By USTFCCCA Communications, USTFCCCA
March 1, 2021
NEW ORLEANS – It’s lastly right here!
The 2021 NJCAA Indoor Monitor & Area Championships begin on Friday on the Robert W. Plaster Heart in Pittsburg, Kansas. By the tip of the day on Saturday, they’ll crown quite a few particular person champions in addition to the all-important workforce champion.
NJCAA — Ladies’s Indoor Monitor & Area
This Week’s Nationwide Prime 5
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
South Plains (Texas)
Iowa Western CC
Iowa Central CC
Barton (Kan.) CC
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If the newest installment of the Ladies’s Nationwide Ranking Index is any indication of what you possibly can count on, Cloud County CC is favored to win the workforce title, however it could possibly be a three-horse race with South Plains School and Iowa Western CC proper there as nicely.
Cloud County CC has a wealth of top-10 marks this season – 24 of them, to be precise – throughout a lot of occasion areas. A number of T-Chicken athletes reside within the top-10 nationally of the 60, 200, 400, 600, 1000, 3000 and weight throw. Not solely that, however Cloud County CC has Mercy Ntia-Obong, one of many quickest sprinters in NJCAA historical past prepared to carry down the fort within the 60 and 200. The T-Birds even have the top-ranked 4×400 and 4×800 relay squads, in addition to the fourth-ranked DMR workforce this season.
South Plains (Texas) holds 22 nationwide top-10 marks throughout a lot of occasion areas from the sprints to hurdles to relays to area occasions. The second-ranked Woman Texans solely have one NJCAA chief in Onaara Obamuwagun (triple soar), however see 4 different entries ranked among the many top-2 of their respective occasions – Rosemary Chukwuma (60), Mackenzie Griffin (pole vault), Joniar Thomas (pentathlon) in addition to the 4×800 relay.
Iowa Western CC earned 5 NJCAA-leading marks within the common season that can bode nicely this weekend in Kansas: Nickisha Pryce is No. 1 in each the 200 and 400: Religion Linga headlines the 5000; Aliyah McNeil tops the excessive soar; and the Reivers’ DMR squad is above the remaining. Linga can also be ranked second within the mile, whereas Dyandra Grey holds down the No. 2 60H rank.
Iowa Central CC is at all times a menace to win and this 12 months is not any completely different. The fourth-ranked Tritons personal 18 nationwide top-10 marks, together with NJCAA leaders in Rosalie Fish (1000), Chloe Lenoir (mile), Hannah Connell (60H) and Victoria Adu (weight throw). Search for huge factors from Iowa Central CC within the 200, 1000 and mile this weekend.
Barton County CC rounds out the rostrum contenders at No. 5. The Cougars have 13 nationwide top-10 marks, together with an NJCAA-leading mark from Ana Da Silva within the shot put. Don’t be shocked if Barton County CC has a number of scorers within the excessive soar, lengthy soar, triple soar, shot put and weight throw. If that occurs, be careful for the Cougars.
Listed below are the remainder of the top-10 groups in Week 6: No. 6 New Mexico JC, No. 7 Butler CC, No. 8 Cowley School, No. 9 Fort Scott CC, No. 10 Hawkeye CC.