GCCC’s Octave takes fifth at national indoor meet

LYNCHBURG, VA. - Mone' Octave has been building herself up for this moment.


And she earned it.


The Garden City Community College freshman made it to the stage, finishing fifth in the nation in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking a time of 8.73 seconds at the 2020 NJCAA Indoor Nationals at Liberty University. She also earned All-American honors.


Octave's weekend began on Friday, taking fifth in the 60-meter hurdle preliminaries - coming in with a personal-best 8.68 seconds. She also took 26th in the 60-meter dash prelims with a time of 7.77 seconds.


Deerfield-native Sheridan Rodriguez finished off a stellar indoor career by taking 12th in the high jump finals (1.56 meters). She was also ninth in the pentathlon.


The 4x400 meters team of Octave, Lillie Burnett, Shienne Pierre and Meosha Erving, took 16th in the finals, finishing off the season with a time of 4:07.11. Meantime Burnett finished 33rd in the 60-meter dash prelims (7.84 seconds) and was 17th in the 400-meter dash prelims (59.16 seconds).


Four Broncbusters on the men’s squad competed in the 2020 NJCAA Indoor Nationals at Liberty University over the weekend.


Ja'Vondre Edwards took 26th in the 60-meter hurdle preliminaries, clocking a time of 8.69 seconds. Teammate Marvin Gatlin was 30th in the 400-meter dash, timing out at 50.61 seconds. Gerald Brown took 31st in the 400-meter dash prelims (50.67 seconds) and Jae Sutherland was 28th in the 60-meter hurdles (9.02 seconds).


Garden City begins the outdoor season on Friday at the Butch Reynolds Invitation in El Dorado.