DeKALB — Track and Field competed at home this weekend in the annual NIU Classic. Senior jumper Jehvania Whyte concluded her final regular season with the Huskies, breaking the school long jump record with a jump of 6.04 meters.
Head Coach Connie Teaberry said the fans were key to the athlete’s performances.
“The energy of the crowd today at home was high and uplifting,” Teaberry said. “[The energy] gives the athletes the confidence they need to perform well. There is nothing like support from family and friends.”
Whyte’s leap is the third-best long jump in the Mid-American Conference this season and betters the previous school record of 6.