DES MOINES, IOWA - North Carolina A&T junior Torrance Womack posted a personal-best time in the men's 200 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Unfortunately for Womack, 10 runners ran the 200 in 20.85 seconds or less. Those times prevented Womack (Chesapeake, Va.) from advancing to the 200 meter finals. Womack finished 15th with a time of 20.94. A top 8 finish would have made Womack the school's 10th first-team All-American. Instead, Womack will come away with second-team All-American honors.
"It was a great accomplishment for Torrance and A&T," said Associate Head Coach James Daniels. "This has been a meet of great performances, upsets and disappointments for a lot teams including us. But it has been a great experience and continued visibility for the program."
The Aggies 4x100 meter relay team of Earl House, Jonathan Hancock, Jarrell Elliott and Womack were disqualified when a missed handoff on the third exchange occurred. The team was in third when the mishap was flagged. Although Aggie competitors failed to reach the finals, the 2011 season isn't over for some. Ruth Hunt (JR, Newport News, Va.) has been invited to compete in the 4x100 meter relay and the 100 and 200 meters with the Panamanian National team June 18-19 in Costa Rica and July 24 in Puerto Rico.
Freshman Dotrine Jacobs (Newburgh, N.Y.) will compete in the USATF Junior Nationals June 23-26 in Eugene, Ore. She qualified in the 100 and 400 meter hurdles, where she is ranked No. 2 and 4 in the country respectively. If Jacobs finishes in the top six, she will be a candidate to compete in the Pan Am Junior Championships July 22-24 in Miramar, Fla.