TRACK AND FIELD: Colonels excel in long jump in Louisiana Classic

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LAFAYETTE, La. – The Nicholls State University women’s track and field team made its outdoor debut in the Louisiana Classic, and Ky Thomas and Sakinah Abdul-Aziz took first and second, respectively, in the long jump to highlight the weekend.

Thomas won the long jump after clearing a distance of 18-07.75, which came on her first attempt of the competition. Thomas’ distance was just short of her personal best of 18-09.25, set in 2015. Abdul-Aziz earned second place after posting an 18-03.75, which also came on her first jump of the day.

In the triple jump, Ashley Wheeler took third place with a 39-10.00. LSU’s Nataliyah Friar received first place in the triple with a distance of 42-00.75.

In the track events, the Colonels earned three top 10 finishes in the 200 and 1500 meter. Elexus Allen led seven Colonels in the 200 with a 25.30 and Courtney Crawford finished next with a 25.38. In the 1500, Hannah Naquin ran a 5:08.37 to earn eighth place.

For a complete list of the results for the classic, please click here.

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Jamie Bustos

Jamie Bustos

Director of Media Relations, Nicholls Athletics

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