"Training Session" Turns Out Well For A&T
CHAPEL HILL – In an effort to keep his team sharp after a long holiday break, Duane Ross had the North Carolina A&T men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams compete in their second meet in two days as they completed the Joe Hilton Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina.
Ross, A&T’s director of track and field programs, described Saturday’s meet as a training session.
Even with that as the backdrop, the Aggies still continued what looks to be a promising indoor season. A day after the men beat UNC by one point at the Gene Anderson Invitational in Chapel HIill, senior Latrese Barker won the women’s 200 meters as she finished in 26.68.
Junior Felexia Brasswell placed second in the women’s 60 meters in 7.85. Junior Sherri Owens placed third in the weight throw at 46-feet, ¾ inches. The women’s 4x400 meter relay team of Brittanie Morris, Deonna Rorie, Nakita Gray and Imani Harris-Quillen placed third with a time of 4:08.54.
On the men’s side freshman Joshua Peoples got second in the 60 meters with a time of 6.99. Redshirt senior Jeffery Lewis ran his 60 meters race in 7.11 for third. Freshman Thomas Jones ran 8.57 in the 60 meter hurdles, placing second. Senior Darius Bogertey competed in the 400 meters and placed third in 50.84.
Senior Reginald Hayes was second in the long jump with a jump of 22-feet, 1-¾ inches. Hayes made his season debut after recovering from an injury.
On the distance side, junior Saeed Jones placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:58.80. Junior Dyronne Mabry finished third in the mile with a personal-best 4:29.40.
A few Aggies will compete in the Winston-Salem Open Sunday, Jan. 19. The Aggies next big challenge will be Sunday, Jan. 26 in the UNCG Spartans Team Challenge in Winston-Salem.