Kansas State track and field junior Taisha Pryce will represent Jamaica, her native country, at the 2019 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) under-23 Championships.
The event will take place from Friday through Sunday in Queretaro, Mexico.
Pryce, who is from Kingston, Jamaica, also will compete in the women’s long jump final at 5:35 p.m. Friday. She was one of nine Jamaican women selected to compete on the Jamaican U23 team after she recently placed second at the Jamaica National Championships in her home town June 22.
Pryce made a mark on the Wildcats’ program early by winning the Big 12 title in the women’s long jump her freshman year, leaping 6.42m/21-00.75 in Norman, Oklahoma. Pryce was aided by the wind when she jumped a 6.60m/21-08 (2.4) at the women’s long jump at the Texas Relays earlier in the year. That was the highest mark in the NCAA at the time.
Pryce finished her junior year at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the women’s 4x100 meter relay. Kansas State placed 20th after running a 44.43.
Incoming K-State freshmen Kyle Gale and Kyle Alcine will join Pryce in participating at the NACAC U23 and U18 Championships. Gale is competing for Barbados in the U18 400 meters while Alcine is competing for the Bahamas in the U23 long jump.