Kurt Powdar (Chesapeake, Virginia) of the Hinds Community College track and field team was tabbed the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Indoor Track and Field (ITF) National Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Jaguar Invitational 2020 last week.
Powdar won the Men’s Finals in 60 Meter Hurdles with a time of 7.84. However, his time of 7.76, which he ran in the prelim race, earned him the top spot in the NJCAA and makes him the No. 5 hurdler in NJCAA history. Powdar’s 7.76 is also the fastest time in the men’s 60 meter hurdles since 2015.
Former Hinds track star, Kedrick Gibbons (Natchez), currently holds the NJCAA record for the men’s 60 meter hurdles with a time of 7.60. Gibbons attended Hinds from 2005-2006.