2022 NJCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
NEW ORLEANS – College of DuPage (Ill.) continues to lead the 2022 NJCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Track & Field Rating Index, as the Week 6 edition 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 III — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC
Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC
Finger Lakes (N.Y.) CC
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Defending champion College of DuPage (Ill.) is No. 1 for a second-straight week. The Chaps have 14 top-5 marks, with four of them being national leaders. Josh Rivers has two of the nation’s best (1.90m/6-2¾ in the high jump and 6.93mw/22-9w in the long jump) while John Sassan leads the javelin (56.40m/185-1). Both are members of the leading 4×100 relay team at 43.37.
Mineral Area (Mo.) remains No. 2. The Cardinals lead the nation in terms of top-5 marks with 17 and have four national leaders – Hunter Cary in both the 110 hurdles (15.24w) and decathlon (5591), while Jacob Arnold (5000, 15:43.09) and Kyle Vinyard (10,000, 32:05.56) also pace their events (with other following at No. 2 in both events).
Moving up two spots to No. 3 is Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC, which has eight top-5 marks. Marques Hall is the top-rated individual for the Roadrunners – No. 2 in both the shot (13.49m/44-3¼) and hammer (41.59m/136-6).
Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC drops to No. 4. The Vikings have seven top-5 marks, with two of them national leaders. Both marks come from sprinter Charles Benichoux, who leads both the 100 (10.67) and 200 (21.97).
Finger Lakes (N.Y.) CC also drops a notch to No. 5. The Lakers have five top-5 marks, led by a pair who rate No. 3 – John Zimmerman (steeple, 10:44.45) and Memphis Lohnes (pole vault, 3.80m/12-5½).
Rounding out the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Harper (Ill.), No. 7 St. Charles (Mo.) CC, No. 8 Thaddeus Stevens (Pa.), No. 9 Howard (Md.) CC and No. 10 Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC.
One week from Thursday are the 2022 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled for May 12-14 at Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC’s Outdoor Athletic Complex in Troy, New York.