2021 NJCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – There were no sweeping changes to the most recent NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index that was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
It still looks to be a tight, four-team race between top-ranked Cloud County CC, second-ranked New Mexico JC, third-ranked South Plains (Texas) and fourth-ranked Barton County CC. Fifth-ranked Iowa Central CC sits a bit further behind those top-4 teams.
NJCAA Division I — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
South Plains (Texas)
Barton (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
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The Kansas-based T-Birds added or improved four national top-10 marks on their ledger this past weekend. Cloud County CC has really been getting it done in the throws, as Caden Bach increased his national lead in the javelin to 66.29m (217-6) and Daniel Cope hit a personal seasonal best in the discus of 53.33m (171-8).
The New Mexico-based T-Birds added or improved four national top-10 marks to their haul this past weekend. New Mexico JC got a national-leading mark from Javed Jones in the 400H at 51.66c, the No. 2 mark in the 800 from Baptiste Depril-Dupre at 1:51.70c and the fourth-ranked discus throw from Diamante Gumbs at 50.22m (164-9) and the fourth-ranked javelin heave from Oscar Campos at 56.25m (184-7).
The Texans added or improved five national top-10 marks this past weekend. Mehdi Yanouri had the best mark of the bunch, coming in at No. 4 nationally in the 1500 at 3:53.94c.
The Cougars received three new or improved national top-10 marks this past weekend, none bigger than a national leader in the 800 from Tyrese Reid at 1:50.29c. Barton County CC’s 4×100 relay team is now ranked second with its 39.80c effort.
The Tritons helped their cause with six new or improved national top-10 marks this past weekend. Iowa Central CC saw Lee Eppie move up to No. 2 in the 400 at 46.48, while Dashinelle Dyer is now ranked third in the 110H at 14.05.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Iowa Western CC, No. 7 Coffeyville CC, No. 8 Cowley CC, No. 9 Indian Hills CC and No. 10 Northwest Kansas Tech.
The 2021 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held May 11-13 on the campus of South Plains College in Levelland, Texas.