Postenea Louisjeune set a new Allen County Community College indoor women’s track record last weekend. The ACCC track teams were at the Iowa State Cyclone Invitational in Ames, Iowa.
Louisjeune, who is currently ranked ninth in the nation in the NJCAA, won the women’s long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 11 inches. That was new ACCC indoor record plus she has already qualified for the national NJCAA championships.
ACCC teammates Rackell Goldson and Akilah Threadgill were was third and eighth, respecitvely at 16’103⁄4” and14’5”. Goldson placed third in the triple jump at 31’91⁄2” and Threadgill was fifth at 29’61⁄4”
Louisejune was second in the women’s high jump, clearing the bar at 5’5”.
In the men’s long jump, Allen County’s Marwin Simmons was fourth with a distance of 22’61⁄2” while Jarrett Criddle took seventh at 21’4”. Criddle claimed second in the triple jump with a leap of 43’ 103⁄4”.
On the track at Iowa State, a Red Devil men’s trio qualified for the national meet in March in the 200-meter dash. Kyron Stewart was second in 21.94 seconds with teammates DeAndre Simmons, 22.13, and Trent Huling, 22.14, in fifth and sixth place.
Bryant Terry posted a national quailifying time of 49.87 seconds for fifth in the 400-meter dash. John Thurston, 50.56, Abraham Walker, 51.06, and D. Simmons, went ninth, 14th and 15th in the race.
The Red Devil men’s A-team of Terry, Walker, Thurston and Huling finished fourth in the 4×400-meter relay race. The team’s time of 3 minutes, 19.25 seconds qualified it for nationals. The B-team of M. Simmons, Isiah Young, Kyrese Banks and Stewart finished eighth in 3:22.94.
Amanda Smith hit the national qualifying mark with her time of 25.97 seconds for eighth in the women’s 200-meter dash. Angelica Larrier was 11th in 26.39 and Goldson placed 19th in 28.35.
Larrier turned in a fourth-place finish, 7.80 seconds, in the 60-meter dash. Smith was fourth in the 400-meter dash in 59.72 seconds. Larrier, Goldson, Threadgill and Smith combined for ninth place in the 4×400-meter relay race in 4:14.59.
Justin Boyd lowered his personal-best time to 8.67 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles for sixth place. Young and Stewart were third and fourth, respectively, in the 60-meter dash at 6.80 seconds and 6.94 seconds.
Competing in the men’s shot put, Allen County’s William Brown and DeAndre Speed took 17th and 18th. Brown’s throw went 34’101⁄2” and Speed had a best throw of 32’53⁄4”.
Competing unattached, Selwyn Tatum was eighth in the men’s 200-meter dash in 22.30 seconds. He ran 7.27 seconds in his preliminary 60-meter dash race.
This weekend the Red Devil athletes are at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
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