EUGENE, Ore.—South Carolina State junior Tyrell Richard represented the MEAC proudly by running a personal best in the 400-meter dash semifinals on Wednesday. Richard set a school record with a time of 44.70 in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field to advance to the finals.
Congrats to MEAC 400 meter Champ SCStateAthletic Junior TYRELL RICHARD running a BLISTERING 44.70 in the 400 meters & qualifying for the NCAA FINALS!
— Dr. Marc Williams (@DrMarcSpitsFire) June 7, 2018
Rodney Rowe from North Carolina A&T State was double trouble on Wednesday in Eugene. He won his heat in the 200-meter semifinals with a 20.49, advancing to the final. The Aggies also advanced to the finals of the men’s 4×100-meter relay running a 39.5 to finish second in its heat race. Rowe was a member of the relay team as well.
Qualified 20:49 semis. On to Finals. Championship time 200m. Rodney Rowe. 🔥🔥🔥@king_rowe25. Had 20:26 the fastest time winning the prelims. @ncattrackfield #aggies 📷 #Tagtheshooter #tagtheshooterphotography #aggiepride @ncatathletics #ncat #aggiesdo #meac #meacsports @ncatsuaggies #hbcu @ncatathletics @meacsports @ncaatrackfield #NCAATF @ncaasports
Women’s action begins on Thursday at the NCAA Championships. Alabama State will compete in the 4×100 relay semifinals. Shamaria Lovett of the Lady Hornets will run in the 400-meter hurdles Thursday evening.