2021 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – Here is the third edition of the NAIA 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).
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Leading off the top-3 teams for the second straight week is No. 1 Doane (Neb.), No. 2 Southeastern (Fla.) and No. 3 Milligan (Tenn.). The Tigers and Fire were both active in competition, while the Buffalos were idle.
Doane (Neb.) earned three season best efforts that sit within the top-10 nationally of their respective events. Henry Arnold was the top performer for the Tigers with his triple jump of 15.02m (49-3½), an improvement of his No. 3 placing. Conner Floyd’s clearance in the pole vault of 4.80m (15-9) moves him up to No. 4, while Logan Hammond clocked 54.37 in the 400H to come in at No. 10.
The Fire had several athletes hit big efforts that landed them in the top-5 nationally on the Descending Order List. Kyle Manuel improved to No. 2 this season in the shot put with his mark of 18.07m (59-3½) and Joseph Taylor moved up to No. 3 in the 200 (21.26). The pair of Davonte Vanterpool and Darion Carter hit season bests in the 110H to sit at No. 2 (14.18) and No. 3 (14.25), respectively.
Rounding out the top-5 in this week’s National TFRI is No. 4 Indiana Tech with a three spot jump over now No. 5 Westmont (Calif.). Indiana Tech’s 4×100 clocked the national leading time of 40.76 at the Warrior Open, while Collins Mokuah turned in the No. 9 time in the 110H of 14.48w. Westmont (Calif.)’s Senzo Sokhela was the top performer for the Warriors with his 3:51.20 in the 1500 to take over the national lead.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Dordt (Iowa), No. 7 Wayland Baptist (Texas), No. 8 Concordia (Neb.), No. 9 Friends (Kan.) and No. 10 Midland (Neb.).
Five of the biggest movers in this week’s National TFRI were Dordt (Iowa) (up 20 spots from No. 26), No. 11 Mount Marty (S.D.) (up 49 from No. 60), No. 12 Huntington (Ind.) (up 10 from No. 22), No. 19 Bethel (Ind.) (up 20 from No. 39) and No. 22 Northwestern (Iowa) (up 12 from No. 34).