2021 NJCAA DI Men's Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

2021 NJCAA DI Men's Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – You can count on two fingers how many top-25 teams remained in place between Week 1 and Week 2 of the NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index for the 2021 season.
If you don’t mind change, keep reading. If you can’t deal with it, turn away now.
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Cloud County CC vaulted to the top spot in the National TFRI after a huge weekend. The T-Birds, who soared four spots from No. 5 to No. 1, added 11 national top-10 marks to their haul, including three of the top-5 spots in the 5000 – Awet Beraki (No. 2, 29:30.74), Edwin Kipainoi (No. 3, 32:33.33) and Linus Limo (No. 5, 33:05.39) – and three of the top-6 spots in the decathlon – Marcquiece Cade (No. 2, 5890), Andrew Betton (No. 5, 5543) and Renaldo Savoury (No. 6, 5511). Caden Bach also moved up to No. 1 in the javelin throw with his effort of 59.47m (195-2) this past weekend.
New Mexico JC moved up one spot from No. 3 to No. 2. The T-Birds have 11 national top-10 marks to their credit, including a collegiate national leader from Andrei Romanov in the hammer at 76.48m (250-11) and NJCAA leaders from Oscar Campos in the decathlon (6329) and the 4×100 relay team (39.68). Jalen Purcell also stood out this past weekend in the 200 with his NJCAA No. 2 effort of 20.89c (20.82A).
Barton County CC dropped one spot from No. 2 to No. 3 to no fault of its own. The Cougars have 21 national top-10 marks, of which they added or improved 11 this past weekend. Caleb Boger and Denzel Feagin stood out, as the former is now ranked No. 1 in the 200 (20.43c) and No. 3 in the 100 (10.31c) with the latter at No. 1 in the 100 at 10.20 and No. 3 in the 200 (20.91). Shakwon Coke added the triple jump national lead to his tally with a 15.60m (51-2¼) effort this past weekend (Coke already led the nation in the long jump).
Former No. 1 South Plains (Texas) fell three spots to No. 4 despite a strong weekend. The Texans were led by Khaleb McRae and Seydi Sall, as they notched the top 400-meter mark (46.29) and 800-meter mark (1:51.70) this season so far, respectively. South Plains (Texas) now has 20 national top-10 marks in 2021, including five national leaders.
Iowa Central CC comes in at No. 5 in Week 2. The Tritons received a boost from Lee Eppie and William Richardson this past weekend. Eppie is now ranked fifth nationally in the 400 at 46.95. Richardson is similarly-ranked in the hammer at 50.46m (165-7).
Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 2: No. 6 Iowa Western CC, No. 7 Cowley College, No. 8 Coffeyville CC, No. 9 Indian Hills CC and No. 10 Northwest Kansas Tech.

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