May 6th, 2019 | Written by Thomas Scott
Greensboro, NC |This weekend the North Carolina A&T Aggies continued their recent reign over MEAC opponents. The Aggies were favored to win the 2019 MEAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship; however the road to victory was far from easy.
The men’s team came into the final day in second place, trailing the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats . The ladies entered into the final day of competition in third place, trailing both Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman.
The Aggies in the midst of a historic run. Not only did was this their third straight MEAC outdoor track and field title. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the Aggies have already won championships in men’s cross country and indoor track and field this year.
Trevor Stewart ran an NCAA best 44.38 in the 400m. Rodney Rowe won gold in both the 100m (10.05) and the 200m (20.12). The 20.12 time in 200m was the second fastest time recorded in the NCAA this season. The Aggies also won gold in the 4×400 and 4×100 relays.
The Aggies needed a dominate performance on the final day of competition to secure the championship. Heading into the final day, the Aggies trailed first placed Bethune-Cookman by 45.5 points. Senior sprinter Kayla White, led the comeback by winning gold in both the 100m and 200m for the second straight season. White recorded the fifth fastest 100m time in women’s NCAA history, running a 10.96.
The Aggie trio of Kayla White, Cambrea Sturgis, and Kamaya Debose-Epps took the top three spots in the 200m race. Tori Ray also brought home gold in the 400m. The Aggies sprinters also dominated relays, beating the rest of the field by nearly two seconds in 4x100m race.