2022 NJCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
NEW ORLEANS – For the fifth-straight week, South Plains (Texas) owns a commanding lead in the 2022 NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index as the Week 5 edition was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Only marks from the 2022 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons have been used in this objective compilation.
NJCAA Division I — Men's Outdoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
South Plains (Texas)
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Iowa Western CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
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South Plains (Texas) – the defending co-champions – made up nicely after a week off, increasing its lead back over 300 points. The Texans have eight national leaders among its 29 top-10 performances. The big news was the makeup of national leaders went from five individual events and three relays to six and two, respectively. The newest individual leader is Justin Guy in the 110 hurdles at 13.75w; he joins 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 also continue to lead the 4×400 (3:06.58) and 4×800 (7:20.31) relays as well.
Remaining No. 2 is Cloud County (Kan.) CC. The T-Birds increased its number of top-10 marks to 19, led by hammer thrower Mohamed Ahmed at 65.74m/215-8. Vincent Ugwoke rates No. 2 in the discus at 55.37m/181-8.
Iowa Western CC moves to No. 3, its highest of the year. The Reivers improved their collection of top-10 marks to 13, with nine registering in the top-5. They are No. 3 in five events – 10,000 (Nicholas Kiprotich at 29:41.98), 110 hurdles (Cortney Watkins at 13.94w), long jump (Michael Buchanan at 7.58m/24-10½), discus (Shakiel Dacres at 54.51m/178-10) and hammer (Nemoy Cockett at 52.93m/173-8).
Dropping down a notch to No. 4 is Barton (Kan.) CC, the defending co-champion with South Plains. The Cougars have 15 top-10 and lead the nation in two events – the long jump with Shakwon Coke (7.97mw/25-8¼w) and the discus with current National Athlete of the Week Brandon Lloyd (58.61m/192-4).
Iowa Central CC follows at No. 5. The Tritons have 11 top-10 marks, with seven in the top-5, including triple jump leader Martin Lamou at 16.33m/53-7.
Completing the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 7 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 8 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC, No. 9 New Mexico JC and No. 10 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC.
Just three weeks away are the 2022 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled May 19-21 at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC’s Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kansas.