Aggies’ 4×1 Teams Win at F&F Games NCA&T
If the North Carolina A&T men are to win any gold at the MEAC Championships this season, Jarrell Elliott and the relay teams will likely be involved. The Aggie relay teams have competed well against some of the best teams in the country this outdoor season.
When they had a chance to perform in front of the home crowd at Irwin Belk Track, they looked even better. On Saturday, the North Carolina A&T track and field team completed its first home track meet of the season with the second day of The Friendship and Freedom Games at Irwin Belk Track.
The Aggies competed well despite adverse weather conditions. There was a 45-minute delay because of inclement weather. Once the meet resumed, the wind gusted up to 40 miles per hour.
“The team showed a lot of mental toughness today,” said N.C. A&T associate head coach James Daniels. “In order to be the championship program we want to be, we must be able to perform in all conditions. I thought we competed at a high level in tough conditions. It was great to see.”
The men’s 4×100 meter relay team of Darryl Williams, Jonathan Hancock, Jarrell Elliott and Earl House placed first with a time of 40.65. The time was not even their best showing. The team has finished below 40 seconds this season. Elliott stepped away from his teammates to win the men’s 400 meters. He also had a sixth-place finish in the men’s 200 meters. His 21.08 time in the 200 was a personal record.