AUSTIN, Texas,—North Carolina A&T State senior Kayla White turned in another personal-best effort in the 100 meters at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium on Saturday, but she had to settle for a runner-up finish.
White clocked in at 10.95 for her second sub-11 time of the season (she ran a 10.96 in winning the MEAC title in the event on May 4, which had been the top time in the nation heading into this weekend). But she finished second, as LSU’s Sha’Carri Richardson set a new collegiate record with a 10.75.
The finish gave the Aggies their second runner-up effort of the meet; Trevor Stewart came in second in the men’s 400 meters on Friday.
Norfolk State’s Kiara Grant was sixth in the 100 meters with a Spartan- and Jamaican-record 11.04.
In the women’s 200 meters, North Carolina A&T State freshman Cambrea Sturgis came in third after running a personal-best 22.40. White, who won the NCAA title at 200 meters during the indoor season, came in seventh with a 22.81.
The evening’s action started with the women’s 4x100-meter relay, in which North Carolina A&T State ran a 43.09 to come in sixth.
Coppin State's Joseph Amoah claimed two top-10 finishes on Friday. He finished eighth in the men's 100m with a time of 10.22. In the 200m final, Amoah was clocked at 20.19 and finished sixth.
A&T's Michael Dickson finished sixth in the men's 110m hurdles final on Friday with a time of 13.71.
In field events, Tennessee State's R'Lazon Summerfield finished 11th in the men's triple jump on Friday.
Wednesday, Alabama State's Jamie Brown finished sixth in the men's long jump final.
Bethune-Cookman's Monae Nichols finished 18th in the women's long jump final on Thursday.
Competitors are likely to learn their All-American status early next week, when the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announces its All-America teams.
~MEACSports.com contributed to this story