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Howard Community College Welcomes 2017 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships

a member of HCC's track and field team.

Columbia, MD – The nation’s best track and field student-athletes from community colleges will gather at Howard Community College (HCC) on May 11-13, 2017, to compete at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. HCC will host the meet at its Track and Field Complex, located off Hickory Ridge Road, next to the college’s Athletic and Fitness Center.

The competition schedule begins Thursday, May 11, at 9 a.m. with the heptathlon and decathlon. Pole vault and hammer kick off the afternoon schedule at 1 p.m., with the opening ceremony at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s 400-meter relay trials at 2:15 p.m. The full meet schedule is available on HCC’s athletics website at

“As host of the national championship, it is our goal to give every student-athlete the best possible experience,” said Dr. Charles Brown, director for 2017 Track Nationals. “For many, this will be their final college experience, and we wish them all a great performance.”

HCC has a strong history of success at the national level with its track and field teams. Its men’s team won the national championship in 2013, when the college last hosted the competition. At last year’s meet, student-athlete Maggie Niland won the women’s 10,000-meter race, and the college’s men’s track team swept the 400-meter dash, taking first, second, and third place. 

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