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September 27, 2023 8:10 pm

Reeves, 4×400 relay team to compete at championships

MOUNT OLIVE – University of Mount Olive senior Jaylin Reeves and the 4×400 relay team will be competing at the 2023 Indoor NCAA Championships hosted at the Virginia Beach Sports Center on March 10-11 in Virginia Beach, Va.

Reeves will compete in the 200 meters, while the relay team of sophomore Vinesha Briggs, senior Jaiden Moody, freshman Channie Jefferson, and Reeves will participate at the national meet. The Trojans were one of two Conference Carolinas teams to feature women’s selections to the 2023 NCAA Championships.

A Mississippi native, Reeves will be competing in multiple events at the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career. She is set to race in the preliminary heat of the 200 meters on Friday, March 10, at 5:10 p.m. Reeves is seeded No. 16 of the declared athletes on the national performance list in the event with a time of 24.26 seconds, which was set last weekend at the Last Chance Indoor Qualifier in Boston. That mark tied the all-time conference mark and school record in the event. The winner from each heat, plus the next three-best times in the 200 meters will advance to the finals.

For the first time in program history, the Trojans will send a relay team in the 4×400 to the NCAA Indoor Championships. The team is currently seeded No. 13 after setting an NCAA provisional mark in the final event of the season in Boston with a time of 3:46.25. The record-setting time broke a six-year old conference record and established a new UMO all-time mark.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics