Monroe Mustangs Women’s Indoor Track and Field Challenges Top NCAA Talent at John Thomas Terrier Cla
BOSTON, Mass., January 25, 2020 – The Monroe College Mustangs women's indoor track and field team made the most of a big opportunity against top NCAA teams at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, hosted by Boston University, turning in a number of impressive efforts and earning more NJCAA Indoor Championship qualifying performances. Joanna Archer had a pair of high finishes at the two-day meet in Boston this weekend. She took seventh overall in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.94 seconds, and finished 16th out of 150 in the 800-meter run after clocking in at 2:11.85. Both times were good enough to qualify her for the NJCAA Indoor Championships in both events. Thobile and Thulisile Amon both joined Archer in the 800m. They finished back-to-back in the event with respective times of 2:15.91 and 2:16.13 to take 40th and 41st out of the field of 150. Both earned NJCAA Indoor Championship qualification in the event with their times. The Amon twins also both competed in the 1,000-meter run. Thobile Amon finished the race in 2:58.25 to earn NJCAA qualification, while Thulisile Amon finished in 2:59.10, but had already qualified in the event two weeks prior. Janielle Heath also competed with Archer in the 400m, finishing in 1:00.54. She ran in the 200-meter dash as well and clocked in at 26.55. Both were season-best times for Heath. Jada Blackheart made her collegiate 500-meter dash debut in Boston, finishing in 1:20.35 to narrowly miss qualifying by less than a second. Sharon Chumo turned in a pair of qualifying performances at the meet. She clocked in at 5:19.50 in the mile run to qualify for the NJCAA Championships in the event, and also ran 10:29.64 in the 3,000-meter run to meet the standard in that event as well. Phoebe Myers competed twice for this Mustangs this weekend. She ran in the 60-meter hurdles and finished the race with a personal-best time of 9.23 seconds in the event. Myers then competed in the high jump, jumping a height of 1.55 meters. The Mustangs get another big opportunity on Saturday, Feb. 1, when they compete in the Villanova University Wildcat Invitational at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. The meet is set to begin at 10 a.m.