2023 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Indoor season has taken off!

Here is the first edition of the NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National TFRI, as released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No marks from previous seasons have been used, which means this objective list is compiled solely of current marks from the 2023 indoor track & field season.

NJCAA — Men's Indoor Track & Field
This Week's National Top Five
South Plains (Texas)
New Mexico JC
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
South Plains (Texas)
New Mexico JC
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
All TFRI Reports

South Plains (Texas) is soaring highest as the two-time defending NJCAA indoor national champions are No. 1 in the TFRI ratings by well over 100 points. The Texans have an impressive 23 top-10 marks – with 20 of those in the top-5 and eight leading the country. Two of their nation-leading marks are also NJCAA indoor records, courtesy of Mehmet Celik in the 800 meters at 1:47.92 and Kudakwashe Chadenga in the high jump at 2.26m (7-5). Also topping the lists are Justin Guy in the 60 hurdles (7.92), Jeremy Bembridge in the 400 (47.02), Kimar Farquharson in the 600 (1:17.68), Harry Crosby in the heptathlon (4706) and two relay teams (4×400 at 3:09.66 and distance medley at 9:53.02).

Region V rival New Mexico JC is No. 2, its highest rating in program history. The T-Birds have 14 top-10 marks, all of which are also in the top-5 led by a trio of national leaders – Tapiwanashe Makarawu in the 200 at 20.83, Khylah Dawson in the long jump at 7.44m (24-5) and Kelsey Daniel in the triple jump at 15.80m (51-10).

Indian Hills (Iowa) CC follows at No. 3, its highest since Week 1 of 2021. The Warriors have 18 top-10 marks, half of which are also in the top-5. Rivaldo Marshall owns the national lead in the 1000 (2:23.23) and is No. 2 in the 600 (1:17.94) and 800 (1:48.46).

No. 4 is Barton (Kan.) CC, last year’s runner-up at the NJCAA Indoor Championships. The Cougars own 15 top-10 marks – six in the top-5 including Brandon Lloyd, who is the national leader in the shot put at 17.87m (58-7½).

Iowa Central CC is No. 5. The Tritons have 14 top-10 marks with five among the top-5. Rating highest individually for Iowa Central are a pair of athletes at No. 2 – Zander Cobb in the 5000 at 14:54.94 and Roman Kuleshov in the triple jump at 14.98m (49-1¾).

Finishing out the top-10 teams in the national TFRI are No. 6 Iowa Western CC, No. 7 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 8 Cloud County (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Mesa (Ariz.) CC and No. 10 Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.).

Keep March 3-4 circled on your calendars, as that’s when the 2023 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled at the Washburn Indoor Athletic Facility in Topeka, Kansas.

Men's Indoor Track & Field
USTFCCCA National TFRI: Track & Field Rating Index

2023 Week #1 - January 25th

Top 25 Teams
1south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)417.26Region VWest1
2new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC286.55Region VWest11
3indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC234.75Region XIMidwest10
4barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC208.51Region VICentral2
5iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC191.92Region XIMidwest5
6iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC164.34Region XIMidwest3
7butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC145.76Region VICentral7
8cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC93.84Region VICentral4
9mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC90.96Region IWest14
10monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)87.73Region XVAtlantic9
11coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC87.08Region VICentral6
12northwest-kansas-techNORTHWEST KANSAS TECH82.15Region VICentral14
13hinds-miss-ccHINDS (MISS.) CC76.72Region XXIIIWest22
14cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)70.94Region VICentral18
15fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC70.41Region VICentral21
16vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)56.83Region XIIMidwest29
17colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC56.08Region VICentral8
18southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO53.07Region XVIIIWest19
19glendale-ariz-ccGLENDALE (ARIZ.) CC52.50Region IWest---
20hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC46.61Region VICentral30
21paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC35.85Region IWest13
22dodge-city-kan-ccDODGE CITY (KAN.) CC33.07Region VICentral---
23hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC28.45Region XIMidwest24
24salt-lake-utah-ccSALT LAKE (UTAH) CC23.22Region XVIIIWest---
25bryant-stratton-wisBRYANT & STRATTON (WIS.)22.97Region IVMidwest27

Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1
South Plains (Texas)1
New Mexico JC2
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC3
Barton (Kan.) CC4
Iowa Central CC5
Iowa Western CC6
Butler (Kan.) CC7
Cloud County (Kan.) CC8
Mesa (Ariz.) CC9
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)10
Coffeyville (Kan.) CC11
Northwest Kansas Tech12
Hinds (Miss.) CC13
Cowley (Kan.)14
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC15
Vincennes (Ind.)16
Colby (Kan.) CC17
Southern Idaho18
Glendale (Ariz.) CC19
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC20
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC21
Dodge City (Kan.) CC22
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC23
Salt Lake (Utah) CC24
Bryant & Stratton (Wis.)25

USTFCCCA NJCAA Indoor Track & Field

2023 Rankings Calendar
Weeks National TFRIRegional TFRI#EventSquad KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 1/25
Mon 1/23
Week 2Wed 2/1
Mon 1/30
Mon 1/30
Week 3Wed 2/8
Mon 2/6
Mon 2/6
Week 4Wed 2/15
Mon 2/13
Mon 2/13
Week 5Wed 2/22
Mon 2/20
Mon 2/20
Week 6Tue 2/28
Sun 2/26
Sun 2/26
FINAL ResultsMon 3/6