Thursday, May 12, 2022: Taken from University and Aberdeen News reports
Maverick sophomore sprinter Denisha Cartwright is listed among the names to watch by the Aberdeen News as the NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Championships start Thursday, May 12, in Aberdeen, S.D.
The Mavericks enter the championships ranked fourth in the nation in Division II standings.
The Nassau, Bahamas, native earned her fourth NSIC Track Athletic of the Week this outdoor season and is ranked among the nation’s fastest NCAA Division II sprinters.
Cartwright won the 100m hurdles at the Deb Schulz Open at Minnesota State Mankato with a new meet record time of 13.38. With this performance, she claimed first in Division II rankings. She also finished second in the 200m dash with a time of 23.64 and ranks fifth in Division II in this event.
Makayla Jackson, Minnesota State, long jump, sprints
Jackson, who is also part of the 400-meter relay squad, has found success in the long jump this year. She won the event at both the NSIC and national indoor meets.
At the conference meet, she jumped 6.04 meters in the long jump. She improved on that at the national meet, jumping 6.2 meters. Jackson’s longest jump of the outdoor season came at the Beach Invitational in California with a distance of 6.49 meters.
She has the third-best Division II spring time in the 100-meter dash at 11.4 seconds and the sixth-best time in the 200 at 23.53, which is just ahead of Cartwright.
Minnesota State 400-meter women’s relay team
Cartwright and Jackson are also part of the Mavericks 400-meter relay team. Joined by Rose Cramer and Ja’Cey Simmon, the FanFastic Four own this spring’s top time in Division II at 44.65 seconds set at the Mount San Antonio College Relays in California. The next best time in the NSIC is 46.63 set by Winona State.