GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams completed their respective first day in Gainesville, Fla., and High Point on Friday.
In Florida, senior Desmond Lawrence placed 14th in the men’s 100 meter dash in 10.35. Freshman Todd Townsend ran 14.13, a personal-best time, in the men’s 110-meter hurdles placing 25th. Townsend also ran a personal-best 52.39 in the 400 meter hurdles as he finished 16th.
Freshman Josiah Elliott ran a personal-best time 48.20 in the 400. Senior Jessica Farr placed 18th, running a personal-best 54.47 in the women’s 400 meters. Farr’s time has the potential to lead the MEAC by the end of the weekend.
In High Point, freshman Darren White started the meet with the 3,000-meter steeplechase. White is currently the 3,000-meter steeplechase leader in the MEAC, and continued his great season in the event by posting a person-best 9:53.44 to place eighth.
White was the only freshman in the race to place top-10. Senior Jasmine Baskerville placed sixth in the women’s javelin with a throw of 113-feet, 8-inches. Junior Sherri Owens placed 11th in the javelin at 97-feet, 8-inches. Sophomore Demetria Dickens placed 12th in the women’s shot put throwing 38-feet, ¼ inches.
Florida Relays are scheduled to resume 10 a.m., Saturday morning with the women’s hammer throw. The Aggies will only be competing in the men’s 4x100-meter relay (2:45p.m.) and men’s 4x400-meter relay (7:05p.m.).
The High Point Vertklasse Meeting is scheduled to being at 10 a.m., Saturday for both running and field events.