Goss, Graham and Thomas New National Qualifiers for Men's Track Team
April 28, 2014
Angelo Goss, left, Charvin Graham, middle and Trent Thomas, right, are new national qualifiers for the men's track team based on marks made at a meet on Friday in Joplin, Mo. Goss is a new national qualifier in the high jump. Graham made a national qualifying mark in the hammer and Thomas qualified for nationals in the javelin.
The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens track team competed at a meet hosted by Missouri Southern State University in Joplin on Friday and several additional athletes hit national qualifying marks for the first time during the outdoor season.
Angelo Goss made a national qualifying mark in the men's high jump. Goss had a best jump of 2.05 meters (6'-8.75"). The national qualifying mark this year is 2.03 meters. Goss had previously qualified for the national outdoor meet in the 110 meter hurdles.
Charvin Graham is a new national qualifier in the hammer throw with his throw of 50.81 meters (166'-8") this past weekend. Graham had previously qualified for the national meet in the discus.
Trenton Thomas made a national qualifying standard in the javelin. Thomas had a throw of 55.38 meters (181'-8") at the Joplin meet. The national qualifying standard in the javelin is 53.27 meters.
On the women's side, Shaniqua Knowles is a new national qualifier in the triple jump. Knowles had a best jump of 11.52 meters (37'-9.5"), exceeding the national qualifying standard by .04 meters. Knowles' mark also set a new school record in the event.
Also setting a school record this weekend for the Ravens was Racquel Williams in the shot put. Williams, who already owned the outdoor record in the women's shot, had a throw of 14.55 meters (47'-9") at Joplin. Williams, who also owns the school's indoor shot put record, had already qualified for nationals earlier in the season in the shot.
Teammate Kallie Buck, though, is a new national qualifier in the shot put. Buck had a throw of 12.88 meters (42'-3.25") at the Joplin meet. This year's national qualifying standard in the women's shot put is 12.67 meters.
Jammeria Higdon is another new national qualifier for the Ravens. Higdon completed the 100 meter dash in 11.87 seconds to place second in the event at Joplin. More importantly, Higdon bested the national qualifying standard of 12.10 seconds.
Also qualifying for the national meet was the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Vallerie Norgaisse, Stephanie Aidoo, Thronda Craig and Rashe Boynton. The foursome completed the event with a time of 3:53.19. The national qualifying standard for the women's 4 x 400 is 4:04.95.
National Qualifiers Through Meets of April 25, 2014
Andre DeGrasse, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash
Tyler Hayle, 200 meter dash
Angelo Goss, 110 meter hurdles, high jump
4 x 100 meter relay team
Jahleel Lilly, triple jump, long jump
Tristan Whitehall, shot put, discus
Alex Garza, shot put
Tory Radcliff, shot put
Charvin Graham, discus, hammer
Johnnie Jackson, hammer, discus
LJ Wallace, high jump
Trenton Thomas, javelin
Precious Hitchcock, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash
Jammeria Higdon, 100 meter dash
Vallerie Norgaisse, 400 meter hurdles
4 x 100 meter relay team
4 x 400 meter relay team
Bernicia Holifield, discus
Alexandria Marshall-Paul, discus
Kallie Buck, hammer, shot put
Racquel Williams, discus, hammer, shot put
Jasmine Manigualt, hammer, discus.
Raven Cameron, hammer
Benisha Johnson, hammer
DaNay Rowland, shot put
Tayla Greene, discus
Deara Thomas, 100 meter hurdles
Shaniqua Knowles, triple jump