2021 NJCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
NEW ORLEANS – We’re less than three weeks from the start of the 2021 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Levelland, Texas.
Let’s take a look at the most recent installment of the NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index, which 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
New Mexico JC
Barton (Kan.) CC
South Plains (Texas)
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
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New Mexico JC is the top dog in the nation after putting together an outstanding weekend at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The T-Birds received a national-leading mark from Baptiste Depril-Dupre in the 1500 with an altitude-converted 3:49.14, while Diamante Gumbs notched a pair of national top-10 marks in the throws (Gumbs is now ranked fourth in the discus and ninth in the shot put).
Barton County CC held steady at No. 2. The Cougars also had a big weekend at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open with Ja’Kwan Hale taking over the NJCAA lead in the 400H at an altitude-converted 51.00, while Denzel Feagin is now ranked second in the 200 at an altitude-converted 20.51 and the duo of Gamali Felix and Jevon O’Bryant sit No. 2 and No. 4 on the seasonal chart in the 400, respectively.
South Plains (Texas) moved up one spot from No. 4 to No. 3. The Texans received national-leading efforts from Khaleb McRae in the 400 (45.82c) and Seydi Sall in the 800 (1:49.69), while Romaine Beckford and Paxton Hair took over the No. 6 and No. 7 spots in the javelin and discus, respectively.
Former No. 1 Cloud County CC fell three spots to No. 4, right in front of Iowa Central CC, which remained the fifth-ranked team for yet another week.
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 5: No. 6 Iowa Western CC, No. 7 Coffeyville CC, No. 8 Cowley College, No. 9 Indian Hills CC and No. 10 Vincennes University.