NEW ORLEANS, La. – After winning a pair of 2021 NJCAA Region VI Indoor Track and Field Titles in the 60 meters and 200 meters this past weekend, Cloud County Community College sophomore track and field runner Mercy Ntia-Obong has been named United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association NJCAA Track Athlete of the Week.
Ntia-Obong posted a time of 7.31 seconds in the 60-meter prelims on Saturday to become the second-best performer in NJCAA history behind former Barton County star Veronica Campbell, who clocked 7.26 nearly 19 years ago.
Ntia-Obong eventually won the final by 0.10 seconds at 7.40 and completed the sprint sweep with a 23.84 winner in the 200.
This is the second time this season that Ntia-Obong has been named National Athlete of the Week as the sophomore after being named athlete of the week on Jan. 26.