Can someone explain to me what the hell is the problem with FAMU's women's track team? Is it jealousy or something else? Their attitude toward other teams, especially us, just stinks.
This is the undercurrent created by the FAMU track coach who ultimately quit on them in mid-season. Other FAMU coaches and athletic administrators did not like her or her attitude, but they put up with it for a while. When she quit, it is my understanding that she was about to be fired (or her contract was not to be renewed) anyway.
Unfortunately, her poison rubbed off on some of her athletes. She is a product of Fort Valley State and a real jackass.
Post by oleschoolaggie on May 22, 2019 13:45:11 GMT -5
the east regionals begin tomorrow. i'm looking for our aggies to make a statement at the regionals. this could be the year for a&t to lay the ground work to make a run for the national championship in the coming years. we've got "highly" recruited talent coming in next year...
she's the "symbol" of lady aggie basketball excellence. its amber calvin's "show time" in aggieland!! the queen of "no look" passes...
A&T's Kayla White uses dancer's precision to create art of speed By Jeff Mills email@example.com May 17, 2019
N.C. A&T’s Kayla White is the school’s first NCAA champion in any sport after winning the 200 at the NCAA Indoor Track Championships in Birmingham, Ala., in March. Khadejeh Nikouyeh/News & Record
GREENSBORO — The dancer still lives within Kayla White. You can see traces of that little girl when the grown woman runs. The power. The body control. The grace.
The art. Now the art of speed, set to music only White hears.
White, the swift senior for N.C. A&T’s No. 13-ranked women’s track and field team, has just two meets remaining in her college career.
The NCAA East regional championships will begin Thursday at North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Two weeks later, Texas hosts the NCAA championships in Austin.
White, who grew up in Miami, heads back to her home state as the top seed in both the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints after a stellar senior year. “It went by so fast,” White says. “My senior year was amazing, winning a national championship in indoor, then transitioning to outdoor and having some of the fastest times in the world. It’s a little bittersweet, because I wanted it to last. Now I’m trying to savor every moment before it’s officially all over.”
If it ended today, White would already hold a place in A&T lore.
She won her second straight MEAC title in the 100 meters this spring, running the race in 10.96 seconds. It’s the top time in the nation this year, the fifth-fastest in history by a college athlete.
She repeated in the 200, too, running that race in 22.52 seconds, also the fastest time in the nation this year.
This after becoming A&T’s first NCAA champion in any sport back in March, when she won the 200 at the NCAA Indoor Track Championships in Birmingham, Ala. Her time of 22.66 seconds was the fastest in the world this year.
Elite sprinters have been building blocks for A&T's team success By Jeff Mills firstname.lastname@example.org May 17, 2019
GREENSBORO — The secret’s out, as if it were ever really a secret at all: N.C. A&T’s track and field teams are pretty darn good.
The Aggies will head off to the NCAA East Regionals at North Florida in Jacksonville on Thursday rated among the nation’s best teams. The men’s and women’s teams both peaked at No. 6 after the MEAC Championships.
The men are No. 9 and the women No. 13 this week, slipping only after some of the power conferences held their league meets.
“We’re not the nation’s best-kept secret anymore,” A&T coach Duane Ross says. “But if people didn’t know we were heading in this direction, then they weren’t paying attention. Because every year we’ve gotten closer and closer.”
Sprinters have been the building blocks for the Aggies’ success.
Chris Belcher, a pro who runs for Nike now, broke MEAC Championship records in the 100 and 200 two years in a row at A&T and finished third in the 100 at the 2017 NCAA Championships in 9.93 seconds.
Now senior Kayla White heads into the NCAAs as the top seed in both the 100 and 200, coming off an NCAA indoor title in the 200 back in March.