LU field & track athletes head to nationals

(stock photo by Jordan Parker/Clarion News)

By Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Nineteen members of Lincoln’s women’s and men’s track & field programs qualified to compete at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships, which will be held from Thursday (May 25) through Saturday (May 27) in Pueblo, Colo. Lincoln’s programs combined to qualify 13 individual entries and four relay entries to the national title meet.

Eleven members of the LU women’s team are headed to nationals, including Maria Diamond, Shenese Walker and Jovanna Gustave, each of whom will compete in multiple events. Diamond will represent LU in the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay, while Walker and Gustave will both race in the 100m and the 4x100m relay. Completing LU’s entries in the 4x100m relay are Hughasia Fyffe and Monae Carey.

Shantae George, Denita Jackson and Chrissani May round out the competitors on LU’s 4x400m relay squad, while Sophia Myers and Shanette Allison will both compete in the 100m hurdles. Annalisa Barclay will represent the Blue Tiger women in the triple jump.

Shanthamoi Brown, left, and Sophia Myers are two of 19 Blue Tigers selected to attend the 2023 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships being held May 25-27 in Pueblo, Colo. (Photo by Jordan Parker/Clarion News)

Eight members of the LU men’s team qualified for nationals, including Troy Whyte, who will represent Lincoln in four events. Whyte will race in both the 110m hurdles and the 400m hurdles, and he is also a member of both the 4x100m and the 4x400m relay teams. Reuben Nichols, meanwhile, will compete in three events: the 200m, the 400m and the 4x400m relay.

Shanthamoi Brown qualified to race in both the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay, and Dimitri Beckford, Jamar Treasure and Shemar Fletcher will both run in the 4x100m relay. Kewani Campbell was selected to compete in both the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay, and Rashane Bartlett will compete in the 110m hurdles.

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