M. Track & Field Heads to VT Challenge
RALEIGH, N.C. - Led by A'Tolani Akinkuotu, who ranks 12th nationally in the 60m dash, will lead NC State into the VT Challenge in Blacksburg, Va. Akinkuotu has posted four NCAA Indoor Provisional qualifying times this season in the 60m, including his school-record 6.68.
In addition to Akinkuotu, John Martinez will also compete, as he will run the mile. Martinez is currently 24th nationally with a 8:00.76, the third-best time in school history.
Jason Jones, who ranks fourth in the shot put and sixth in the weight throw in the ACC, will lead the throwers.
Lamont Savage is ninth in the ACC in the long jump and will be competing in that event in addition to the 60m dash at the VT meet.
Kwame Boatwright is 10th in the league in the triple jump, and he will be competing in that event in addition to the 400m.