NCAA Indoors: Athletes reach new milestones

As of Monday, December 12, 2022


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#BAHAMIANS continue to reach new milestones early in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field season.

#Collinique Farrington had a stellar season opener for the Southwest Baptist University Bearcats in Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference over the weekend.

#The sophomore sprinter took first place in both the 400m and 200m at the Cream and Gold Invitational in Pittsburg, Kansas. In the 400m, she hit a national qualifying mark and had a new meet record with a time of 54.90 seconds. Farrington also hit a national qualifying mark in the 200m with a time of 24.46.

#Northern Colorado teammates Wendira Moss and Craiesha Johnson competed at the University of Purdue’s Edmonds-Wilt Invitational.

#Moss placed second in the 300m in 39.87 and 15th in the 60m in 7.99 while Johnson was second in the 200m in 25.64 and 10th in the 60m in 7.83. The duo teamed with Ruby Ann Gregory and Regina Mpigachal to finish first overall in the 4x400m in 3:55.57.

#Several student athletes also received conference wide recognition for their performances the previous week.

#Liberty Flames sprinter Indea Cartwright was named the ASun Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.

#Cartwright got her first season with the programme off to an impressive start at the Liberty kickoff in Lynchburg, Virginia.

#In the 60m hurdles, Cartwright posted a dominating victory in 8.23.

#That time ranks No. 2 nationally this season.

#Cartwright improved her own school record from earlier that day (8.40 in the prelims) and took down the ASUN all-time record of 8.27.

#In Division I’s Atlantic Coast Conference, Wanya McCoy of the Clemson Tigers was named one of the ACC Performers of the Week at last week’s season opener.

#McCoy broke a school and facility record in the 300m with his time of 32.53, the third-best in NCAA history.

#He also took first place in the 60m at the event after posting a qualifying time of 6.69, which currently ranks fourth nationally.

#Minnesota State junior sprinter Denisha Cartwright was named the USTFCCCA Women’s Track and field Athlete of the Week for her efforts last weekend at the Chuck Petersen Open.

#She set provisional qualifying times in the 60m hurdles (8.18), the 60m dash (7.31), and the 200m dash (24.21).

#Her time of 8.18 in the 60m hurdles is the fifth fastest time in Division II history and her time of 7.31 in the 60m dash is the sixth fastest.

#It was the second time Cartwright has been named the USTFCCCA Division II Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week (February 9, 2021).

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