Western Texas College Athletes Receive National Awards

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WTC Athletes Excel at National Championship competitions.

Western Texas College athletes from the Golf and Track & Field teams earned major awards this season.

WTC golfer Frederik Andersen was named to the Division I Ping All-America Team. Frederik is a First Team selection following an outstanding season. Andersen was also named to the Ping NJCAA Division I All-District Team for District II.

At the NJCAA Track & Field National Championships in Mesa, AZ the WTC Men's and Women's teams had strong performances. Janet Amponsah won 1st place in the 100 meters (11.36 seconds) and 1st place in the 200 meters (23.18 seconds).

Terriann Williams took 1st place in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 59.24. She also placed 4th in the 100 meter hurdles.

The WTC women's 4x400 relay team of Chartia Hurt, Marissa Gale, Terriann Williams and Janet Amponsah earned 2nd place. As a team, the WTC women placed 6th overall.

For the WTC Men, the men's 4x400 relay team of Daniel Gyasi, Jimmy Brooks, Aaron Lecesne and Rashard Clark) won 1st place.

Other point earners were: Blake Bartlett (6th Place - 100 meter dash and 8th place in 200 meter dash.)

Rashard Clark - 3rd Place - 400 meters.

Daniel Gasai - 7th Place - 400 meters.

Oraine Wint - 7th Place - 1500 meters.

Sydney Scruggs - 8th Place - 110 meter hurdles

The men's 4x100 relay of Sydney Scruggs, Blake Bartlett, Daniel Gyasi and Rashard Clark placed 6th. Overall, the WTC men's team tied for 9th place at the national meet.

Two athletes with ties to WTC Track and Field will represent their home countries at the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014. Blake Bartlett, a national qualifying sprinter, will represent the Bahamas in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

Omar Johnson, 2014 NJCAA indoor and outdoor 200 and 400 meter champion and MVP, will represent Jamaica in the 4x400 relay. The Bahamas will host the Inaugural IAAF World Relays at the 15,000 seat Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. This event will bring together some of the best athletes in the world and is expected to attract many of the top sprint and middle distance medalists from the 2012 Olympic Games as well as the 2013 IAAF World Championships.

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