The women are most likely to get us into the Top 5 because Kayla White can potentially win both the 100/200M AND Cambrea can get a 1-2 finish in the 200M and points in the 100M. That's potential 30-36 from those 2 alone. I expect Maddie Akobundu in the 100MH and the Women's 4x100 to make the final and point. I love that Tori made it to Austin, but she will have to run the race of her life (again) to make the 400M final.
The men's side is trickier. Jaylan Mitchell & Michael Bell having to redshirt in the 100M, 200M, LJ and 4x100 hurts us at this level. Rodney Rowe will point high in the 100M/200M. Trevor Stewart is the favorite to win the 400M for 10 pts. We should point pretty well in the 4x100M and 4x400M. The wildcards are Michael Dickson in the 110MH, Akeem Sirleaf in the 200/400M and Akeem Lindo in the 400MH. If we can make finals in 2 of those 4 events and collect points, we have a decent shot at a Top-5 finish on the men's side.
But as constructed for 2019-20, the injury bug struck us pretty hard from a national perspective. But we're still in it.
Excellent East Prelim Gives A&T Chances to Win National Titles
NCATAGGIES.COM Sat, May 25
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information Cambrea Sturgis ran a nation's best 22.52 in the 200m. Photo by Erin E. Mizelle
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –With all four relay teams earning their way to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships scheduled for June 5-8 at the University of Texas, the path is now set for the North Carolina A&T men’s and women’s track and field track teams to accomplish things no other Division I school its size or resources has ever done nationally.
Saturday was the final day of the 2019 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round held at the University of North Florida at Hodges Stadium. The Aggies women’s and men’s 4x100-meter relay teams qualified for NCAA nationals along with their men’s and women’s 4x400 relay teams.
In addition to four relay teams in Austin, Texas, the Aggies will also be featured in several other events at nationals. Those events could equate to numerous points for the Aggies as they go after individual, relay and team national championships in June. The top-12 from each heat advances. The 12 is made up of the top-3 finishers from each heat and the next three best times.