The Howard Community College Track & Field program competed at the Green & White Invitational April 6 at York College, PA.

The Dragons had a strong showing with the men placing third as a team, while the women were seventh.

Tamarra Okoya scored for the women earning second in the 200-meters with a time of 27.02. The women's 4x100 relay also had a second place finish with a time of 53.36.

Jahil Petgrave won the 200 in 22.26 — holding off second place by two-hundredths of a second. Petgrave was followed by teammate James Lang (4th, 22.82).


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Edgar Propst placed second in the 800-meters in 1:57. Filagot Dinku won the 5k with a time of 15:55 and Andrew Parlette was second (16:13). Adel El-Frith placed fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:00) and the 4x400 relay overcame a 30-meter deficit to capture first with a time of 3:24.

Throwers Chris Nash and Pete Collins led the Dragons in the field events. Nash won the hammer with a toss of 45.25 meters and Collins earned second, tossing 44.79 meters. Collins earned eight points for second place in the shot put (13.57m), while Nash was fourth (12.77m).   

Winsor Sineus placed seventh in the long jump (5.96m) and second in the discus (37.70m). In the javelin, Nash placed sixth tossing 42.77 meters and Jon Fourney was eighth with 38.85 meters.

"Overall, I would say it was a good day for the program," HCC head coach Steve Musselman said. "The focus of our season is to hit qualifying marks for our national championships. The students have been progressing very well.

"Now we just need to focus on tuning things up as we approach the championships. We have several men listed in the top five performances in each event on the National Performance List."

The HCC men were ranked as the top team in last week's Division III polls and the women were ranked 10th.

The Dragons will host the NJCAA D-III Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 9–11.