Women's Track and Field Competes at NJCAA Outdoor Nationals

Megan Hudson (left) comes out strong in the 100m hurdles at the NJCAA National Outdoor Championships.
Megan Hudson (left) comes out strong in the 100m hurdles at the NJCAA National Outdoor Championships.

EL DORADO, KS–The Hawkeye Community College Track and Field teams headed South for the NJCAA National Outdoor Championships hosted by Butler Community College. The women's team would compete in the hammer, 100m hurdles, and steeplechase at the national meet.

Megan Hudson would headline the trip for the women, placing ninth in the 100m hurdles prelims and missing the finals by a tenth of a second (14.99). In the throwing events it would be Haile Cook taking 15th place with a hammer toss of 41 meters (134-06). Rounding out the women's performances would be Joanna Topham in the steeple chase running a time of 12:48.03, to take 18th place in the nation with only her second attempt at running the event.

With the inaugural season in the books, the RedTail track and field teams have laid a strong foundation to build the programs into the future. The 2017-2018 season saw excellent performances from all athletes, even breaking into the national rankings a few times throughout the year. With an excellent foundation, and another outstanding recruiting class, the RedTails are poised for a phenomenal 2018-2019 season!