2021 NJCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Here is the first installment of the NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2021 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

To wit: We’re only using marks from the current season, which gives a true look at which teams are performing the best at the current moment. That means the National TFRI will continue to evolve throughout the season and gives you more reason to keep checking back!

NJCAA Division I — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
South Plains (Texas)
Barton (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
Iowa Central CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
1
South Plains (Texas)
2
Barton (Kan.) CC
3
New Mexico JC
4
Iowa Central CC
5
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
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South Plains (Texas) enters the outdoor season exactly where it ended the indoor season – No. 1. The Texans have 20 national top-10 marks on their ledger, with three of those coming from the past weekend of competition. Seydi Sall clocked the No. 8 time over 800 meters (1:53.24), Justin Guy is now ranked fifth in the 110H (14.30) and Romaine Beckford hit the eighth-best javelin mark this season at 51.46m (168-10).

Barton County CC is ranked second to begin this season. The Cougars hold 18 national top-10 marks, including eight from the outdoor season. Shakwon Coke starred this past weekend as he notched the third-best mark in NJCAA history in the long jump of 8.16m (26-9¼). Coke, who is also ranked second nationally in the triple jump with his mark from the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, is one of three national leaders for Barton County CC.

New Mexico JC holds down the third spot in the National TFRI in Week 1. The T-Birds hold 15 national top-10 marks, with just two of those coming from the outdoor season thus far. Jadon Elliot joined NJCAA record holder Andrei Romanov in the top-3 this outdoor season with his third-best seasonal effort in the pole vault of 4.65m (15-3).

Iowa Central CC is ranked fourth to begin the season with 16 national top-10 marks. The Tritons saw Kelvin Bungei tally the second-best seasonal mark in the steeplechase this past weekend of 9:31.21. Dashinelle Dyer also worked his way into the top-10 nationally with a 14.66 effort in the 110H, which ranks him ninth in the early going.

Cloud County CC rounds out the top-5 with 13 national top-10 marks. The T-Birds hauled in three national top-3 marks from this past weekend: Daniel Cope is ranked No. 2 in the discus at 51.91m (170-4) and No. 3 in the hammer at 58.24m (191-1); Saba Khvichava is now ranked third in the steeplechase at 9:34.20.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Coffeyville CC, No. 7 Indian Hills CC, No. 8 Iowa Western CC, No. 9 Cowley College and No. 10 Central Arizona.

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

2021 Week #1 - March 31st

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)576.10Region VWestNR
2barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC553.84Region VI (1)CentralNR
3new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC536.38Region VWestNR
4iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC458.21Region XI (1)MidwestNR
5cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC414.60Region VICentralNR
6coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC321.55Region VICentralNR
7indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC256.13Region XIMidwestNR
8iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC247.94Region XIMidwestNR
9cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)224.22Region VICentralNR
10central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA218.93Region IWestNR
11paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC216.22Region IWestNR
12pima-ariz-ccPIMA (ARIZ.) CC186.62Region I (1)WestNR
13butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC181.74Region VICentralNR
14vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)163.06Region XIIAtlanticNR
15northwest-kansas-techNORTHWEST KANSAS TECH156.86Region VICentralNR
16fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC153.54Region VICentralNR
17mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC142.13Region IWestNR
18pratt-kan-ccPRATT (KAN.) CC129.11Region VICentralNR
19hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC128.73Region VICentralNR
20highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC123.41Region VICentralNR
21hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC112.22Region XXIIICentralNR
22meridian-miss-ccMERIDIAN (MISS.) CC104.35Region XXIIICentralNR
23dodge-city-kan-ccDODGE CITY (KAN.) CC79.97Region VICentralNR
24louisburg-n-cLOUISBURG (N.C.)78.23Region XAtlanticNR
25north-iowa-area-ccNORTH IOWA AREA CC75.53Region XIMidwestNR

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

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