Track team sets blistering pace


Grambling State University’s track and field program was on the road for their last three meets and they were successful, as usual.

First they traveled to Lake Charles for the McNeese Relays on March 9. 

They competed fairly well, placed first place in every event except the men’s 4×100 meter relay.

The most intense and more epic event took place at Texas Southern Relays in Houston. 

The men’s track and field team were tremendous.

The men’s track team ended up surpassing records and setting their own unprecedented national recorded times for the season. 

The Tiger’s sprint medley relay team, who finished first consisted of Akeem Williams, Jarreau Brown, Jarnael Mctear and Stephone Leaks. They finished with a time of 3 minutes, 23.74 seconds. 

The Tigers’ greatest accomplishment came in the men’s 4×200 relay. The team led by Kameron Cowan, Akeem Williams, Jamel Mctear and Jarreau Brown set another national record for the best time,  which was 1:23.26.

“It feels pretty good to put our school (Grambling) back in the spotlight because our school has been struggling in the sports category,” said Williams.

Following the two national records, the Tigers also had a finished first in the 4×800 relay and Jameal won first place in the men’s 200-meter dash. 

Tieshia Alexander, Brittany Lapoole, Morgan Simon and Jabrina Hopkins made up the women’s sprint medley team. They finished the race in fourth place. 

Although the meets have had more competitive, the track team have show consistency and finished with great times. 

Despite the growing competition and difficult opponents in last few relay events. The Grambling State Tigers are still emerging victorious as they have reached the halfway point of the season.  More recently the track and field team face more challenging obstacles ahead as they compete in the SWAC Championship, which takes place in New Orleans. 

There are good expectations coming from the team that they will do well in this event. As the season advances there will be three more important and key track meets, as they compete in the Samford Invitational NCAA East Regional, and NCAA Championship to close out the season.