Voorhees athletes qualify for the Men and Women’s 2020 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships

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Voorhees athletes qualify for the Men and Women’s 2020 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships

January 24, 2020

Voorhees College track and field athletes Kenneth Cannon, Keyana Yeoman, and Thanton Jordan qualify for the 2020 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Indoor Track and Field Championships. 

Recently, Cannon competed in the 60-meter dash at the JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem, N.C., where finished second qualifying him for the championship. He also competed at the Historically Black College & Universities (HBCU) Battle in Manhattan, N.Y., where he finished fourth in the 60-meter dash. Cannon is currently ranked No. 6 in the NAIA. 

Cannon is a freshman sports management major from Decatur, Ala. 

Yeoman competed in the HBCU Battle, finishing third in the 60-meter hurdles qualifying her for the championship. Also, she finished sixth in the 60-meter dash during the Samford Open. She is currently ranked No. 2 in the NAIA. 

Yeoman is a freshman mass communication major from Leland, N.C. 

Also, at the Samford Open, Jordan competed in the high jump competition, where he finished second qualifying him for the championship. He is currently ranked No. 9 in the NAIA. 

Jordan is a sophomore computer science major from St. Matthews, S.C. 

Head Track and Field Coach Jeffrey Hughes said he is proud to have three student-athletes qualify for the NAIA Indoor Championship. “The student-athletes are working hard in practice and during the track meets to make the qualifying marks to compete at Nationals, and they possess the skills needed to be competitive once they get there,” Hughes said. 

The team's next competition will be January 25-26 back at JDL Fast Track. 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu. 

Kenneth Cannon 
Keyana Yeoman 
Thanton Jordan