UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The North Carolina A&T men's and
women's indoor track and field teams wrapped up their weekend at the 2013 Penn
State National Invitational at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track with some
Redshirt senior sprinter Darryl Williams came in second in
the 60 meters among the best in the world, and Christian Harrison won the 1000
meters on Saturday as he crossed the finish line in 2:28.18. A&T's two
4x400 meter relay teams also excelled. The women finished third in 3:45.13,
while the finished second in 3:15.90.
"I'm very happy with the team's overall performance," said
Duane Ross, the Aggies director of track and field programs. "We faced some
tough competition this weekend, and they competed very well."
Harrison, who is coming off of a strong cross country season
in which he competed in the NCAA regionals, finished seventh in the 1000 meters
last week at the Virginia Tech Invitational at 2:29.30. This week, he was able
to drop his time by more than a full second. His closest opponent this week,
Syracuse's Joshua Hayman was 18/100ths of a second behind Harrison.
"Christian continues to get better each and every week,"
said Ross. "We're expecting something big from him during the indoor and
Williams returned to the track on Saturday with a
sixth-place finish in the 200 meters. A day after running a 6.76 in the 60
meters, Williams completed his 200 meter race in 22.23. Teammate Torrance
Womack competed in the 200 meters invitational, and came away with the fourth
fastest time in the MEAC this season, a 21.51.
Paris Simmons had a top-5 finish as he clocked in with a 1:54.02
finish in the 800 meters. He now has the eighth fastest time in the MEAC.
For the A&T women, Jessica Farr tied for sixth in the
400 meters. Her time of 56.96 fell short of her time at Virginia Tech last week
when ran the 400 in 56.87.
The Aggies will be in two places at one time for the second
time this season next week. A few Aggies will head 25 miles west to compete in
the Hilton Garden Invitational in Winston-Salem, while other athletes will head
north for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York.