UNCP Remains Second In Latest USTFCCCA Region Poll
NEW ORLEANS – Coming off competition at the Aggie Classic, the UNCP men's track and field team was ranked second in the region rankings of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the sixth consecutive week on Tuesday.
Mount Olive still leads the region in first, while the Black and Gold trail in second with King, Anderson (S.C.), Mars Hill, Columbus State, Wingate, Lees-McRae, Limestone and Clayton State following in order.
Freshman Shaquille Ray improved on his 100m dash time with a new personal best of 10.65 seconds set at the Aggie Classic to boost him into the top spot in the region in the event.
Senior AJ Davis Jr. moved into third individually in the discus throw with a mark of 42.06m set at the Aggie Classic to clinched a new personal best in the event.
The men's track and field team will be represented by junior Pardon Ndhlovu at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 24 in the 10,000m run.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is the non-profit professional organization that represents men's and women's cross country and track & field coaches in the United States. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members, including 91% of NCAA coaches. USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches' interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.