DETROIT, Mich. -- As they have all season long, the Mustangs' sophomores will lead the upstart squad from Northwest Detroit into battle at the 2013 WHAC Indoor Championships. The trip to the WHAC Championships is the first in the young history of the program after the Mustangs joined the heralded conference July 1, 2012.
George Jackson (Detroit, Mich./Mumford), entering the 600m and 800m events, heads into this weekend's WHAC Championships with the best statistical chance to qualify for the NAIA National Championships with a 600m time of 1:24.08. The time was a collegiate best for Jackson and was a mere 2-plus seconds off the championship pace. Both runners finishing in front of Jackson's third place mark were WHAC student-athletes.
Jackson will also enter the Mustangs upstart 4x400 relay team consisting of teammates Robert Crockett (Detroit, Mich./King), Akil Prowell (Detroit, Mich./Crockett), and Jalen Wilson (Detroit, Mich./CMA). The group of Mustangs will look to shock the WHAC field as they remain hopeful for a title bid.
Crockett, another strong runner on the team, will enter the mile event where he recorded a personal record earlier this season. The record, coming via a 4:49 finish, places Crockett outside of the national title picture momentarily. Crockett's hard work and determination will likely earn him a top spot in the WHAC as he continues his march toward a title trip at some point in his collegiate career.
Prowell will run out in a familiar event, the 3000m, while Wilson will toe the line in the 200m. Freshman Franz Beauregard (Detroit, Mich./Macomb CC) will hit the blocks in the 60m event.
A full recap of the Mustangs first trip to the WHAC Indoor Championships will hit www.MarygroveMustangs.com later this weekend.