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JCSU alumna headed to 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

Tovea Jenkins '17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - June 29, 2021 – Former Johnson C. Smith University 400-meter standout Tovea Jenkins ’17 of Kingston, Jamaica has punched her ticket to Tokyo and the 2021 Olympic Games.

The 2017 NCAA Division II outdoor champion on the 4 x 400 meters relay team, ran a personal best of 50.68 as she placed fifth at the Jamaica National Championship meet on Sunday, June 27, 2021, securing her spot on the Jamaican Olympic Team.

The five-time All-American will be a part of the 4 x 400-meter relay team pool. 

Jenkins is the fifth track and field Olympian from JCSU.

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