Track & Field prepares for nationals

Track & Field prepares for nationals

In spite of some uncooperative weather conditions, the Pratt Community College track and field team has had an outstanding year, with almost 20 athletes preparing for nationals.

"It hasn't been the easiest of season," said head coach Jamaal Barnes. "We have battled through some tough weather conditions and some injuries but we have been able to compete at a very high level."

Jevony Murray has been an anchor for the Beavers this year, qualifying in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay. According to coach Barnes, he is currently ranked 30th in all-divisions in the 200 meter.

National Qualifiers:

Jamhad Booth 100/200/4x100

Keshun Byrd TJ

Yves Cherubin 110mh

Priest Foust 100/200/4x100

Xavier Howard 400mh

William Jones LJ

Robert Maston 400/4x400

Sameer Mateen 400/4x400

Chase Murray 400mh/4x400

Jevony Murray 100/200/4x100

Kylan Wess 800/1500

Nikera Durr 800

Sylvia Freeman 200/4x100/4x400

Feja Hodges 400/4x400

Casly Israel 400mh/4x400

Shantierra Jackson 1500

Jakyevia Nickerson 4x100/4x400

Nikesha Pierre 100/200/4x100

Kadesha Prescott 100/200/4x100

The NJCAA Outdoor Nationals will be held on May 16 in Hobbs, New Mexico. Coach Barnes said he is looking for the team to be healthy and fresh to compete.