The Pratt Community College Men and Women’s Track & Field Team competed at the Cowley Snowball Invitational this past Friday.
The Pratt Community College Men and Women’s Track & Field Team competed at the Cowley Snowball Invitational this past Friday. It’s not common to run outdoor tracks meet during the indoor track season but the NJCAA does allow it due to facility constraints. The weather cooperated and so the Beavers had a chance to compete closer to home this weekend which was a nice change of pace.
Highlighting the Beaver performances were Darius Hyacinth and Jared Walker who both qualified for Nationals.
Darius jumped 47-10.75 in the triple jump (school record) and Jared ran 6.97 (60m) and 22.03 (200m) improving his earlier national qualifying mark of 7.02 in the 60m. Darius is currently ranked #10 (TJ) in the NJCAA, while Jared's time ranks him #33 (60m) & #26 (200m) in the NJCAA.
Other outstanding performances came from Antonio McPherson & Tamika Crawford who both set school records. Antonio set the school record in the men’s 500 meter with a time of 1:08.35, while Tamika broke a school record that was set in 1992 in the women’s 60m Hurdles with a time of 9.87.
That brings the total number of school records broken this season to five as both TaQuisha Drisdell and Arbonee Marshall broke the women’s 200m indoor school record last week at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open. TaQuisha will officially hold the record as she ran the faster of the two times with her time of 27.36.
Two other PCC Student competed on their own “Unattached” as they are not able to compete for the PCC Team due to transfer eligibility rules. Both would have qualified for nationals.
Miles Beal-Ampah jumped 6-06.75 in the high jump for 2nd place and Jermaine Kerkula ran 6.92 in the 60m for 1st place. If they were competing for the PCC team Miles would be ranked #16 in the NJCAA and Jermaine would rank #22.