Written by Thomas Scott
June 9, 2017
Wednesday was a historic day for the North Carolina A&T track and field team. Several Aggies traveled to the University of Oregon to compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championship.
Senior sprinter, Chris Belcher set the tone early. Belcher won the 200 meter semifinals by posting a scorching time of 20.01 seconds. He followed this performance by posting a 9.93 time in the 100 meter dash. This is the 6th fastest time in NCAA history!
The Aggies weren’t done there. The 4×100 meter relay team composed of Belcher, Caleb Gabriel, Rodney Rowe, and Jaylen Mitchell posted the second fastest time in the nation (38.48 seconds). This time broke both the school and MEAC records.
Today, the Aggies look to finish the fight. Belcher and his teammates have a legitimate chance to win national titles in the 100, 200, and 4×100 meter relay. When asked about his three race workload after the semifinals Belcher replied:
“I wasn’t so much concerned about times today, I just wanted to get into the finals. We have to see what happens Friday.”
Support the Aggies by watching the finals tonight on ESPN. Coverage of the 4×100 meter dash finals begins today at 8:32 EST.