4 Aggies Step On Medal Podium, BCU's Tiller Named All-American
EUGENE, Ore. - North Carolina A&T State's 4x100-meter relay team, sprinter Christopher Belcher and Bethune-Cookman's Michael Tiller wrapped up the final day of action with All-American honors at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The Aggies' 4x100 relay battled to the end in a hightly-constested race as they placed third in a time of 38.57. The time was the best in NCAT history and the best since 2001. As a result of their finish, the team claimed first-team All-American honors.
Senior Christopher Belcher made up ground in the closing meters of the 100-meter dash as he finished third overall in a time of 10.19 which garnered first-team All-American honors.
Bethune-Cookman's Michael Tiller placed 12th overall in the long jump and received second-team All-American honors. With only three jumps at his disposal, Tiller fouled on his second attempt but overcame the mishap and closed out the event with a mark of 51-7 1/4 feet. His 12th place finish was the highest for a Bethune-Cookman athlete at the NCAA meet since 2016 Olympian Ronnie Ash won the 110 hurdles in 2009.
North Carolina A&T State's Lasheon Strozier also participated in the triple jump but did not record a mark due to several fouls.