A&T Looks For Individual Titles on Saturday
LANDOVER, Md. - After competing two days at the 2013 MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, the A&T men find themselves in fourth place with 23 points. The women are fifth with 20 points. The Norfolk State men are comfortably in first place with 67 points, 29 points ahead of second-place Hampton.
On the women's side, Hampton leads second-place Maryland Eastern Shore by 10.5 points.
The Aggies have yet to win any individual titles, but they will have some opportunities on Saturday. In the men's 60 meters, redshirt senior Darryl Williams and senior Torrance Womack will be in the finals after producing the second-and-fourth-highest qualifying times (6.85, 6.90) respectively on Friday. Womack will also go after the 200 meter title on Saturday. Sophomore Keenan Smith will also go after the men's triple title, while Jenea McCammon's 8.67 qualifying time in the women's 60 meter hurdles assured her a spot in the finals on Saturday.
The Aggies 4x400 meter relay teams also have a chance to win gold on Saturday. The Aggies distance medley relay teams helped to build this confidence. On the women's side, Janay Ferrell, Roshel Bygraves, Kristin Rush and Janessa Benn scored eight points, finished second, by running a 12:02.43. Bygraves will compete in the 4x400 Saturday.
The men's distance medley came in third place and added six points to the Aggies' total. Landover native Christian Harrison, Ashanti Felder, Steven Liggins and Saeed Jones finished the event in 10:25.62 for third place.
Also scoring for the men were long jumpers Marquis Noble and Smith. Noble placed in third with a jump of 22-feet, 9 ¾ inches. Smith followed him in fourth place after jumping 22-feet, 7 ¼ inches. The duo combined to score 11 points for A&T. Cliff Obodo scored in the men's high jump, an event that the Aggies have not traditionally competed in. He came in sixth with his best jump going 6-feet, 5-inches. Demetrius Green picked up two points with his seventh place finish in the men's weigh throw (40-feet, 6-inches).
The top individual scorer for the women was high jumper Nakita Gray. Gray finished third as she cleared the bar at 5-feet, 8-inches for six points. Sydni Cobb scored two points with a seventh-place finish in the women's weight throw as she tossed it 48-feet, 2-inches.
The championships, being held at Prince George's S&L Complex, conclude Saturday.