Rickssen Opont Excels At NACAC Track & Field Championships

Rickssen Opont Excels At NACAC Track & Field Championships

This past weekend, St. Thomas Aquinas College Track & Field standout Rickssen Opont took his talents north of the border to compete against the region's best, in the North American, Central American, Caribbean (NACAC) 2018 Senior Track & Field Championships, held in Toronto.

Representing his native country of Haiti, Opont continued to excel in International competition, taking Top 10 finishes in two events, finishing 6th in the Discus (40.70 meters/133'53") and 8th in the Shot Put (16.16 meters/53'01").

The 3-days of competition, in Canada were the final summer event for Rickssen, who after keeping a very busy summer track & field schedule, returns to St. Thomas Aquinas College to begin preparations for his junior season. Opont looks to continue to chase greatness and help his Spartan teammates repeat as both Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Champions in the East Coast Conference, and throw his way to his first-ever NCAA National Championship appearance.