Virginia Tech’s Track & Field teams participated in the National Championships last week. The events concluded on Saturday, and several Hokies did very well. In fact, three earned All-American honors.
Freshman Queen Harrison was Virginia Tech’s most impressive performer in Sacramento. She earned All-American honors in two different events. First she finished 5th in the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.98 seconds. After that, she wrapped up her trip with a 3rd place finish in the 400m hurdles with a new school record time of 55.81 seconds.
Her performance in the 400m hurdles also ranks her 3rd in the all-time Junior rankings, which is for competitors 19 years old and under. Since she is only a freshman, she has quite a future ahead of her at Virginia Tech.
Justin Clickett also claimed All-American honors by posting a shot put throw of 19.11m to place 6th in the nation. He scored the only three points of the event for the men’s team.
And finally, Brittany Prior finished ninth in the women’s shot put competition. Her throw of 16.19m helped the women’s team to their 21st place finish.
Overall, the Virginia Tech Track & Field teams had a very successful season, especially the women’s team. The women’s team won the ACC Championship, as well as the NCAA Eastern Regional Championship.