Howard University’s Track & Field Running Toward A Successful Season

WASHINGTON (August 28, 2018)  – Howard University ‘s Athletic Department is embarking on several firsts this season.  The department hosted its 2018 Fall Sports Media Day earlier this week, announcing a range of new highlights including this weekend’s Track and Field Labor Day Classic where Howard will host its first meet in more than two decades.

Howard University Track & Field Director David Oliver is coming off his first season back at his alma mater.  The meet is Saturday, September 1st at 10am at Kenilworth Park.  This is the first meet Howard has hosted in DC since 1997.   The nine MEAC Championship teams will be honored.

Oliver is already looking ahead to a great season with the addition of some super charged talent to his 2018 women’s class.   “We brought in a tremendous group of kids who were not only outstanding athletes, but are even better students in the classroom,” Oliver stated. “At Howard, we pride ourselves in building just as many All-Conference academic kids as we produce All-Conference level athletes. I am very proud in our staff’s first recruiting class and I expect production from them right out of the gates.”  All-MEAC sophomore Destiny Stanford returns to the roster after three top 10 finishes. 

A year ago, the women’s team saw two Bison reach the NCAA Preliminary East Round in Tampa, Fla.: Dominique Cleggett (New Orleans, La.) and Uchechi Onuoha (Yardly, Pa.).  Head coach David Oliver is a decorated HU alum and an Olympian.

WHUR Digital Reporter Candice Adkins caught up with coach Oliver to talk about his expectations for the season.

 

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