Voorhees track and field athlete is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation
April 10, 2018
Voorhees College track and field athlete Dontavious Patrick, sophomore, is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation among all triple jumpers in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Patrick finished first in the triple jump at the recent track meet at Savanah State University. His mark of 14.78 in the triple jump not only earned him the win, but qualified him for the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field championship, which will be held in Gulf Shores, Ala. May 24- 26.
“To hold the number two ranking is an honor and motivation for me to reach the number one spot. At every meet, I give it my all when I am out there because I have a responsibility to achieve my academic and athletic goals while representing Voorhees College,” Patrick said.
Coach Jeffrey Hughes said it makes Voorhees and the team shine when an athlete receives such a ranking. “I encourage Patrick and his teammates to keep excelling because they never know where this opportunity can take them,” Hughes said.
Patrick is a sociology major and native of Atlanta. The team’s next meet will be at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C. April 13-14.
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