From School Reports
Birmingham, AL - MCC returned to the track Sunday at the
Birmingham Crossplex for the South Alabama Jaguar Invitational.
MCC's men's squad posted a second place finish in the meet.
One that featured over ten NCAA teams.
"Today was a good day for us as a team," said Head
Coach Chip Gayden. "I think we came out and really showed a lot of
improvement and that is nice to see, headed in to the championship portion of
The men were led by their performance in the 200 meters. MCC
was able to post a two, four, six performance in the event. Kendrick Smith
posted a second place time of 21.42 while Devarius Turner ran 21.52 and
Terrance Johnson finished 6th in 21.84. All three men qualified for the NJCAA
Championships next month.
MCC didn't disappoint in the 60 meters either with a two,
four finish from Chris Lewis and Cravorkian Carson. Lewis posted a time of 6.73
and Carson posted a 6.78.
In the 400 meters MCC went two, three, four in the event.
Dontarian Evans qualified for the NJCAA Championships with a time of 48.60.
Bryson Penton finished third in 49.58 and Marquis Adams finished 4th in 49.91.
In the distance events, MCC saw huge success in the 800
meters with Tim Hoodlebrink and Josh Austin both qualifying in 1:55.88 and
In the Mile and 5,000m, Rogelio Araiza saw a great deal of
success running 4:29.51 in the mile and then qualifying for the NJCAA National
Championship in the 5,000m with a time of 15:56.56.
Devontre Young finished first in the high jump with a height
of 2.06 meters (6'9). Young missed three attempts at 2.13 meters after already
solidifying the win.
On the women's side, the day was led by Ashley Henderson as she
posted a second place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 24.45.
Henderson also posted a third place finish in the 60 meters with a time of
Jocindra Glee posted a 22nd place finish in the 400m with a
time of 59.86.
Next up for MCC is the Samford Invitational next Friday and
Saturday at the Birmingham Crossplex.