Aggies Gear Up For MEAC Meet Over The Weekend
GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T’s men’s and women’s track and field team are looking for big results in this weekend’s MEAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships to be held at A&T’s Irwin Belk Track.
In an effort to prepare, the Aggies competed at the Highlander Invitational at Radford University and at the prestigious Penn Relays.
At Penn Relays, senior Desmond Lawrence placed third in the men’s 100 meters at 10.39. The men’s 4x100 meter relay team of Lawrence, Darryl Williams, Caleb Gabriel and Joshua Peoples placed ninth at 40.58. Freshman Todd Townsend finished 11th in the men’s 400 meter hurdles with a time of 53.01.
Freshman Frank Quarles placed 12th in the men’s long jump with a jump of 22-feet, 2 ½ inches.
At Radford, junior Jeffery Lewis placed third in the 100 at 10.57 and freshman Maurice Eaddy placed fifth at a personal best time of 10.74. Sophomore Byron Mingo placed fourth in the men’s 400 meters at 48.88 and freshman Dorian Claggett placed sixth at 49.17.
On the women’s side, Felexia Brasswell placed second in the women’s 100 at personal best time of 12.20. Brasswell also placed second in the women’s 200 at 24.83, another personal best.
For the field events, Paige McIntosh placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 38-feet, 10 ½ inches and sophomore Demetria Dickens placed sixth behind McIntosh at 38-feet, 9 ½ inches.
The Aggies will be back in action next weekend at Aggie Stadium for the MEAC Outdoor Championship.