T-Birds Compete Well Against some of the Best in the Country

T-Birds Compete Well Against some of the Best in the Country


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"