2022 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Indoor season is heating up!

Here is the first edition of the NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI, as released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.

NJCAA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
South Plains (Texas)
Iowa Western CC
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
Iowa Central CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
1
South Plains (Texas)
2
Iowa Western CC
3
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
4
Iowa Central CC
5
Barton (Kan.) CC
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South Plains (Texas) begins its defense of its NJCAA Indoor Championships team title at No. 1 in the National TFRI. The Texans have an impressive 23 top-10 marks, with Kimar Farquharson contributing a share of three No. 1 efforts – he’s tops in the 600 (1:17.65) and 800 (1:51.33) and anchored the leading 4×400 relay team (3:08.88) with the fourth-fastest time ever, 3:08.44. Pole vaulter Thomas Nieto is another list leader at 4.98m (16-4). Mehdi Yanouri rates top-5 in three events – 1000 (No. 2, 2:59.57), mile (No. 4, 4:15.16) and 800 (No. 5, 1:54.33), while Chris Robinson is in No. 2 in two events – 400 (47.22) and 600 (1:18.47). The 600 and 800 lists have 3 Texans, with Evaldo Whitehorne (No. 4, 1:18.68) and Chevonne Hall (No. 3, 1:51.97), respectively, joining Farquharson. Others from SPC in the top-5 are Justin Guy (60 hurdles, No. 2 at 7.91), Kudakwashe Chadenga (high jump, No. 2 at 2.12m/6-11½), Davyon Williams (high jump, No. 3 at 2.07m/6-9½), Aron Tanui (1000, No. 3 at 2:29.97), Hossam Hatib (400, No. 4 at 47.98) and Elisha Teneus-Claude (long jump, No. 5 at 7.17m/23-6¼). Robinson, Hatib and Whitehorne also ran the first three legs on the Texans’ 4×400 relay.

Iowa Western CC follows at No. 2 with 18 top-10 marks, led by Michael Buchanan with two top-5 efforts (No. 3 in the long jump at 7.41m/24-3¾ and No. 4 in the 60 hurdles at 8.06). Other Reivers in the top-5 are Nemoy Cockett (weight throw, No. 2 at 16.04m/52-7½), Yonas Mogos (mile, No. 3 at 4:11.46), Cortney Watkins (60 hurdles, No. 3 at 8.03), Nicholas Kiprotich (3000, No. 5 at 8:27.65) and high jumpers Tyler Missick and Roman Smith (tied for No. 5 at 2.04m/6-8¼), as well two relay teams – the distance medley (No. 3, 10:37.08) and 4×400 (No. 5, 3:15.37).

Indian Hills (Iowa) CC is No. 3 with 14 spots in the top-10. Rivaldo Marshall is No. 1 in the 1000 at 2:27.92 and has additional top-5 marks in the 800 (No. 2, 1:51.53) and 600 (No. 3, 1:18.56). Two more Warriors have multiple top-5 entries: Kendrick Winfield in the 200 (No. 2, 21.45) and 400 (No. 5, 48.11) along with Anley Akok’s pair of No. 4s (1:53.71 in the 800 and 2:30.05 in the 1000). Aurel Tchanbi is No. 3 in the 200 at 21.47. Indian Hills also has the No. 3 4×400 team at 3:14.75.

No. 4 is Iowa Central CC, thanks to 15 top-10 marks. The Tritons have two national leaders in Aspel Kiprob (5000, 14:43.97) and Martin Lamou (triple jump, 15.49m/50-10), and in both events follow-up at the No. 2 position – Hunter Klimek in the 5000 (14:56.39) and Roman Kuleshov (14.96m/49-1), respectively. Two No. 5 marks for the Tritons come from Robin Aguilar Gonzalez (1000, 2:30.64) and Brady Hogan (5000, 15:42.68).

Barton (Kan.) CC is No. 5, yet no program can match the Cougars’ feat of having three different athletes lead individual events. That trio is comprised of Elijah Mosley in the 400 (47.14), Shakwon Coke in the long jump (7.80m/25-7¼) and Giovanni Gutierrez in the shot (16.84m/55-3). Also rating among the top-5 for Barton is Brandon Lloyd at No. 2 in the shot (16.63m/54-6¾) and the 4×400 relay team at No. 4 (3:15.01). Barton has 10 marks overall in the top-10.

Finishing out the top-10 teams in the Week 1 are No. 6 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 7 Cloud County (Kan.) CC, No. 8 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Northwest Kansas Tech and No. 10 Mesa (Ariz.) CC.

Keep March 4-5 circled on your calendars, as that’s when the NJCAA Indoor Championships are scheduled at Pittsburg State’s Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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

2022 Week #1 - January 26th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegion2021
FINAL
1south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)381.02Region VWest1
2iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC242.45Region XIMidwest6
3indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC230.76Region XIMidwest9
4iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC199.56Region XIMidwest2
5barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC176.78Region VICentral4
6butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC141.36Region VICentral10
7cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC131.92Region VICentral3
8coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC101.26Region VICentral7
9northwest-kansas-techNORTHWEST KANSAS TECH92.84Region VICentral10
10mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC86.22Region IWest---
11new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC84.00Region VWest5
12cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)78.28Region VICentral8
13hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC76.54Region XIMidwest20
14fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC68.47Region VICentral17
15meridian-miss-ccMERIDIAN (MISS.) CC57.69Region XXIIIWest---
16monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)57.33Region XVAtlantic---
17hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC56.77Region VICentral13
18essex-county-n-jESSEX COUNTY (N.J.)56.10Region XIXAtlantic---
19hagerstown-md-ccHAGERSTOWN (MD.) CC55.83Region XXAtlantic---
20colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC50.93Region VICentral---
21vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)49.07Region XIIMidwest12
22paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC41.47Region IWest---
23bryant-stratton-wisBRYANT & STRATTON (WIS.)35.20Region IVMidwest---
24state-fair-moSTATE FAIR (MO.)30.45Region XVICentral---
25highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC28.75Region VICentral18


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)1111111
Barton (Kan.) CC5666532
Iowa Western CC2222223
Cloud County (Kan.) CC7108108104
Iowa Central CC4344355
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC8798986
Butler (Kan.) CC6555667
Colby (Kan.) CC2014151914148
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)16121491099
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC34334410
New Mexico JC119777711
Meridian (Miss.) CC15131717151512
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC22291814191913
Northwest Kansas Tech981012111114
Mesa (Ariz.) CC10201313131314
Pima (Ariz.) CC1915181814
Western Texas27232620161717
Cowley (Kan.)12111111121218
Essex County (N.J.)18222225241619
Southern Idaho41273030303019
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC14181216172021
Hinds (Miss.) CC32322726252522
Garden City (Kan.) CC37332931313122
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC13161618202124
Highland (Kan.) CC25242123212224
State Fair (Mo.)24212427272724
Trinidad State (Colo.)26263121222327
Bryant & Stratton (Wis.)23252829262627
Vincennes (Ind.)21152328292929
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC17172022232430
Hagerstown (Md.) CC191925242828

USTFCCCA NJCAA Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/26
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Mon 1/24
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Week 2Wed 2/2
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Mon 1/31
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Tue 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/9
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Week 4Wed 2/16
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Mon 2/14
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Week 5Wed 2/23
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Week 6Wed 3/2
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Tue 3/1
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Tue 3/1
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/5
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