2022 NCAA DII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – The season isn’t slowing down anytime soon!
Here is the third installment of the NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI for the 2022 season, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2022 indoor track & field season.
NCAA Division II — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
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Grand Valley State and Ashland remained at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for the third straight week. The Lakers’ 4×400 relay clocked the fourth-fastest time of the year as the team registered four top-10 marks this past weekend. The Eagles picked up a pair of provisional efforts that rank No. 4 on the Descending Order List: Trevor Bassitt in the 60 (6.71); Travis Moore in the heptathlon (5410).
Pittsburg State climbed one spot back to No. 3 to match their program-best ranking set in Week 1. The Gorillas have six national top-10 efforts with two coming from Henry Kiner in the jumps, including his national lead in the triple jump. The Gorillas’ 4×400 relay also clocked the nation’s fastest time this past weekend as they got the baton around in 3:11.51.
Central Missouri climbed two spots to No. 4 for its first top-5 appearance this season. The Mules have seven national top-10 marks, including a pair of DII leaders from Christopher Goodwin in the long jump (7.66m/25-1¾) and Trey Miller in the heptathlon (5540). Antonio Lay (60), Reagan Ulrich (pole vault) and Vincent Hobbie (pole vault) also sit among the top-3 in their respective events.
Lee (Tenn.) jumped five spots to No. 5 in Week 3 after sitting at No. 10 in Week 2. In the 3000, Carson Bix (No. 2 7:55.16c/8:00.68) and Christian Noble (No 8, 8:00.48c/8:08.07) moved into the top-10 of the Descending Order List following the Camel City Elite Meet. Both men were also part of the DMR that clocked the third-best time of the year (9:43.39c/9:51.31).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Adams State, No. 7 West Texas A&M, No. 8 Colorado School of Mines, No. 9 American International and No. 10 Fort Hays State. No one was better than West Texas A&M’s Benjamin Azamati, who tied the NCAA DII record in the 60 with his 6.54 winner at the New Mexico Classic.
Mark your calendars for March 11-12, as the 2022 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.