No HBCU athlete won a national title this weekend at the Track and Field Championships but there were still victories. Finishing in the top eight of the field ensures first-team All America status, and HBCUs were represented in that regard.
— SC State Bulldogs (@SCStateAthletic) June 10, 2018
Tyrell Richard from South Carolina State finished fifth in the 400-meters finals at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Oregon. He ran a time of 45.10 in the race won by Southern Cal’s Michael Norman in a collegiate record time of 43.61.
Rowe does a double dip
The 4×100 meters relay team from North Carolina A&T picked up an eighth-place finish. Joel Thomas, Michael Dickson, Michael Bell and Rodney Rowe earned All America honors. Rowe became a three-time All American for his career after running a 20.52 in the 200-meters final. That was good for a fifth-place finish.
Check out these 📸 from Martha Bissah's stint at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last week:https://t.co/HKfleszRKk
— NSU Athletics (@NSUSpartans) June 11, 2018
Norfolk State’s Martha Bissah earned first team honors as well. She finished sixth in the 800-meters final running a 2:06.79.