MC track and field lands five on All-American teams

Mississippi College mens track and field


By Datti Jinkiri

Mississippi College recently completed an impressive outdoor track and field season at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Allendale, Michigan. All five Choctaw student-athletes participating at the event gained All-American status.


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Athletes finishing first through eighth in their respective events were named U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) First Team All-Americans. Those that finished ninth through twelfth individually (or ninth through tenth in a relay) were named USTFCCCA Second Team All-Americans.



Daviciea McCartney and the men’s 4×400 meter relay team of Fabio Palmieri, Rakeem Wilson, Will Grames, and McCartney earned First Team All-American honors. Tytavia Hardy was named Second Team All-American.

McCartney finished in fifth place in the men’s 400 meter hurdles. The Garland, Texas, native ran a time of 51.96 seconds, the best time of his career. 


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The men’s 4×400 meter relay team of McCartney, Palmieri, Wilson and Grames ran a time of 3:11.77 to finish in eighth place in the event. The time was the group’s best time of the season. 

Hardy finished 11th in the triple jump with a mark of 40 feet, 3.25 inches. Her placement provided her with her second All-American selection in the triple jump this season. She was named All-American after a third-place finish in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships earlier this year.


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