Six members of the Prairie View A&M University women’s and men’s track and field teams qualified for the 2019 West NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Regionals in Sacramento, Calif., taking place through Saturday, May 25. 

“I am very proud of these young ladies and gentlemen,” head PVAMU women’s head coach Angela Williams said. “Each year we have had athletes from our teams to participate at the West Regionals and we are appreciative to have an opportunity to showcase members of the Prairie View A&M women’s and men’s track teams.”

On the women’s side in the high jump, senior Nekiesha Bailey and sophomore Ja’Sha Sloan  qualified to compete.  Sophomore Alicia Carter also secured a spot at regionals in the 400-m dash.  

Carter posted a career-best time of 54.13 at the SWAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships taking home the gold medal in the women’s 400-meters.  

Bailey qualified for the women’s high jump with a season-best jump of a 1.77m (5’9.75″) at the 2019.   Sloan followed with a second-place finish jump of 1.74m (5′ 8.5″). 

On the men’s side, senior Samuel Omoera qualified for the 200-m as well as the 100m dash, while fellow teammate’s juniors Deante Crittenden and Sunne Rodriguez-Weems qualified in their respective events.  

Omoera posted a time of 21.07 in the 200m at the 2019 SWAC track championship, where he earned a silver medal. He also posted a career best during the SWAC championships in the 100m dash with a time of 10.47. 

Crittenden qualified for the men’s high jump with a 2.10m jump (6’10.75″). Rodriguez-Weems secured his spot in the Men’s Pole Vault with a first-place finish, jumping a height of 5.11m (16′ 9.25″).