Hinds Track and Field Shines at NJCAA Indoor Championships; Todd wins National Championship

 The Hinds Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their trend of excellence at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Indoor Championships this past weekend.

The men’s team finished 10th in the Nation while the women’s team finished 13th in the Nation.

Freshman high jumper Corvell Todd (Byhalia HS) won the National Championship in the Men’s High Jump with a mark of 2.15 meters (7 Feet).

Hinds also had two NJCAA All-Americans in Corvell Todd and Trishauna Hemmings (Hydel HS).

Khance Meyers (East Kentwood HS) and Diamante Griffin (Forest Hill HS) made the Men’s 200 Meter Dash Finals with Meyers placing third and Griffin placing fifth.

Al-Tariq Dunson (East Orange HS) made the Men’s 60 Meter Hurdles Finals and placed seventh.

Zac Goodman (Greenville HS), Kris Moore (Clinton HS), Derrick Price (George Washington Carver HS), and Corvell Todd competed for Hinds in the Men’s 4 x 400 Meter Relay Finals and placed sixth overall.

On the women’s side of things, Trishauna Hemmings made the Finals and placed second in the Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles.

Kimorla Mushette (Edwin Allen HS) made the Women’s 400 Meter Dash Finals and placed fourth.

Kimorla MushetteD’Ajah Miley (Clinton HS), Maresha Chandler (Amite County HS), and Jamaya Rand (Pearl HS) competed for Hinds in the Women’s 4 x 400 Meter Relay Finals and placed third.

15 members of Hinds Track and Field teams were also selected as U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Americans. Corvell ToddTrishauna Hemmings, and Kimorla Mushette all took home two USTFCCCA All-American awards while Khance MeyersDiamante GriffinAl-Tariq Dunson, Zac Goodman, Kris Moore, Derrick PriceD’Ajah MileyMaresha Chandler, and Jamaya Rand were also selected as USTFCCCA All-Americans.

“I thought overall we did a great job with a lot of people competing in the finals in their respective events. Todd did an outstanding job and brought home another National Championship back to Hinds. I thought the women did a really good job especially in the relay race. The men competed really hard as well. As always, there are things we need to improve on and get better at as we head into the outdoor season,” said head coach Reginald Todd.

Hinds Track and Field will begin their outdoor season Wednesday, March 27 when they host the Hinds Relays in Raymond.

Follow @HCCTrackField on twitter for updates throughout their outdoor season.

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