Raven Women 7th, Men 5th at Outdoor National Meet, De Grasse and Greene Win National Titles
May 18, 2014
Andre De Grasse, left, won the men's national title in the 200 meter dash. Tayla Greene, right, won the women's national title in the discus.
The 2014 NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships came to close late Saturday night in Mesa, Arizona and the Raven men's team placed fifth while the women finished seventh. South Plains College won both the men's and women's team titles at the national meet.
The Ravens had two individual national champions at the meet. Andre De Grasse, last year's 100 meter national champion, won the national title in the 200 meter dash at this year's meet. De Grasse won the event with a time of 20.38 seconds, tying his own school record in the process. De Grasse almost won the national title again in the 100 meter dash, but placed second with a time of 10.15 seconds, just .01 seconds behind the winning pace.
Tayla Greene also took home a national title for the Ravens. Greene won the women's discus with a throw of 52.47 meters (172'-2"). The winning throw by Greene set by a new school record by nearly ten feet.
Johnnie Jackson finished second in the men's hammer and teammate Angelo Goss was second in the men's 110 meter hurdles.
The women's team had three third place finishes at the national meet. Kallie Buck was third in the hammer, Racquel Williams placed third in the shot put and the 4 x 100 meter relay team finished third. Buck set a new school record in the hammer, Shaniqua Knowles set a new school record in the triple jump and vallerie Norgaisse set a new school mark in the 400 meter hurdles.
Complete Red Raven Outdoor National Results
Tayla Greene, 1st in discus, 52.47 meters (172'-2"), national champion, 1st Team NJCAA All-American, school record.
Kallie Buck, 3rd in hammer, 51.66 meters (169'-6"), Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American, school record.
Racquel Williams, 3rd in shot put, 14.41 meters (47'-3.5"), Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American.
4 x 100 meter relay team of Kim Mitchell, Precious Hitchcock, Azarya Evans-Jenkins and Jammeria Higdon, 3rd, 46.24 seconds, Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American.
Racquel Williams, 4th in discus, 44.01 meters (144'-5"), Coaches Association All-American.
Shaniqua Knowles, 5th in triple jump, 11.68 meters (38'-4"), Coaches Association All-American, school record.
Racquel Williams, 8th in hammer, 44.34 meters (145'-6"), Coaches Association All-American.
Alexandria Marshall-Paul, 8th in javelin, 37.68 meters (123'-7"), Coaches Association All-American.
4 x 400 meter relay team of Vallerie Norgaisse, Stephanie Aidoo, Thronda Craig and Azarya Evans-Jenkins, 9th, 3:52.18.
Stephanie Aidoo, 10th in 400 meter dash, 55.91 seconds.
Vallerie Norgaisse, 11th in 400 meter hurdles, 1:03.26, school record.
Precious Hitchcock, 11th in 100 meter dash, 11.89 seconds.
Kallie Buck, 12th in shot put, 12.17 meters (39'-11.25").
Jammeria Higdon, 13th in 100 meter dash, 12.07 seconds.
DaNay Rowland, 13th in shot put, 12.12 meters (39'-9.25").
Deara Thomas, 13th in 100 meter hurdles, 14.74 seconds.
Raven Cameron, 17th in hammer, 39.31 meters (129').
Precious Hitchcock, 19th in 200 meter dash, 25.17 seconds.
Bernicia Holifield, tied for 19th in discus, no mark.
Kim Mitchell, 20th in 100 meter dash, 12.16 seconds.
Kim Mitchell, 22nd in 200 meter dash, 25.97 seconds.
Andre De Grasse, 1st in 200 meter dash, 20.38 seconds, national champion, 1st Team NJCAA All-American.
Johnnie Jackson, 2nd in the hammer, 56.89 meters (186'-8"), 2nd Team NJCAA All-American.
Angelo Goss, 2nd is 110 meter hurdles, 13.89 seconds, 2nd Team NJCAA All-American.
Andre De Grasse, 2nd in 100 meter dash, 10.15 seconds, 2nd Team NJCAA All-American.
Tristan Whitehall, 6th in discus, 49.24 meters (161'-6"), Coaches Association All-American.
Charvin Graham, 7th in discus, 48.67 meters (159'-8"), Coaches Association All-American.
Charvin Graham, 7th in hammer, 51.32 meters (168'-4"), Coaches Association All-American.
Jahleel Lilly, 7th in triple jump, 15.14 meters (49'-8.25"), Coaches Association All-American.
LJ wallace, 9th in high jump, 2.03 meters (6'-8").
4 x 800 meter relay team of Ben Grant, Allen Seraphin, Kacey Elias and Termaine Harvey, 9th, 7:55.86.
4 x 100 meter relay team of Bryan Addo, Andre DeGrasse, Devon Rittinger and Kyle Bennett, 9th, DQ in finals, 40.09 seconds in prelims.
Jahleel Lilly, 12th in long jump, 7.01 meters (23').
Alex Garza, 14th in hammer, 43.43 meters (142'-6").
Trenton Thomas, 15th in javelin, 49.43 meters (162'-6").
Johnny Hilario, 16th in 10,000 meter run, 34:51.17.
Johnnie Jackson, 19th in discus, 38.31 meters (125'-8").
Tyler Hayle, 23rd in 200 meter dash, 21.94 seconds.
Women's Team Results (Top 10)
1. South Plains, 162 points
2. Iowa Central, 119
3. Central Arizona, 86
4. New Mexico JC, 55
5. Barton, 51
6. Western Texas, 43
7. Coffeyville, 39
8. Essex County, 34
9. Iowa Western, 30
10. Mesa, 27
Men's Team Results (Top 10)
1. South Plains, 148 points
2. Iowa Central, 134.50
3. Central Arizona, 85
4. Iowa Western, 60.50
5. Coffeyville, 51
6. Cloud County, 50
7. Monroe College, 34
8. Vincennes, 32
9. Western Texas, 27
9. Mesa, 27
Coffeyville Red Ravens @ NJCAA National Outdoor Championships
Each day's competition begins at 5 p.m. CDT (Coffeyville local time), or 3 p.m. PDT (Mesa, Arizona time).
The Coffeyville Red Ravens track team will be traveling to Mesa, Arizona, this week to compete in the 2014 NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The meet starts on Thursday afternoon and will conclude late Saturday evening. Several methods have been established to follow the action at this year's national meet.
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