Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Uniform rule recommended in track and field

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Rules Committee recommended all members of teams must wear the same uniforms, starting in the 2018-19 academic year.

Para-athlete leads by example, showing kids with disabilities what’s possible

Coaches who first noticed Tanner Wright’s arm quickly took notice of his effort. Minds changed. That’s what Wright, now a kicker on McMurry’s football team and a sprinter on the track team, wants patients at Dallas’ Scottish Rite Hospital to see.

NCAA awards 2019-22 DI outdoor track and field championships

The NCAA has announced the host sites for the Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the years 2019-22. The University of Texas at Austin will serve as the host site for the 2019 and 2020 championships while the event returns to the University of Oregon for 2021 and 2022.

Unfinished business prompts return to skeleton

A question during a date brought John Daly out of retirement and back to the U.S. skeleton team.

Weinstock set for first Olympic experience

When Evan Weinstock entered the world of bobsledding, he was told his role as a pusher of the sled would demand 90 percent athleticism and 10 percent skill.

Former Ole Miss track coach’s violations and penalty upheld by appeals committee

A finding that the former Ole Miss head track and field coach acted unethically and failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance was upheld by the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee.

North Carolina A&T's Christopher Belcher

Belcher, a transfer student-athlete, earned his way into the spotlight as a standout sprinter in the 100 and 200-meter dashes and the 4x100 meter relay. His coach, Duane Ross, describes him as hardworking and competitive—traits that have impacted his academic progress as well.

Biography

Hometown: Sayville, New York
School: North Carolina A&T State University
Sport: Track and Field (Sprints)
Major: Liberal Studies
Accolades: First Team All-America honors; United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year; 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoor Champion (team title); 2 consecutive MEAC individual titles in both the 100m and 200m; school records in the 200m and 4x100m relay

To maintain eligibility, Belcher put in countless study hall hours and was persistent in using the enhanced academic support services at NC A&T provided through the Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) grant.

Because of his dedication to excel on and off the track, he spent numerous hours with the institution’s learning specialist, Kimberly Burke, to ensure that he would succeed academically first. Through sheer hard work determination, Belcher led the Aggies to their first conference title in 21 years, competed at the USATF Outdoor Championships, and ultimately earned a spot to represent his country in the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

The nurturing and individualized attention Belcher received at NC A&T gave him the academic and athletic confidence he needed to propel him to becoming one of the best sprinters in the world. Despite signing a professional contract with Nike, he is currently enrolled to complete his degree.

Belcher on the impact of the Accelerating Academic Success Program on his success:

“The AASP initiatives absolutely contributed to my success. I wouldn’t be where I am without them. Our learning specialist helped me organize my schedule over a month in advance and I evolved from there to be able to balance classwork and complete assignments before I stepped on the track for competition.” 

Route Toward Success

Julian Lowe had to refuse to let the difficulties he faced stymie his future.

DI competition group to review championships

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee will initiate a review process this fall for championship sports that have 50 or fewer sponsoring schools.

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