2022 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1
NEW ORLEANS – The indoor track & field season is well underway!
Here is the first installment of the NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Rating Index for 2022, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons are used, which means this objective ranking is comprised solely of marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.
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Indiana Tech headlines the initial National TFRI thanks to 13 top-10 marks on the Descending Order List. Just one of those top-10 marks leads that nation – Coby Bailey in the 60 hurdles at 7.95 – which shows just how much depth the Warriors developed. Indiana Tech has multiple top-10 athletes in four different events, including the 400, 600, 60H and triple jump.
Next up is Dordt (Iowa) at No. 2. The Defenders amassed 14 national top-10 marks so far this season with a national leader in the guise of Payton Mauldin in the 600 at 1:18.37 OT. Mauldin is also ranked in the top-10 in both the 800 (No. 2, 1:52.76c) the 400 (No. 7, 48.49 OT). In fact, 11 of the Defenders’ 14 national top-10 marks are in events ranging from the 400 to 5000.
Grand View (Iowa) holds down the No. 3 spot to begin the season. The Vikings, who nabbed nine national top-10 marks in the first few weeks, will be led by their mid-distance athletes and race walkers. Grand View has three top-4 athletes in the 1000 and three top-10 race walkers. This is the best ranking in program history for the Vikings.
Doane (Neb.) is ranked fourth to begin the season. The Tigers have eight national top-10 marks to their credit with two each from Sergio Acros and Kalen Dockwiler. Acros is ranked third in the heptathlon and fourth in the high jump. Dockwiler is sixth in the 1000 and seventh in the mile.
Grace (Ind.) emerges at No. 5 for its best ranking in program history. The Lancers tallied seven national top-10 marks, which span six different events. Five of them were turned in by mid-distance and distance athletes (800, 2x 1000, mile, 5000), another by Isaac Brown in the high jump (No. 2, 2.10m/6-10¾) and one last mark from the second-ranked 4×800 relay (7:48.82c).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 1: No. 6 Friends (Kan.), No. 7 Mount Marty (S.D.), No. 8 Marian (Ind.), No. 9 Huntington (Ind.) and No. 10 Southeastern (Fla.).
Mark your calendars for March 3-5, because that’s when the 2022 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota.