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Huston-Tillotson University Track and Field Team Set to Compete at NAIA Nationals

Austin, Texas – May 16, 2024 – The Huston-Tillotson University Track and Field team is gearing up for an exciting journey to the NAIA Nationals, scheduled to take place from May 20th to May 25th at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. With a strong lineup of athletes poised to showcase their talents on a national stage, anticipation is running high within the fRAMily.

The competition schedule features an impressive lineup of events for both the women’s and men’s teams. Here are the key events and timings


Women’s Events:

100m: May 23, 3:20 PM- Jazmyne White

200m: May 22, 5:20 PM- Jazmyne White / Ayanna Johnson

400m: May 23, 4:00 PM- Chaleica Booker

800m: May 23, 2:30 PM- Jaymee Yelton

4×100: May 22, 3:00 PM

4×400: May 23, 8:15 PM

Triple Jump: May 23, 5:30 PM- Jazmyne White


Men’s Events:

110m Hurdles: May 23, 2:15 PM – Kamar Johnson

800m: May 23, 2:50 PM- Aydan – Adonis Chatman


The finals, the culmination of intense competition, are scheduled for Friday, May 24th.

Jazmyne White stands out as a standout athlete, having qualified for NAIA Nationals in an impressive five events. Her remarkable performances include the following:


100m: 11.93 seconds

200m: 24.54 seconds

4×100: 46.78 seconds

4×400: 3:50.72 seconds

Triple Jump: 39 feet 3 inches, ranking number 8 nationally in NAIA


The women’s track team has shown exceptional strength, with noteworthy rankings in relay events:


– The 4×100 Sprint Relay, comprising Dejah Okonji, Jazmyne White, Ayanna Johnson, and Chalecia Booker, holds a national ranking of 46.78 seconds in NAIA.

– The 4×400 Mile Relay, featuring Jaymee Yelton, Jazmyne White, Ayanna Johnson, and Chalecia Booker, holds a national ranking of 3.50.72 seconds, ranking number 7 nationally in NAIA.


Huston-Tillotson University’s Track and Field team is primed and ready to make its mark at the NAIA Nationals, showcasing determination, skill, and the spirit of competition. Stay tuned for updates on their journey to glory.


For Media Release, contact Dennis Royce, Track and Field Coach,




About Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University, the first institution of higher education in Austin, Texas, has roots dating back to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located on a 23-acre tree-lined campus near downtown in East Austin. Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. The University offers associate and master’s degrees in addition to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 19 areas of study. Huston-Tillotson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. HT is also an NC-SARA school. For more information, please visit