NCCAA National Champs!

Carlock and Aragon repeat victories in shot put

After a successful year of hard work and dedication the men and women’s track team fared well over the weekend at the NCCAA National Meet in Joliet, Illinois. Nineteen colleges and universities were represented at the meet and in eight different events, York College athletes placed in the top ten.

Shaylee Carlock, a junior from Turney, Mo., and Andrew Aragon, a redshirt sophomore from Delta, Colo., each returned to campus once again as National Champions in the shot put. In February of this year, both Aragon and Carlock brought home the indoor shot put national championship trophies and were ranked #1 in the NCCAA outdoor competition.

Aragon recorded his personal best at the meet with a throw of 57’4 ¼” and won the event by four inches. Carlock’s throw of 46’9” bested the competition by five feet and set a new NCCAA record. Both athletes are roughly 3 inches behind the number 1 seed at the NAIA level, with that competition set for the end of May.

Results for the other York athletes are as follows:

Marybeth Ester: 7th in the 200 meters
Patricia Robinson: 7th in the women's Shot Put
Kayla Struck: 7th in the Javelin
Jade Hodge: 8th in the Triple Jump
Andrew Aragon: 8th in the Discus
Caleb Smith: 10th in the Discus, 11th in the Shot Put
Sierra Trower: 12th in the Discus
Kawika Pedrina: 13th in the 100m, 15th in the 200m
Karissa Austin: 14th in the Steeplechase
Aaron Beadle: 14th in the Shot Put
Kameryn Brewster: 17th in the 1500m
Sam Mwago: 22nd in the 200m
Ebony Carther: did not compete
Marisa Maher: did not compete

Head coach Justin Carver commented how the track and field program has been very blessed this year, noting the success of the indoor season and the recent conference championship. He added, “I couldn’t be more proud of not only how the athletes performed but how they carry themselves on a daily basis.”

The NAIA Championships will be held May 24-26 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.

Good luck to Shaylee, Andrew, and Coach Carver as you represent York College on the big stage!

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