UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Nickheila John turned in her top time in the 400 meters this season, and Brianna Hayes tied her season-best in the high jump for the NSU women’s track and field team over the weekend at the Penn State National.
John placed fifth in the 400 meters in a time of 56.41 seconds, her best time this indoor season by more than 1.5 seconds. The 56.41 is also the third-fastest time among MEAC women’s track athletes this season.
Hayes cleared 5 feet, 6 inches to tie for 12th in a deep field of high jumpers on Saturday. She also cleared 5-6 at the Hampton Relays in mid-January.
The NSU 4×400 relay team capped the meet by posting its best time of the year to date. The group of Crystal Green, Chazmin Fullwood, Janay Fields and Jermyriah Jones placed fourth in their event in a time of 3:51.85.
The Spartans have their final tuneup before the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championship this weekend, when they compete at the Vince Brown Invitational at CNU.