIMidwest◀▶
(LW: 12)
13butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC82.28Region VICentral▼2
(LW: 11)
14pratt-kan-ccPRATT (KAN.) CC81.63Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 14)
15highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC81.08Region VICentral◀▶
(LW: 15)
16hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC76.01Region XIMidwest▼3
(LW: 13)
17hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC69.00Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 16)
18north-iowa-area-ccNORTH IOWA AREA CC41.37Region XIMidwest▼1
(LW: 17)
19paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC37.94Region IWest▼1
(LW: 18)
20hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC33.44Region XXIIICentral◀▶
(LW: 20)
21allen-kan-ccALLEN (KAN.) CC26.94Region VICentral▼2
(LW: 19)
22western-texasWESTERN TEXAS23.96Region VWest▼1
(LW: 21)
23garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC19.57Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 22)
24mineral-area-moMINERAL AREA (MO.)12.32Region XVIMidwest▲1
(LW: 25)
25southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO11.98Region XVIIIWest▼1
(LW: 24)


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
MEN | WOMEN
Mar. 5-6: NJCAA Championships (Pittsburg, Kan.)