Hinds set to compete at 2019 NJCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships

The Hinds Community College Track and Field teams will compete in the 2019 NJCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships beginning this Thursday, May 15. The Championships will be held at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, New Mexico.

“Our goal is to survive the rounds of a three-day meet in the New Mexico heat. If we can just continue to do what we have been doing all year we will be fine,” said head coach Reginald Dillon.

Dillon is no stranger to the NJCAA Outdoor Championships. Since 2005, Dillon has developed and produced a total of 16 Outdoor National Champions.

This year the men’s Hinds Track and Field team enters the event ranked 12th in the nation according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Hinds women’s team currently sits at No. 17 in the nation according to the USTFCCCA. Additionally, Hinds has 16 individuals’/ relay teams ranked in the top 20 across numerous events.

On the women’s side, in the 400 Meter Dash, Kimorla Mushetteranks ninth, Maresha Chandler ranks 10th, and Jamaya Rand ranks 12th.

Trishauna Hemmings ranks fourth in the 100 Meter Hurdles, and sixth in the Long Jump. Aleekia Lewis comes in ranked 14th in the long jump.

The women’s 4×400 Meter Relay of Hinds currently ranks third.

As for the men’s events, Terrance LairdKhance Meyers, and Diamantae Griffin all rank in the top 20 in the 100 Meter Dash. Laird ranks sixth, Meyers ranks 11th, and Griffin ranks 15th.

Terrance Laird and Khance Meyers also rank in the top 10 in the 200 Meter Dash. Laird ranks fifth and Meyers sits at eighth.

Kristopher Moore ranks fifth in the 400 Meter Dash.

Corvell Todd ranks second in the High Jump.

The 4×100 Meter Relay team and the 4×400 Meter Relay team both currently rank fourth.

The Championships will begin tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. Fans can follow live results at the following link: https://www.nmjc.edu/athletic/track_2019/index.aspx#

Make sure to follow @HCCTrackField for updates throughout the Championships.

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