The nation's best high school track and field stars competed at the NBNI at The Armory in New York City. This includes many of Texas' stars. As we all know, Texas is the best track and field state in the nation and our representatives definitely made their presence known in the Big Apple. Two of those representatives came back as National Champions.
Caleb Jolivette is the 2017 NBNI 60m champion. The Manvel senior enjoyed a great 2016 season by placing third at Texas Relays as well as finishing third at the UIL 6A State meet. Jolivette went to NBNI with a 6.82 60m championship from the Carl Lewis Inv.
On Saturday, Jolivette lined up for the prelims and ran a swift 6.87, which qualified him for the semifinal. In the semifinal, he ran a 6.77 for the fastest qualifying time for the final. Sunday's final saw Jolivette drop a winning time of 6.73 for a new PR, enabling him to call himself the NBNI champion.
Mansfield Lake Ridge sophomore Jasmine Moore is the NBNI triple jump champion. Moore adds the indoor title to her 2016 NBNO title, but that's not all....Moore won the triple jump with a new national sophomore class record 42-06.75. Moore's objective was to at least come away with the record and she accomplished that and more. By getting the win, she beats Tara Davis who happens to be the only person to defeat her in the triple jump.
Moore was also entered in the long jump. She took third place this weekend with a 20-03.75.