North Carolina A&T State University Christopher Belcher A Possible Contender For The Olympics

Christopher Belcher is North Carolina A&T State University’s has been making big waves and is currently in a position to contend for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team that will compete in Tokyo in 2020.

Racing at the NCAA Division I Track & Field Nationals in Eugene, Ore., Belcher was third in the 100 meters, fifth in the 200 meters and ran a leg on the Aggies’ third-place 4×100 relay team.

The Long Island, N.Y., native was the top reason A&T scored 16 points to finish the nationals tied for 14th place, the highest position ever for any historically black college or university.

“Christopher is by far one of the hardest working athletes I’ve ever coached,” said Coach Duane Ross.

“He wants it all — NCAAs, Olympic Trials and eventually the Olympics. He is an absolute joy to coach and watch compete, and his future is very bright.”

In the 100-meter semifinals on June 8, Belcheran the event in 9.93 seconds, the second fastest time by a collegian this year and the sixth fastest time ever at the NCAA.

Belcher, who transferred last year to North Carolina A&T State University from Monroe Community College in New York, will head to the west coast for the U.S. National Championships on June 22 through 25 in Sacramento, Calif.

He is in a position to contend for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team that will compete in Tokyo in 2020. Cited at RichmondFreePress.Com

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