2022 NJCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – South Plains (Texas) continues to be a dominant No. 1 as the Week 3 edition of the 2022 NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

No marks from previous seasons have been used as this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2022 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

NJCAA Division I — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
South Plains (Texas)
Barton (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Iowa Western CC
Iowa Central CC
1
South Plains (Texas)
2
Barton (Kan.) CC
3
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
4
Iowa Western CC
5
Iowa Central CC
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South Plains (Texas) – defending co-champions – is No. 1 by its smallest margin all year, but that is still more than 300 points ahead of anyone else.  The Texans have eight national leaders among its 28 top-10 performances. In addition to topping all three relays, SPC has five athletes leading events – Jeremy Bembridge in the 400 (46.17), Kimar Farquharson in the 800 (1:46.88), Chris Robinson in the 400 hurdles (50.96), Kudakwashe Chadenga in the high jump (2.22m/7-3¼) and Thomas Nieto in the pole vault (5.41m/17-9). The Texans go 1-2 in three of those events as they also own the No. 2 mark – the 400 (Hossam Hatib at 46.63), 800 (Aron Tanui at 1:48.76) and 400 hurdles (Caio Almeida at 51.95). Also owning at No. 2 mark is decathlete Nelvin Appiah-Konadu (6660).

Barton (Kan.) CC – defending co-champion with South Plains – is the new No. 2, continuing its rise from No. 5 and No. 4 earlier. The Cougars added more than 10 top-10 marks and now have 27 (one behind South Plains). In terms of top-5 marks, however, no program has more than Barton’s 22. The Cougars gained a third national leader as Almond Small tops the 200 at 20.57 to join Shakwon Coke (7.83m/25-8¼ in the long jump) and Brandon Lloyd (56.97m/186-11 in the discus) as an event leader.

Maintaining the No. 3 position is Cloud County (Kan.) CC. The T-Birds have 15 top-10 marks, led by hammer thrower Mohamed Ahmed at 62.46m/204-11. Vincent Ugwoke rates No. 2 in the discus at 55.37m/181-8.

Rising to its highest this year is No. 4 Iowa Western CC. The Reivers have 11 top-10 marks with highest being contributed by Cortney Watkins, who leads the 110 hurdles at 13.94w. Seven of Iowa Western’s top-10 marks rate among the top-5.

Iowa Central CC drops to No. 5 after two weeks as No. 2. The Tritons have 13 top-10 marks, with eight in the top-5. Tops individually is Martin Lamou, who leads the triple jump at 16.33m/53-7.

Rounding out the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 7 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 8 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC and No. 10 New Mexico JC.

Keep May 19-21 circled on your calendars, as that’s when the 2022 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC’s Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kansas.

NJCAA Division I
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2022 Week #3 - April 13th

Top 25 Teams
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National
Rank
 TeamPointsConferenceRegionCHANGE
1south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)777.12Region VWest◀▶
(LW: 1)
2barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC476.30Region VI (5)Central▲2
(LW: 4)
3cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC421.50Region VI (1)Central◀▶
(LW: 3)
4iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC413.61Region XI (1)Midwest▲2
(LW: 6)
5iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC379.40Region XI (2)Midwest▼3
(LW: 2)
6mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC313.72Region I (1)West▲1
(LW: 7)
7butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC311.94Region VI (2)Central▲1
(LW: 8)
8coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC304.11Region VI (3)Central▼3
(LW: 5)
9indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC240.23Region XI (3)Midwest▲1
(LW: 10)
10new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC235.84Region VWest▼1
(LW: 9)
11cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)221.94Region VI (4)Central▲2
(LW: 13)
12highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC202.24Region VI (11)Central▲2
(LW: 14)
13paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC195.92Region I (4)West▼2
(LW: 11)
14northwest-kansas-techNORTHWEST KANSAS TECH194.88Region VI (10)Central▲1
(LW: 15)
15garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC169.02Region VI (9)Central▲2
(LW: 17)
16meridian-miss-ccMERIDIAN (MISS.) CC153.27Region XXIIIMidwest◀▶
(LW: 16)
17pima-ariz-ccPIMA (ARIZ.) CC149.74Region I (3)West▼5
(LW: 12)
18central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA141.92Region I (2)West◀▶
(LW: 18)
19western-texasWESTERN TEXAS131.79Region VWest◀▶
(LW: 19)
20hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC122.29Region VI (8)Central▲1
(LW: 21)
21fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC109.38KJCCC/Region VI (6)Central▼1
(LW: 20)
22trinidad-state-coloTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.)108.57Region IXWest◀▶
(LW: 22)
23colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC100.77Region VI (7)Central▲4
(LW: 27)
24monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)89.65Region XVAtlantic▲2
(LW: 26)
25hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC87.43Region XXIIIMidwest▲3
(LW: 28)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
South Plains (Texas)11111111
Iowa Western CC96443222
Barton (Kan.) CC54234443
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC35878754
Butler (Kan.) CC78766685
Cloud County (Kan.) CC63322336
Northwest Kansas Tech151514141415147
Colby (Kan.) CC292723252425187
New Mexico JC89101199119
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC1210991010129
Mesa (Ariz.) CC476878711
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC1011131212121012
Hinds (Miss.) CC3328252423202312
Iowa Central CC225555614
Meridian (Miss.) CC2016161616141514
Highland (Kan.) CC1414121313131316
Garden City (Kan.) CC2317151515161717
Trinidad State (Colo.)2122222120212017
Pima (Ariz.) CC111217171717RV17
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC1820212228271920
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC2224272726262421
Cowley (Kan.)161311101111922
Central Arizona1318181819191622
Bryant & Stratton (Wis.)3534293132323024
North Iowa Area CC4238353233333125
Western Texas1719191918182126
Essex County (N.J.)252528283131RV30
Hagerstown (Md.) CC2723262629292933
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC1921202021232535
Jacksonville (Texas)3635313025242635
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)24262423222222

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field

2022 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 3/30
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Mon 3/28
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Week 2Wed 4/6
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Mon 4/4
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Week 3Wed 4/13
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Week 4Wed 4/20
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Week 5Wed 4/27
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Mon 4/25
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Week 6Wed 5/4
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Week 7Wed 5/11
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Mon 5/9
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FINAL ResultsMon 5/23
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