Andre Dorsey and Joscelyn Powell

Dorsey, Powell, Simmons set to Compete at USATF Outdoor Championships

6/21/2018 12:21:00 PM

By: By Hunter McKay

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Kennesaw, Ga. – 
Jocselyn PowellAndre Dorsey  and Solomon Simmons will compete with the best track and field athletes in the country in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa June, 21-24.

Powell will compete in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles on June 22-23.  To be accepted for the first round in the 100m at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, athletes must have a time that ranks in the top 18 nationally and took place between June 21, 2017 – June 17, 2018. Powell qualified for the first round of the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles by running a time of 13.23 in the 100m hurdles at the ASUN Championships and 57.28 to set the school record in the 400m hurdles at the Texas Relays. Powell won the gold medal in both the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles this past outdoor season.

Dorsey will be competing in the finals of the long jump on June 24. To be accepted for the finals in the long jump at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, athletes must have a jump that ranks in the top 18 nationally and took place between June 21, 2017 – June 17, 2018. Dorsey qualified for the finals after landing a jump of 7.90m (25.11m) at the Vanderbilt Invitational on January 19-20. Dorsey turned professional in the summer of 2016 upon completion of his storied Kennesaw State career. He competed in some in and outdoor meets this season in the long jump and triple jump.  
 
Simmons is competing in the finals of the decathlon on June 21-22. To be accepted for the finals in the decathlon at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, athletes must have a heptathlon score that ranks in the top 18 nationally and took place between June 21, 2017 – June 17, 2018. He qualified by scoring 7946 points in the decathlon at Texas Relays. Simmons just concluded his first season serving as a volunteer assistant for the Owls track and Field program, while training under Director of Track and Field Andy Eggerth. Simmons is one of the top combined eventers in Eastern Michigan program history.

The 2018 USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be shown at the following times:

Thursday, June 21- 2:00pm (Live)
 
 Friday, June 22- 11:00pm - 1:00am
 
 Friday, June 22- 12:30pm
 
 Saturday, June 23- 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Live)
 
  Saturday, June 23- 11:00am (Live)
 
 Sunday, June 24- 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Live)
 
 Sunday, June 24- 12:30pm (Live)

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