2021 NJCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
NEW ORLEANS – We are less than one month away from the 2021 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held May 11-13 on the campus of South Plains College in Levelland, Texas.
With that known, let’s take a look at 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).
NJCAA Division I — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
South Plains (Texas)
Iowa Central CC
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Cloud County CC held steady at No. 1 for yet another week. The T-Birds received two new national top-10 marks this past weekend in the guise of Saba Khvichava in the steeplechase (No. 2, 9:17.15) and Edwin Kipainoi in the 10,000 meters (No. 5, 32:17.64).
Barton County CC jumped two spots from No. 2 to No. 4, which dropped New Mexico JC and South Plains (Texas) each down one spot to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. The Cougars have 19 national top-10 marks to their credit, with national-leading efforts six of those (100, 200, 800, 4×400, long jump and triple jump).
Iowa Central CC maintained its hold on the No. 5 spot. The Tritons added or improved four national top-10 marks this past weekend, including the fifth-best effort in the triple jump from Tristen Hanna at 14.91m (48-11).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 4: No. 6 Iowa Western CC, No. 7 Cowley College, No. 8 Coffeyville CC, No. 9 Indian Hills CC and No. 10 Paradise Valley CC.