2022 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Here is the fourth edition 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.

NAIA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Indiana Tech
Dordt (Iowa)
Grand View (Iowa)
Grace (Ind.)
Friends (Kan.)
1
Indiana Tech
2
Dordt (Iowa)
3
Grand View (Iowa)
4
Grace (Ind.)
5
Friends (Kan.)
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Indiana Tech remains at No. 1 once again for the fourth week in a row. The Warriors have 13 top-10 marks with 10 of them being top-5 marks. Last weekend at the GVSU Big Meet, Zayquan Lincoln ran two No. 2 marks in the 60 (6.67) and the 200 (21.24). The team still has three nation-leading efforts in the 60-meter hurdles, 400 and 4×400 relay. Miles Gray added the No. 7 400 (48.29) and Neville Smith jumped a No. 6 triple jump (14.70m/48-2¾) at the Grand Valley meet as well. The Warriors have three athletes ranked in the top-10 in both the 60H and the 400.

Dordt (Iowa) climbed one spot in Week 4. The Defenders have nine top-10 marks. Payton Mauldin ran a No. 4 800 (1:52.34) en route to a first-place finish at the SDSU Indoor Classic this past weekend. Mauldin, who’s also No. 2 in the 600, ran the DMR alongside Joe Anderson, Jebadiah Merkle and Eric Steiger; finishing first in a new No. 2 time of 10.01.64. At the same meet Merkle ran the No. 5 1000 (2:27.67) and Steiger ran the No. 7 mile (4:12.18). Mauldin, Merkle and Steiger are all on the boarder of cracking the top-10 in other events as well.

Grand View (Iowa) fell one spot from No. 2 to No. 3 in Week 4. The Vikings took over the national lead in the 4×800 relay after their performance at the Concordia Invite. Isaiah Wittrock and Carter Huyser are members of the relay squad who hold the No. 4 and No. 6 1000-meter times respectively in NAIA. Wittrock is also No. 9 in the mile. Aside from the four top-10 marks mentioned, Grand View has two athletes ranked in the 3000-meter race walk and has the No. 6 DMR to bring their top-10 marks total to seven.

Grace (Ind.) held steady at No. 4 for the second week in a row. The Lancers finished second at the NCCAA Indoor Championships this past weekend. At the meet, Bryan Hernandez finished second in the mile to earn the No. 6 time in NAIA. Hernandez also has the No. 8 mark in the 5000 to own a pair of top-10 efforts. Kyle Smith is the only other Lancer to join him in that category, owning the No. 4 600 and No. 5 800 marks. Over the weekend Isaac Brown won the high jump, matching his season best and No. 3 mark (2.10m/ 6-10¾). Grace has eight top-10 marks with five of those being ranked inside the top-5.

Friends (Kan.) remained No. 5 after cracking the top-5 last week. The Falcons have achieved nine top-10 marks. This past weekend Jadon Davis joined Pablo Sanz-Rillo (No. 4, 13:34.76) and Gage Carr (No. 6, 13:52.31) in the top-10 for the 3000-meter race walk after finishing first (No. 9, 14:46.66) at the Shocker Track Club Open. The team’s highest mark is Marcquiece Cade’s No. 3 in the heptathlon with 4974 points. He’s also No. 10 in the 60H (8.09).

Here are the remaining top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Southeastern (Fla.), No. 7 Oklahoma City, No. 8 Doane (Neb.), No. 9 Huntington (Ind.) and No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan

Mark your calendar for March 3-5, as that’s when the 2022 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota!

