Outdoor Track and Field Has Strong Showing at NJCAAs

Outdoor Track and Field Has Strong Showing at NJCAAs

Hutchinson, KS---The ASA College men's and women's outdoor track and field squads had another solid showing at the NJCAA National Championships to end the 2015 season.  In only their third trip to the event, the Avengers managed to multiple top-three finishers in their respective events and another group of student-athletes would return from Hutch as NJCAA Division I All-Americans.  

Freshman, Shanika Dessein, led the way for ASA with a second-place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:09.63 in a pool of 20 runners including the preliminaries.

Sophomore Alita Moore was a bronze medal winner in the 400m dash with a time of 54.73.  She finished second in the preliminaries with a time of 54.41.  

Freshman jumper, Breahisha Morton, would take home the bronze medal in the High jump and finished 8th nationally in the Triple Jump with a height of 1.66m and distance of 11.41m respectively. 

On the men's side, sophomore, Emmanuel Mosley, finished fifth in the finals of the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.89.  In addition, the men's 4x400m relay team consisting of Christian Patterson, Emmanuel Mosley, LeaQuan James, and Tevin McMeo placed sixth in the finals with a time of 3:14.48.  

Every student-athlete mentioned would be named National Junior College Athletic Association All-Americans.  ASA Assistant Coach, Walt Smith, would also receive individual accolades being named the Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.  

Head Coach, Dwight Brandon, was satisfied with the showing, explaining, "I am very happy for everyone who not only had top performances at Nationals but also for those who qualified in their respective events.  It was a great way to close another successful season."