The NSU Track and Field Team dominated the competition at the Leon Johnson Invitational Meet Saturday, April 24, the team’s sole home track meet of the season. The Demons defended their home field with vigor, emerging victorious in 14 individual events and relays, decisively routing the ten teams at the event.
Demon Track and Field has two athletes with local ties contributing to its notable success. 2020 NCHS alumnae Madison Brown is continuing her high school career as a pole vaulter on the NSU squad while 2018 NCHS alumni Dejon Blake is making his mark on the 4×400 meter relay. Both athletes were standouts during their tenure on the NCHS Chiefs track team. The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes them all the best on the field, in the classroom and in their future endeavors.
NSU Track and Field also boasts an Olympic hopeful in Jasmyn Steeles, one of the finest athletes to have competed for the university. Among the many accomplishments in her sport, Ms. Steels was named an all-American in 2019 and won a NCAA National Championship in the Long Jump the same year. While competing at the highest levels of NCAA Division I Track and Field, she completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree with top marks, a truly impressive accomplishment. She is currently sharing her talent and expertise with the NCHS Track Team as a volunteer coach. The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes her all the best. We also look forward to the day when you wear the uniform of the United States Olympic Team. Godspeed Jasmyn Steels!
The NSU Track and Field Team is a hard-working group of student athletes who consistently display excellence on and off the field. Congratulations to each of you upon this well-earned victory!