T-Birds Smash School Record in the Distance Medley Relay

T-Birds Smash School Record in the Distance Medley Relay



New National Qualifying Marks: 7


Improved Qualifying Marks: 8


School Records: 1 (Distance Medley Relay)


Event Winners: 2 (Distance Medley Relay and Cynthia Kipserem- 5000M)


Notes: The #3 Ranked T-Birds competed at the Texas Tech Open. The team again saw great improvements as the posted 8 improved national qualifying marks. Making some of the biggest jumps were Freshman Octavia Cato and Kristal Liburd. Cato improved in the 60M Dash running a very fast time of 7.54 (this time currently sets her #3 in the NJCAA). Liburd did not have as big of an improvement, but she improved in two events (Long Jump and Triple Jump).


Leading the way on new national marks was the Distance Medley Relay. The relay team of Teresha Jacobs, D'Jai Baker, Erin Sermons and Esther Gitahi ran away from the field and not only qualified for nationals, but also set a new NMJC school record. Their time of 11:49.48 was just 3 seconds off of the All- Time NJCAA record and leaves the T-Birds with the second best time ever in the NJCAA and become only the 3rd school to ever have a team break 12 minutes.   


Up Next: February 9th and 10th – UNM Don Kirby Elite




60M                 Octavia Cato                           7.54                  Improved National Qualifier


Trishawna Crawford               7.63                  Improved National Qualifier


Raheema Westfall                   7.69                  National Qualifier


Britney Hew                            7.83                  National Qualifier                     


                        Makayla Baker                         8.29


200M               D'Jai Baker                             24.23                National Qualifier


                        Raheema Westfall                   24.74                Improved National Qualifier


Shian Hyde                              24.89                Improved National Qualifier


                        Britney Hew                             25.20


                        Trishawna Crawford               25.42                National Qualifier                     


400M               Erin Sermons                            57.35               


800M               Esther Gitahi                             2:17.47


                        Teresha Jacobs                        2:19.59             Improved National Qualifier                  


Mile                 Cynthia Kipserem                     5:38.43


5000M             Cynthia Kipserem                   19:11.55           National Qualifier


DMR               Jacobs, Baker, Sermons, Gitahi 11:49.48         National Qualifier/ School Record




High Jump        Akor Maywin                          5'3 ¾"              National Qualifier


Long Jump       Kristal Liburd                         19'2 ¾"            Improved National Qualifier


                        Cathilee Mullings                      16'3 ¼"                                                           


Triple Jump      Kristal Liburd                         39'7"                Improved National Qualifier


Cathilee Mullings                      38'7 ½"


Akor Maywin                          37'8"                Improved National Qualifier      


Pole Vault        Priscille Guerin                         10' ½"             


Shot Put            Bristol O'Connor                      40'1 ¼"           


Weight Throw   Bristol O'Connor                      46'4"