#TCCXCTF: Eagles close season at NTC Spring Invite

Jovanny Valdez (second from left) races in the men's 100m final at the FAMU Relays
Jovanny Valdez (second from left) races in the men's 100m final at the FAMU Relays

CLERMONT, Fla. (April 20, 2019) – Tallahassee Community College's inaugural track season came to a close on Saturday at the PURE Athletics/NTC Spring Invite. 

Head coach Gary Droze and six of his runners traveled to the National Training Center's Track & Field Complex and competed against elite competition in the open event. 

What the Eagles may have been lacking in quantity – both in numbers and total events – was offset in quality. Three of the team's six events resulted in school records and more than a half dozen personal-best times were registered.   

In the women's 400m, Mia Wiederkehr lowered her previous-best time to a school record of 1:01.69 while Genevieve Printiss PR'd with a time of 1:05.86. 

The duo also ran the women's 800m, the event in which Wiederkehr has already qualified for nationals. She ran a 2:26.86 while Printiss competed in the event for the first time, establishing her PR of 2:27.38. 

Among the male runners, Jovanny Valdez had a banner day, setting school records in the 100m (10.85) and 200m (22.03). 

In the 200m, Valdez won his heat and finished 22nd overall while Mekhi Reynolds' time of 22.43 was a PR and faster than his previous school-record time of 22.47. 

Reynolds also ran the 400m and finished 12th in 52.48. 

Valdez was joined in the 100m by Antonio Williams, who posted a personal-best time of 12.65. 

Gannon Hundley's only event of the day was the 800m and he finished in 2:11.10.