2022 NJCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7
NEW ORLEANS – South Plains (Texas) completed a season-long run as No. 1 in the 2022 NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor National Track & Field Rating Index, leading impressively as the Week 7 (and final) 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.
There will be no TFRI next week as teams prepare for the 2022 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled May 19-21 at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC’s Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kansas.
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
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC
All TFRI Reports
Defending co-champion South Plains (Texas) continues its dominance in a number of ways. The Texans own the most top-10 marks (25) as well as the most national leaders (seven). Five athletes lead their specialties – Jeremy Bembridge in the 400 (45.66), Kimar Farquharson in the 800 (1:46.88), Chris Robinson in the 400-meter hurdles (49.29), Kudakwashe Chadenga in the high jump (2.22m/7-3¼) and Thomas Nieto in the pole vault (5.41m/17-9). The Texans also headline the 4×400 (3:06.58) and 4×800 (7:20.31) relays as well.
Iowa Western CC remains No. 2 after winning last weekend’s Region XI Championships, continuing a season in which they improved their TFRI score each week. The Reivers are tied with the second-most top-10 marks with 16, nine of which are in the top-5. Iowa Western’s top-ranked individual is Nicholas Kiprotich, No. 3 in the 10,000 meters at 29:41.98.
No. 3 Cloud County (Kan.) CC won the Region VI Championships last weekend. The T-Birds have 15 top-10 marks and improved their number of national leaders to two – Timothy Nyinguan in the long jump with a wind-aided 8.08m (26-6¼) and Mohamed Ahmed in the hammer throw at 65.74m (215-8).
Defending co-champion Barton (Kan.) CC remains No. 4 after improving its number of top-10 marks to 16, with 10 among the top-5. The Cougars have two national leaders – Daylin Williams in the 110-meter hurdles (13.71w) and Brandon Lloyd in the discus (58.61m/192-4).
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC is No. 5, returning to the top-5 for the first time since Week 2. The Red Ravens own 14 top-10 marks, with a season-high eight rating in the top-5 – none higher than national shot put leader Dennis Ohene-Adu at 18.33m (60-1¾).
Completing the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Iowa Central CC, No. 7 Mesa (Ariz.) CC, No. 8 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Cowley (Kan.) and No. 10 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC.
Butler and Trinidad State (Colo.) are tied for second-most national event leads with three. Butler tops the 100 with current National Athlete of the Week Jerod Elcock (9.92w), 200 with Elcock and Joe Williams (each at 20.17w) and the 4×100 (39.55). Trinidad State’s Ahmed Sado leads three by himself – 1500 (3:46.38), steeplechase (8:53.48) and 5000 (14:08.43).