#2 Ranked T-Birds Make Big Improvements at Texas Tech

#2 Ranked T-Birds Make Big Improvements at Texas Tech


New National Qualifying Marks: 8


Improved Qualifying Marks: 8


Event Winners: 2 (Esther Gitahi- Mile and Teresha Jacobs 3000M)


Notes: The #2 ranked T-Birds made great improvements at the Red and Black Open hosted by Texas Tech. 


The team managed to post 8 new performances that met the NJCAA Qualifying standard. In addition, 8 of the marks from last we were improved at this meet. Leading the way in new marks were the 400M group. All three young ladies that ran in the event qualified for nationals. Also preforming well were the event winners. Esther's winning time in the mile was an improved qualifier and Teresha's winning time in the 3000M was a new national qualifier. 




Up Next: February 2nd and 3rd – Texas Tech Open




60M                 Trishawna Crawford               7.64                  Improved National Qualifier


                        Octavia Cato                           7.65                  National Qualifier


                        Shian Hyde                               7.87                 


                        Makayla Baker                         8.29


200M               Shian Hyde                              24.90                Improved National Qualifier


                        Britney Hew                            25.10                National Qualifier


400M               D'Jai Baker                             55.19                National Qualifier


                        Erin Sermons                          57.04                National Qualifier


                        Raheema Westfall                   58.67                National Qualifier                     


Mile                 Esther Gitahi                           4:56.13             Improved National Qualifier


                        Sharon Jerono                         5:28.20             National Qualifier         


3000M             Teresha Jacobs                        10:38.61           National Qualifier


                        Cynthia Kipserem                     11:10.47


60M Hurdles     Abbigale Butler                         11.11


4 x 400M                                                          3:49.36             Improved National Qualifier




High Jump        Akor Maywin                           5'3"


Long Jump       Kristal Liburd                         18'11 ¼"          Improved National Qualifier


                        Brianna Simpson                       15'4 ¼'


                        Abbigale Butler                         13'6"                                                   


Triple Jump      Cathilee Mullings                    39'8"                Improved National Qualifier


Pole Vault        Priscille Guerin                       10'8"                Improved National Qualifier


Shot Put            Bristol O'Connor                     42'6 ¼"            Improved National Qualifier


Weight Throw   Bristol O'Connor                     47'3 ½'            National Qualifier         






Individual NJCAA National Rankings


As of January 27th 




60M                 Trishawna Crawford                           8th                    7.66


60M                 Octavia Cato                                       9th                    7.67


200M               Shian Hyde                                          8th                    24.97


200M               Raheema Westfall                               12th                  25.16


200M               Britney Hew                                        13th                  25.17


400M               D'Jai Baker                                         2nd                    55.30


400M               Erin Sermons                                      8th                    57.15


400M               Raheema Westfall                               16th                  58.78


600M               Erin Sermons                                      5th                    1:37.60


600M               D'Jai Baker                                         6th                    1:37.94


800M               Esther Gitahi                                       3rd                    2:16.85


800M               Teresha Jacobs                                    8th                    2:22.52


800M               Sharon Jerono                                     9th                    2:22.76


Mile                 Esther Gitahi                                       2nd                    4:52.68


Mile                 Teresha Jacobs                                    5th                    5:14.56


Mile                 Sharon Jerono                                     14th                  5:24.38


3000M             Teresha Jacobs                                    3rd                    10:30.91


4 x 400M          Hew, Baker, Westfall, Sermons           2nd                    3:49.80


Pole Vault        Priscille Guerin                                   4th                    10'8" (3.25m)


Long Jump      Kristal Liburd                                     4th                    18'11 ¼' (5.77m)


Triple Jump     Cathilee Mullings                                3rd                    39'8" (12.09m)


Triple Jump     Kristal Liburd                                     7th                    37'6 ½" (11.44m)


Triple Jump     Akor Maywin                                      9th                    37'1" (11.30m)


Shot Put           Bristol O'Connor                                 9th                    42'6 ¼" (12.96m)


Weight Throw Bristol O'Connor                                 9th                    47'3 ½" (14.41m)