2022 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – The top two programs might have remained the same, but seven teams found new positions in the top-10 of the Week 5 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Track & Field Ratings Index (TFRI), released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The TFRI serves as an objective means to compare programs 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
Iowa Central CC
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
1
South Plains (Texas)
2
Iowa Western CC
3
Iowa Central CC
4
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
5
Barton (Kan.) CC
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Continuing its season-long perch at No. 1 is South Plains (Texas), which improved in just about every manner measurable. The Texans have their highest point total and largest margin of the year as they increased their number of nation-leading events from six to seven while also upping the best tally of marks in the top-10 (27) and top-5 (14). Newest in the top spot for SPC is its 4×800 relay (7:28.79), giving the Texans a sweep of relay leads – they also lead the charts in the 4×400 (3:07.88) and distance medley (9:51.67). Four individuals also lead events, with National Athlete of the Week Thomas Nieto improving his mark three times in the pole vault, ultimately to 5.31m (17-5). Maintaining national leads are Kimar Farquharson in the 600 meters (1:17.65), Chevonne Hall in the 800 (1:50.57) and Kudakwashe Chadenga in the high jump (2.22m/7-3¼). The Texans also rate No. 2 in three events, with Chris Robinson earning two in the 400 (47.22) and 600 (1:17.79) and Justin Guy adding a runner-up position in the 60 hurdles (7.91).

Also improving its point total was No. 2 Iowa Western CC after winning the Region XI Indoor Championships. The Reivers increased their number of top-10 marks from 15 to 17, as two athletes rate No. 2 nationally – Yonas Mogos in the 1000 (2:25.60) and Nemoy Cockett in the weight throw (17.89m/58-8½). Mogos adds a No. 5 mark in the mile (4:10.03) and Michael Buchanan also has two top-5 marks – No. 3 in long jump (7.45m/24-5½) and No. 5 in the 60 hurdles (7.98) after winning both events at the Region XI Championships.

Moving back to No. 3 for the first time since Week 2 is Iowa Central CC, which increased its number of top-10 marks from eight to 11. The Tritons own the top mark in the triple jump from Martin Lamou (16.33m/53-7), with No. 3 in that event being held by Roman Kuleshov (15.41m/50-6¾). Kuleshov adds a No. 4 entry in the long jump at 7.40m (24-3½).

Indian Hills (Iowa) CC dropped one spot to No. 4. The Warriors have 15 top-10 marks, with double Region XI sprint champ Aurel Tchanbi contributing the highest individual mark at No. 2 in 200 (21.15). Indian Hills is also No. 2 in the 4×800 (7:40.51).

Barton (Kan.) CC joined top-5 for the first time since Week 1 with their highest ratings total of the year. The Cougars own the national lead in three events – 400 with Elijah Mosley (47.14), long jump with Shakwon Coke (7.82m/25-8) and shot put with Giovanni Gutierrez (17.81m/58-5¼). All three were Region VI champions this past weekend. Coke is also No. 3 in the triple jump at 15.41m/50-6¾.

Finishing the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 7 New Mexico JC, No. 8 Cloud County (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC and No. 10 Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.).

There’s just one week left before the NJCAA Indoor Championships, scheduled for March 4-5 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 #5 - February 23rd

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)407.42Region VWest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC249.97Region XIMidwest◀▶
(LW: 2)
3iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC195.51Region XIMidwest▲1
(LW: 4)
4indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC193.84Region XIMidwest▼1
(LW: 3)
5barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC191.33Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 6)
6butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC182.26Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 5)
7new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC148.84Region VWest◀▶
(LW: 7)
8cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC139.35Region VICentral▲2
(LW: 10)
9coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC136.77Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 8)
10monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)122.93Region XVAtlantic▼1
(LW: 9)
11northwest-kansas-techNORTHWEST KANSAS TECH113.65Region VICentral▲1
(LW: 12)
12cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)105.55Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 11)
13mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC95.48Region IWest◀▶
(LW: 13)
14colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC87.95Region VICentral▲5
(LW: 19)
15meridian-miss-ccMERIDIAN (MISS.) CC76.91Region XXIIIWest▲2
(LW: 17)
16western-texasWESTERN TEXAS76.43Region VWest▲4
(LW: 20)
17fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC75.01Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 16)
18pima-ariz-ccPIMA (ARIZ.) CC74.49Region IWest▼3
(LW: 15)
19paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC72.89Region IWest▼5
(LW: 14)
20hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC58.05Region XIMidwest▼2
(LW: 18)
21highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC43.96Region VICentral▲2
(LW: 23)
22trinidad-state-coloTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.)38.58Region IXWest▼1
(LW: 21)
23hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC32.98Region VICentral▼1
(LW: 22)
24essex-county-n-jESSEX COUNTY (N.J.)32.25Region XIXAtlantic▲1
(LW: 25)
25hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC25.93Region XXIIIWest▲1
(LW: 26)


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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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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Week 6Wed 3/2
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Tue 3/1
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/5
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