The Top JUCO Transfers for the 2018 Season
What we love about the sport of Athletics is that you don’t have to be recruited to a Power 5 conference to get the attention of fans, shoe companies, and most media outlets. In years past we have seen that many JUCO athletes have come in to college programs and made a significant contribution as soon as they step on campus. A few of those athletes not only contributed to the team, but went on to win Conference titles, National tiles, and signed Professional contracts. That what makes our sport so awesome, the only thing that matters are the times you put together & how consistently you do it. Below we have a list of JUCO stars who we believe will be stars in the 2018 season.
- Keitavious Walter (Hinds Community College to University of Alabama)- After having a illustrious junior college career at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi he will look to contribute to the Crimson Tide right away. Walter, left the with two 60 meter dash National JUCO Titles, and two 200 meter dash JUCO National Titles (one indoor, one outdoor), he also contributed to the 4×100 relay championship in 2017. His 100/200 double showcase in Junior College was impressive, and we look forward to watching him in 2018.
- Andre Ewers (Butler Community College to Florida State University)- His Personal best in the 100 meter dash is 10.13, and his 200 meter dash PR 20.62. Both times would’ve been good enough to get points for Florida State at the Outdoor Conference championships. He leaves Butler CC as the 100 meter dash National JUCO Champion, after winning the title last spring with a time of 10.27.
- Chedlin Sageese- (Barton Community College to Southern Mississippi University)- He has a personal best of 10.28 in the 100 meter dash, and 20.97 in the 200 meter dash. He finished in 2nd place at the 2017 NJCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in the 100 meter dash. He will make a impact at Southern Miss. for 2018 in both sprinting events and could be a conference champion.
- Correion Mosby- (Hinds Community College to LSU)- In 2016, he won the NJCAA Outdoor title in the 200 meter dash with a time of 20.29. In 2018, he has the chance go sub 20 in the event. Mosby, has the talent to compete in the 100m ,200m, and 400m it will be fun to see what the staff at LSU utilizes him.
- Wal Khat ( North Iowa Area CC to Northern Iowa University)- While at North Iowa CC he won two NJCAA DI Track & Field National Championships in the 800 meter run titles. He has a personal best of 1:51.66 in the 800 meters, and will look to lower that time in 2018.
- Orwin Emilien (Western Texas College to Oregon University)- He will be an immediate impact to a Oregon team that lost some seniors in the sprint events. Emilien, finished 4th at the 2017 NJCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field National Championships 400 meter dash. His season best was 46.03 in the event for 2017.
- Mckinley West (Barton Community College to Southern Mississippi University)- The addition of McKinley West & Chedlin Sageese may be what the Golden Eagles need to win the 4×100 relay in Conference USA. West, has personal bests of 10.29 in the 100 meter dash, and 20.65 in the 200 meter dash. Last season, he ran a personal best 6.65 in the 60 meter dash, a time that would have won the Indoor title for Conference USA.