Akinkuotu Matches Own School Record in 60 Meters
A'Tolani Akinkuotu tied his own school record with a 6.72 in the 60 meter dash to take second place at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet. In addition, Reggie Reese finished with a season-best 6.83 to take fifth, while Dexter Adams was eighth with a 7.00. NC State also opened up at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.
Akinkuotu was second in the prelims with a 6.79 and then dropped seven hundreths off of his time in the finals for another strong showing.
Reese turned in a 6.88 in the prelims before dropping the five hundreths off of his time in the finals.
In the weight throw, Jason Jones finished sixth with a season and career-best 55'09.25".
At the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Eric Mack and Gavin Coombs both competed in the 1,000 meters.