2022 NJCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
NEW ORLEANS – South Plains (Texas) continues to own a sizable lead in the 2022 NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index as the Week 6 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)
Iowa Western CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
All TFRI Reports
Defending co-champion South Plains (Texas) increased its lead for the third-straight week. The Texans have eight national leaders among its 29 top-10 performances. The leaders include current National Athlete of the Week Chris Robinson in the 400 hurdles (49.29), Jeremy Bembridge in the 400 (45.66), Kimar Farquharson in the 800 (1:46.88), Justin Guy in the 110 hurdles (13.75w), 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.
Moving up to a season-high at No. 2 is Iowa Western CC. The Reivers have improved their score each week and now have 14 top-10 marks, with 10 of those 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 to No. 3 is Cloud County (Kan.) CC after two weeks at No. 2. The T-Birds have 17 top-10 marks, led by hammer thrower Mohamed Ahmed at 65.74m/215-8. Vincent Ugwoke rates No. 2 in the discus at 55.37m/181-8.
Defending co-champion Barton (Kan.) CC remains No. 4. The Cougars have 15 top-10 – 10 of which are in the top-5 – and lead the nation in two events – the long jump with Shakwon Coke (7.97mw/25-8¼w) and the discus with Brandon Lloyd (58.61m/192-4).
Iowa Central CC is No. 5 for the fourth-straight week. The Tritons have 11 top-10 marks, with eight in the top-5, including triple jump leader Martin Lamou at 16.33m/53-7.
Rounding out the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 7 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC, No. 8 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 9 New Mexico JC and No. 10 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC.
Just two 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.