North Carolina A&T showed the country this week — and quite frankly all season — that it’s more than an FCS football power.
The group finished the weekend with four top-four placements in both the women’s and men’s championships — the only program in the nation to pull off the trick at the event.
Former Olympian and head coach Duane Ross led the men to a third-place finish, the highest ever for a D1 HBCU, and the women to a fourth-place finish.
After it was over, the social media world showered North Carolina A&T with enormous praise.
Olympian and head coach Duane Ross led the men to a 3rd place finish, the highest ever for a D1 HBCU, and the women to a 4th place finish.
— USATF (@usatf) June 13, 2021
Ross’ son, Randolph, ran the third-fastest time in NCAA history to win a national championship in the men’s 400-meter dash.
— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) June 12, 2021
Yes, World. Get used to it. You’re going to hear this name a lot… https://t.co/vTTEN1NcBj
— The Yard HBCU Sports (@TheYardHBCU) June 12, 2021
Not to be outdone, Cambrea Sturgis blazed to wins in the women’s 100-meter and 200-meter finals to take home individual titles.
Yesterday @NCATAGGIES introduced the world to @jun1or_77. Today, we present to the world the fastest woman in @NCAATrackField. She is @ncatsuaggies @CambreaSturgis. https://t.co/LsWAHsEysX pic.twitter.com/pBCPweVVDx
— N.C. A&T Athletics (@NCATAGGIES) June 13, 2021