CCCC women place in top ten

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Cloud County Community College women’s track and field team recorded a top 10 finish in the NJCAA Championships at Texas Tech University.
Scoring 24 points, the Thunderbirds placed ninth as a team in the meet.
South Plains College easily won the team title with 203 points. Butler County Community College finished second with 62 points and Hinds (Miss.) Community College was third with 34 points.
The Cloud County men placed 15th as a team with 16 points.
South Plains ran away with the title with 177 points. Coffeyville Community College was second with 55 and Hinds was third with 34.
Cloud County’s Tameca Wallace established a new school record ot 39-6, and placed second in the triple jump. She earned NJCAA All-America honors.
Chioma Agwunobi placed third in the triple jump for the T-Birds with a leap of 39-3.
Kierra White, South Plains, went 39-8 3/4 to win the event.
Agwunobi also finished third in the long jump with a best of 18-7.
Wallace went 17-9 to place eighth in the long jump.
Kenyattia Hackworth, Hinds, had a lap of 19-10 1/4 to place first.
Cloud County’s 4x400 relay team of Wallace, Agwunobi, Brenda Barnett and Kendra Zabokrtsky finished sixth in 3:58.70.
South Plains won the race with a time of 3:44.45.
The Cloud County men had George Gathuru place in two events in the meet.
Gathuru ran 15:02.65 to finish second in the 5,000-meter run, and earn All-America honors.
Tahir Chakisso, Iowa Central Community College, won the race in 14:57.04.
Gathuru placed seventh in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:50.18.
Robert Allen, Rhode Island Community College, ran 8:32.75 to place first.
Cloud County’s Shilo Goracke, a freshman from Hope, established a new school record and placed sixth in the 600-meter run in 1:20.86.
Vernon Norwood, South Plains, was first in 1:17.04. That established a new meet record.
Goracke, Denray Ottey, Denroy Ottey and Josh Charles teamed up to place sixth in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:14.43. That is the best time in school history.
South Plains won the race, and set a new meet record, with a 3:06.68 clocking.


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