CCP has a big year in track and field
Community College of Philadelphia wrapped up a terrific track and field season. Eleven track and field standouts from CCP earned All-America honors from the 2019 National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in May in Utica, New York. The athletes picked up U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association honors by finishing among the top eight of their respective events at the championship meet.
The athletes receiving All-America recognition on the men’s team include Jamail Khan, 4x400 relay; Christian Nuelle, 4x400 relay; Sean Ringgold, 400 meters, 4x400 relay, 200 meters; Kory Wharton, 4x400 relay; long jump; Donoven Cook, long jump. On the women’s team which picked up All-American honors include: Elizabeth Chukwuezi, 4x400 relay; triple jump, high jump; Jada Erwin, 100 meters, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay; Maisha Hutchins-Colema, 4x100 relay, 800 meters, 4x400 relay; Tianna Jeffcoa, 4x100 relay, Aleah Langley, 4x100 relay, 200 meters, 4x400 relay; Jazmin Vazquez Lopez, 5000 meters.
Jalen Mills to hold 7 on 7 football tournament
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills will host a 7 on7 football tournament for high school teams in Philadelphia on Friday, June 14. The football tournament will take place at the Germantown Supersite, 1199 E. Sedgwick Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tournament is for high school kids ages 14 to 18. For more information on the tournament, go to www.jalenmillsfoundation.org.
Wilson Bailey promoted at Lincoln
Lincoln University athletic director Harry Stinson III recently announced the elevation of Wilson Bailey to the position of head men’s and women’s cross country coach.
“I’m grateful to be promoted to head cross country coach at my alma mater,” said Bailey in a statement. “I’m honored to be the first full-time head coach for both programs. Over the past two years, I’ve worked tremendously hard to build a strong culture of cross country, mid-distance and distance running.”
Bailey had been the interim head cross country and track and field coach since September 2018. He led the Lions men’s program to a fourth place finish at the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Cross Country Championships.
“Coach Bailey has done an excellent job with our programs during the interim period,” Stinson said in a statement. “I would like to thank him for his service and am proud to elevate his position.”