North Carolina A&T’s Akeem Sirleaf qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Via NCATAGGIES.COM : EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T senior sprinter Akeem Sirleaf has qualified for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, also known as the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Sirleaf qualified 11 months ahead of the opening ceremonies. The Liberia Athletes Federation (LAF) made the announcement recently after Sirleaf put together impressive showings from March-June with many of those performances coming in an N.C. A&T uniform. Sirleaf will compete Liberia from July 24, 2020 to Aug. 9, 2020.    “I’m extremely excited for Akeem,” said Duane Ross, N.C.…

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North Carolina A&T wins 2019 Men’s MEAC Outdoor Track&Field Championship

From meacsports.com : Final Results | Championship Central GREENSBORO, N.C., May 4, 2019—A dominant Saturday lifted North Carolina A&T State to the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s outdoor track & field championship at the Irwin Belk Track. The Aggies won their third straight outdoor title and sixth overall. Duane Ross was named the meet’s Outstanding Coach. Bethune-Cookman’s Jeremiah Peters earned Outstanding Field Performer honors, while Wildcat Carlin Berryhill and Norfolk State’s Evans Cheruiyot were named Co-Outstanding Runners. North Carolina A&T State also swept the season – winning the MEAC titles in…

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April 5-7 MEAC Track&Field Recap

From meacsports.com : S.C. State’s Richard Sets World’s Fastest Time in 400 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tyrell Richard, the reigning NCAA indoor champion at 400 meters, set the world’s fastest time in that event this weekend at the North Florida Invitational, running a facility-record 44.81 and winning by nearly three seconds. Results | Recap NCAT’s Debose-Epps Wins Twice at Elon ELON, N.C. — North Carolina A&T State took many of its up and coming track & field athletes a few miles down the road to Elon University Saturday to compete in the Phoenix Invitational…

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MEAC weekly Track & Field Honorees

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va., April 3, 2019—North Carolina A&T State junior Trevor Stewart was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced today, while North Carolina A&T State senior Kayla White was selected as Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. North Carolina A&T State freshman Brandon Hicklin earned Men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors, while Bethune-Cookman sophomore Monae Nichols was named Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. Stewart (Jr., Lorton, Va.) set the nation’s fastest time in the 400 meters this past weekend at the prestigious Florida Relays, winning…

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March 29-31 MEAC Track& Field Recap

From meacsports.com : Morrison, Nichols Highlight B-CU At Embry-Riddle DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Embry-Riddle’s known for having a fast track, but this weekend’s Spikes Classic for Bethune-Cookman was highlighted by the jumps. Results | Recap Four Aggies Win at Florida Relays GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Senior Kayla White picked up where she left off from indoor, junior Trevor Stewart continued his winning ways during the outdoor season and freshman Brandon Hicklin and junior Akeem Sirleaf picked up major wins at the prestigious Florida Relays over the weekend at Percy Beard Track. Results | Recap NCCU Jumpers Shine at Raleigh…

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MEAC announces weekly Track&Field Honorees

From meacsports.com: NORFOLK, Va., March 27, 2019—South Carolina State senior Tyrell Richard was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced today, while North Carolina A&T State sophomore TeJyrica Robinson was selected as Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. Bethune-Cookman senior Jeremiah Peters earned Men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors, while Bethune-Cookman sophomore Monae Nichols was named Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. Richard (Sr., Georgetown, S.C.) picked up right where he left off from the indoor season, winning the 200-meter dash at the Buccaneer Invitational this past weekend with…

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Norfolk State Women’s Track & Field now ranked 28th in the nation

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va. – After a strong showing at the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Norfolk State women’s track & field team has moved up to the No. 28 ranking in the nation according to this week’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Ratings Index. The index, released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), uses the NCAA’s descending order list of performances throughout the season as an indicator to predict team standings at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Spartans were 37th in last week’s…

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NCAT’s Kayla White records world’s fastest 200 time of the year

From meacsports.com : Kayla White of North Carolina A&T State is the fastest 200-meter runner in the world this year. The senior out of Miami, Fla., ran against some of the best athletes in the country in the 200m fastest race at the prestigious Tyson Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas at the Randal Tyson Track Center on Saturday during the second day of competition.  White blew away the field with the fastest time in the world this year, a 22.82 sprint to finish ahead of Alabama’s Tamara Clark who…

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