MEAC Track&Field Recap

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference:

Schedule of Events | Live Results

Broadcast Schedule*

Thursday, June 10: ESPN3, 12:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, 6:30 p.m. ET
Friday, June 11: ESPN3, 3 p.m. ET; ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, June 12: ESPN3, 2 p.m.; ESPNU, 6 p.m. ET

*NOTE:All field events will have a dedicated stream on ESPN3, as will decathlon and hepthalon events. Check event schedule for exact times.

Aggies Strong on Opening Day of NCAAs

EUGENE, Ore. — 
North Carolina A&T State made its presence felt Wednesday evening as the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships got underway at Hayward Field, qualifying for the finals of four separate events.

The quartet of Daniel Stokes, Randolph Ross, Akeem Sirleaf and Trevor Stewart posted the fastest semifinal time in the men’s 4×400-meter relay, running a 3:03.23. The Aggies will go for the NCAA title on Friday, looking to add the outdoor championship to the indoor crown they won back in March.

Ross also posted the fastest time in the 400 meters, winning his heat race in a 45.24. Stewart — who was the national runner-up in the outdoor 400 meters in 2019 — was third with a 45.36, winning his heat and giving the Aggies two finalists in that event.

Javonte Harding, the MEAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships’ Outstanding Runner, ran a 20.28 in his 200-meter heat to qualify for Friday’s final.

The Aggies also qualified for the final in the men’s 4×100-meter relay, winning their heat with a 39.00.

In field action, Brandon Hicklin turned in a personal best in the men’s long jump, leaping 7.91 meters (25 feet, 11.5 inches) to finish fourth.


Coppin State’s Amoah Qualifies for NCAA Finals in 100 Meters

EUGENE, Ore. — 
Coppin State’s Joseph Amoah clocked a 10.21 in the semifinals of the 100-meter dash on Wednesday night to qualify for the NCAA National Championship Round at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

The finals of the 100 meters will be run on Friday at 8:52 p.m. and be televised live on ESPN2.

A senior from Greater Accra, Ghana, Amoah finished fourth in his heat of the 100-meter dash to secure the eighth-fastest time in the semifinal and advance. Amoah also finished fourth in his heat of the 200-meter dash in 20.51, taking 10th overall.


Spartans’ 4×100 Conclude Season at NCAAs

EUGENE, Ore. — 
The Norfolk State men’s 4×100-meter relay team posted a time of 40.18 seconds Wednesday night at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field, but was unable to advance to Friday’s event final.

The quartet of Kai Cole, Keith Brown, Bryan-Madison Ahouman and Trequan Barnes placed eighth in its heat and 21st overall out of the 24 teams that qualified for the championship meet.


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