NAIA
Men's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2022 Week #4 - February 16th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1indiana-techINDIANA TECH259.23WHAC (1)Great Lakes◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dordt-iowaDORDT (IOWA)186.97GPAC (2)Midwest▲1
(LW: 3)
3grand-view-iowaGRAND VIEW (IOWA)162.24The Heart (1)Midwest▼1
(LW: 2)
4grace-indGRACE (IND.)144.98CrossroadsGreat Lakes◀▶
(LW: 4)
5friends-kanFRIENDS (KAN.)140.21KCACSouth Central◀▶
(LW: 5)
6southeastern-flaSOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)135.67Sun Conference (1)South▲1
(LW: 7)
7oklahoma-cityOKLAHOMA CITY130.76Indep.South Central▲12
(LW: 19)
8doane-nebDOANE (NEB.)126.73GPAC (1)Midwest▲3
(LW: 11)
9huntington-indHUNTINGTON (IND.)125.32CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼3
(LW: 6)
10indiana-wesleyanINDIANA WESLEYAN119.92CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼1
(LW: 9)
11saint-mary-kanSAINT MARY (KAN.)116.50KCAC (1)South Central▼1
(LW: 10)
12mount-marty-s-dMOUNT MARTY (S.D.)113.05GPAC (3)Midwest◀▶
(LW: 12)
13marian-indMARIAN (IND.)110.52Crossroads (1)Great Lakes▼5
(LW: 8)
14midland-nebMIDLAND (NEB.)100.34GPAC (5)Midwest▼1
(LW: 13)
15wayland-baptist-texasWAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)89.51Indep.South Central◀▶
(LW: 15)
16taylor-indTAYLOR (IND.)85.10CrossroadsGreat Lakes▼2
(LW: 14)
17langston-oklaLANGSTON (OKLA.)84.39Indep.South Central◀▶
(LW: 17)
18lewis-clark-state-idahoLEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)79.65Indep.West▼2
(LW: 16)
19westmont-califWESTMONT (CALIF.)78.61Indep.West▲27
(LW: 46)
20madonna-michMADONNA (MICH.)74.92WHACGreat Lakes▲3
(LW: 23)
21st-francis-illST. FRANCIS (ILL.)70.04Chicagoland (1)Midwest▲3
(LW: 24)
22concordia-nebCONCORDIA (NEB.)69.31GPAC (4)Midwest▼2
(LW: 20)
23life-gaLIFE (GA.)68.03Mid-South (1)South▼5
(LW: 18)
24eastern-oregonEASTERN OREGON66.17Indep.West▼2
(LW: 22)
25hastings-nebHASTINGS (NEB.)60.31GPAC (9)Midwest▲7
(LW: 32)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Oklahoma City3921197421
Indiana Tech1111112
Indiana Wesleyan2515910783
Saint Mary (Kan.)1913101112144
Life (Ga.)2223182311115
Midland (Neb.)1310131416156
Southeastern (Fla.)104761077
Madonna (Mich.)1722232019178
Huntington (Ind.)912698169
Marian (Ind.)898139510
Dordt (Iowa)23322610
Milligan (Tenn.)12182131172110
Wayland Baptist (Texas)1481515212213
Grand View (Iowa)32235314
Friends (Kan.)66556414
Cornerstone (Mich.)23242528222516
Westmont (Calif.)314619232017
Grace (Ind.)55443918
Doane (Neb.)47118131218
Bethel (Ind.)30343827272418
Langston (Okla.)15161717201821
Eastern Oregon29412224241922
Montreat (N.C.)32332735292722
Hastings (Neb.)27273225303124
Southwestern (Kan.)86966155383324
Mount Marty (S.D.)7111212151326
Briar Cliff (Iowa)24262832343226
St. Francis (Ill.)16202421282830
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)11141618183630
Cumberland (Tenn.)37303036252333
Concordia (Neb.)18172022312936
Taylor (Ind.)20191416141053
Central Methodist (Mo.)212526303338

USTFCCCA NAIA Indoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRIConference TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/26
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Mon 1/24
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Week 2Wed 2/2
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Mon 1/31
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Tue 2/1
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Week 3Wed 2/9
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Mon 2/7
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Week 4Wed 2/16
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Mon 2/14
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Week 5Wed 2/23
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Mon 2/21
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Week 6Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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Mon 2/28
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FINAL ResultsSat 3/5
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