New National Qualifying Marks: 2
Improved Qualifying Marks: 9
Event Winners: 1 (Esther Gitahi- 3000M)
Notes: The #2 Ranked T-Birds competed in Albuquerque against some of the best in the country at the Don Kirby Elite. The team again saw great improvements. The two biggest areas were in the 200M and the mile run. Shian Hyde led the 200M runners with an improved qualifying time of 24.48. Not far behind was teammate Raheema Westfall in an improved qualifying time of 24.49. Also improving was Britney Hew (24.98). In the mile run, both Esther Gitahi (4:49.66) and Sharon Jerono (5:22.88) made big improvements in there qualifying times.
Leading the way on new national marks was Esther Gitahi. Gitahi won the 3000M run in an outstanding time of 9:39.99. "Esther dominated the race leading from the gun" commented Assistant Coach Jeff Becker. "Her time altitude adjusts to an NJCAA leading time" added Becker. The other new qualifying mark came in the 200M. Octavia Cato ran a qualifying time of 25.30.
Up Next: February 16th – Texas Tech Matador Qualifier
60M Trishawna Crawford 7.64
Octavia Cato 7.72
Shian Hyde 7.72 Improved National Qualifier
Raheema Westfall 7.74
Britney Hew 7.83
Makayla Baker 8.24
200M Shian Hyde 24.48 Improved National Qualifier
Raheema Westfall 24.49 Improved National Qualifier
Britney Hew 24.98 Improved National Qualifier
Octavia Cato 25.30 National Qualifier
400M D'Jai Baker 55.05 Improved National Qualifier
600M Erin Sermons 1:37.08 Improved National Qualifier
Mile Esther Gitahi 4:49.66 Improved National Qualifier
Sharon Jerono 5:22.88 Improved National Qualifier
3000M Esther Gitahi 9:39.99 National Qualifier
60 M Hurdles Abbigale Butler 9.92
Long Jump Kristal Liburd 19' ½"
Triple Jump Kristal Liburd 39'7 ¾" Improved National Qualifier
Cathilee Mullings 39'1 ¼"
Shot Put Bristol O'Connor 41'8"