The Howard University women’s and men’s teams competed in the Milrose Games Collegiate Invitational in the NYC Armory. The results were rewarding as two additional Bison on the men’s team were added to the list in what was a last chance meet.
Freshman James Carey ran 4:24 in the mile and sophomore James Jarrett high jumped a foot over his head of 6’7″ to give the men five automatic qualifiers. Sophomore MEAC qualifier Aaron Harrrison added the 3000 meters to his 5000 meters qualifying event, clocking in at 8:57 in the 3K race.
Although the Lady Bison improved their times in the 400 meters, they failed to qualify. They will represent Howard by running in the 4 x 400-meter relay (Zahra Thomas, Jasmin Selby, Daniel Douglas and Symone Glover) and the distance Medley Relay (Douglas, Selby, Doriean Broady and Hardy).
The men’s 4x 400-meter relay team of Michael Houston, Paul Edwards, Tory McAlister and Wallace Spencer joins the distance medley relay team of Giovani Mowatt, Michael Houston, Jerod Franklin and James Carey.
Here is the list of the qualifiers who will be representing Howard in the MEAC Indoor Track and Field championships, February 16-18 at the PG Sports and Learning Activity Center:
SR Jami Hardy/ 800m
SO Briana Jones/ Long Jump
SR Jerod Franklin, 800m
FR Giovani Mowatt/ mile, 800m
FR James Carey/mile
SO Aaron Harrison/ 3k, 5k
SO James Jarrett/ High Jump
Courtesy of Howard-Bison