COLUMBIA, Md. – For the first time since 1998, Kingsborough (NY) has claimed an NJCAA Championship following an impressive sweep of the men's and women's competition at the 2017 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Wave claimed the top spot in the women's standings with 138 points to outlast Harper (IL) who finished with 127. Suffolk (NY) finished third with 74 points.
The two team national titles won by Kingsborough at the event are just the second and third in school history - and the first since the college's DIII men's tennis championship in 1998.
- Tatyana Mills powered Kingborough's quest toward the women's crown, winning the 100m (12.19), 200m (24.18) and 400m (59.70) in addition to finishing second in the long jump (5.28m).
- Shantal Rouse, Thea General, Tanisha Witter and Mills set a new championship record in the 4x100 relay with a time of 48.66.
- Mills, Rouse, General and Ajani Bethea-Nurse also set a championshp record in the 4x400 relay, finishing with a time of 3:59.65.
- Kingsborough's Keziann Jones dominated the throwing events, winning individual titles in the shot put (12.45m), hammer throw (42.75m) and javelin (35.09m).
- Other notable performances for Kingsborough: Rouse - 2nd in 200m (25:38), 3rd in 100m (12.32); General - 2nd place in 400m (1:00.54); General, Witter, Bethea-Nurse, Mills - 2nd place in 4x800m (10:17.66)
- Andriana Higgins of Roxbury (MA) set a new meet record in the 100 hurdles, clocking in at 14.53. She also finished first in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:07.65.