2022 NJCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Even with a week off, South Plains (Texas) remains a strong No. 1 as the Week 4 edition of the 2022 NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Only marks from the 2022 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons have been used in this objective compilation.

NJCAA Division I — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
South Plains (Texas)
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
Iowa Western CC
Iowa Central CC
1
South Plains (Texas)
2
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
3
Barton (Kan.) CC
4
Iowa Western CC
5
Iowa Central CC
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Defending co-champions South Plains (Texas) saw its lead dip below 300 points for the first time this year, but the Texans still own a commanding lead in the ratings.  The Texans have eight national leaders among its 25 top-10 performances. In addition to topping all three relays, SPC has five athletes leading events – Jeremy Bembridge in the 400 (46.17), Kimar Farquharson in the 800 (1:46.88), Chris Robinson in the 400 hurdles (50.96), Kudakwashe Chadenga in the high jump (2.22m/7-3¼) and Thomas Nieto in the pole vault (5.41m/17-9). The Texans go 1-2 in two of those events as they also own the No. 2 mark in the 400 (Hossam Hatib at 46.63) and 800 (Aron Tanui at 1:48.76). Also owning at No. 2 mark for SPC is decathlete Nelvin Appiah-Konadu (6660).

Cloud County (Kan.) CC moves up to No. 2, its highest position of the year. The T-Birds have 18 top-10 marks, led by hammer thrower Mohamed Ahmed at 65.74m/215-8. Vincent Ugwoke rates No. 2 in the discus at 55.37m/181-8.

Dropping down a notch to No. 3 is Barton (Kan.) CC, the defending co-champion with South Plains. The Cougars have 17 top-10 and lead the nation in two events – the long jump with Shakwon Coke (7.83m/25-8¼) and the discus with Brandon Lloyd (56.97m/186-11).

Iowa Western CC remains No. 4. The Reivers improved their collection of top-10 marks to 12, with their top rating being a No. 2 in the 110 hurdles by Cortney Watkins at 13.94w. Seven of Iowa Western’s top-10 marks rate among the top-5.

Iowa Central CC follows at No. 5. The Tritons have 13 top-10 marks, with seven in the top-5, including triple jump leader Martin Lamou at 16.33m/53-7.

Rounding out the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 7 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC, No. 8 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 9 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC and No. 10 Cowley (Kan.).

Just four weeks away are the 2022 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled May 19-21 at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC’s Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kansas.

NJCAA Division I
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2022 Week #4 - April 20th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)750.69Region VWest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC476.61Region VI (1)Central▲1
(LW: 3)
3barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC460.16Region VI (5)Central▼1
(LW: 2)
4iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC417.79Region XI (1)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 4)
5iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC372.50Region XI (2)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 5)
6butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC349.89Region VI (2)Central▲1
(LW: 7)
7coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC308.97Region VI (3)Central▲1
(LW: 8)
8mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC290.66Region I (1)West▼2
(LW: 6)
9indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC226.42Region XI (3)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 9)
10cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)219.83Region VI (4)Central▲1
(LW: 11)
11new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC217.11Region VWest▼1
(LW: 10)
12paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC211.68Region I (4)West▲1
(LW: 13)
13highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC194.89Region VI (11)Central▼1
(LW: 12)
14northwest-kansas-techNORTHWEST KANSAS TECH173.12Region VI (10)Central◀▶
(LW: 14)
15garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC155.38Region VI (9)Central◀▶
(LW: 15)
16meridian-miss-ccMERIDIAN (MISS.) CC142.76Region XXIIIMidwest◀▶
(LW: 16)
17pima-ariz-ccPIMA (ARIZ.) CC138.69Region I (3)West◀▶
(LW: 17)
18central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA138.10Region I (2)West◀▶
(LW: 18)
19western-texasWESTERN TEXAS123.85Region VWest◀▶
(LW: 19)
20hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC116.07Region VI (8)Central◀▶
(LW: 20)
21trinidad-state-coloTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.)113.78Region IXWest▲1
(LW: 22)
22fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC102.19KJCCC/Region VI (6)Central▼1
(LW: 21)
23monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)99.23Region XVAtlantic▲1
(LW: 24)
24hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC93.86Region XXIIIMidwest▲1
(LW: 25)
25colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC93.67Region VI (7)Central▼2
(LW: 23)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
South Plains (Texas)11111111
Iowa Western CC96443222
Barton (Kan.) CC54234443
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC35878754
Butler (Kan.) CC78766685
Cloud County (Kan.) CC63322336
Northwest Kansas Tech151514141415147
Colby (Kan.) CC292723252425187
New Mexico JC89101199119
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC1210991010129
Mesa (Ariz.) CC476878711
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC1011131212121012
Hinds (Miss.) CC3328252423202312
Iowa Central CC225555614
Meridian (Miss.) CC2016161616141514
Highland (Kan.) CC1414121313131316
Garden City (Kan.) CC2317151515161717
Trinidad State (Colo.)2122222120212017
Pima (Ariz.) CC111217171717RV17
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC1820212228271920
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC2224272726262421
Cowley (Kan.)161311101111922
Central Arizona1318181819191622
Bryant & Stratton (Wis.)3534293132323024
North Iowa Area CC4238353233333125
Western Texas1719191918182126
Essex County (N.J.)252528283131RV30
Hagerstown (Md.) CC2723262629292933
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC1921202021232535
Jacksonville (Texas)3635313025242635
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)24262423222222

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/30
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Mon 3/28
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FINAL ResultsMon 5/23
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