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Lawrence Sprints To Success In Raleigh

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 03/30/2013
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Desmond Lawrence placed in the Top-5 in three different events on Saturday. Photo by Dr. Michael Simmons
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
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RALEIGH  -- Two good showings in relay races highlighted North Carolina A&T’s day at the Raleigh Relays on Saturday in track and field action at Paul Derr Track. The men’s 4x100 meter relay team finished fifth, while the men’s 4x200 meter relay team finished sixth.

Individually, Desmond Lawrence was the main standout for A&T. Lawrence competed in the 100 meters and 4x100 meter relay races. He was also a part of the prestigious 200 meter dash invitational event.

In the 100, Lawrence placed third with a time of 10.65. Teammate Marquis Noble, who qualified for the 100 meter finals with a seventh-place finish on Friday, placed seventh again on Saturday in 10.89. Lawrence was also effective in the 200 meter invite. Among some of the best sprinters in the country, Lawrence placed ninth in 22.11.

Lawrence then teamed with Jeffrey Lewis, Noble and Keenan Smith to run the 4x100 in 40.82 for a fifth place finish. The Aggies 4x200 meter relay team of Lewis, Christopher Barnes, Ashanti Felder and Maurice Rucker placed sixth in 1:28.26.  

A&T’s best field event was the men’s triple jump, where Smith placed seventh with his best leap extending to 48-feet, ½ inch.

The Aggies are scheduled to compete in the Florida Relays and the Duke Invitational next week.
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