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North Carolina A&T outdoor track has outstanding weekend at USC

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North Carolina A&T outdoor track team had  amazing outings recently at the University of Texas and South Carolina resulting in high praises from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

The Aggies competed in the 93rd annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, which consisted of the Lady Aggies winning the 200m as well as the Women’s hammer throw in Weems Baskins Invitational at South Carolina. Aggie sophomore Cambrea Sturgis earned MEAC female track athlete of the week honors as a result of her performance last weekend, placing 1st in the 200m race. Sturgis also participated in the women’s 100m race where she placed 3rd, as well as the women’s 4×400 where she joined Symone Darius, Kamaya Debose-Epps, and Jonah Ross asthe Aggies finished 4th. Sophomore Jasmine Jenkins and senior Loren James placed 1st and 2nd in the women’s hammer throw at USC, solidifying an outstanding weekend for the Lady Aggies. 

Last weekend’s success was not exclusive to the women’s track and field team. The N.C A&T outdoor track and field men’s 4×400 team broke the world record for the fastest time, leading the next closest competitors by a full second. The 4×400 team, Daniel Stokes, Randolph Ross Jr., Elijah Young, and Trevor Stewart, completed this feat just two weeks after winning the Division I national championship at the University of Arkansas. In the 100mh, Rasheem Brown and Cory Poole participated in the finals, with Brown placing 4th, and Poole finishing 6th. Stewart’s performance at the University of Texas earned him MEAC male track athlete of the week. 

The Aggies look to continue their success this weekend as they travel to Florida relays in Gainsville, as well as High Point University.