After an incredible weekend helping his team to a third-place finish at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, Jordin Poindexter ’22, sprinter, was named the league’s Male Most Outstanding Track Performer May 4.
The honor is the second for Poindexter, as he earned the same honor following the recently completed 2022 indoor season.
The Richmond, Virginia, native earned first-place individual titles and All-Conference honors in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races. In the 100-meter, he set a new facility record in 10.27 seconds, the second-fastest all-time mark for the event in VMI program history. The previous facility record was 10.36 seconds.
In the 200-meter, Poindexter’s first-place mark of 20.89 seconds set a new VMI record—beating Mario Small ’91’s time of 20.90 seconds from the 1991 outdoor season—for his second All-Conference honor of the day.
To cap the meet, he ran the second leg of the championship 4×400 relay team, joining with Jeremiah Wilks ’25, Richard Edwards ’25, and Johnnie Walker ’22, and helped the group to a title in 3:11.08—a new facility record—to edge out Wofford’s second-place time of 3:14.54.
He medaled in four events for the second straight year to total 24 points on the weekend. Poindexter also ran legs on both Keydet relays, running the second leg on VMI’s 4×400-meter unit that won its second straight title and leading off the 4×100-meter relay, which took third for the second straight year.
Poindexter is the first VMI runner to earn most outstanding track performer honors in consecutive seasons.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at vmikeydets.com.