Pirate Relay Team Earns Spot In National Championship Meet
May 28, 2006
GREENSBORO, N.C. --- The East Carolina foursome of senior DeAndre Hyman and freshman Jerek Hewett, David Rucker and Kevin Thompson registered a season-best time of 39.88 in the 4x100 relay, earning a third place finish and a spot in the NCAA National Championships here Saturday during the NCAA East Regional Track & Field Championship final.
The NCAA National Championships are scheduled for June 7-10 at Sacramento, Calif.
Florida State won the event with a time of 38.90 followed by Clemson with a mark of 39.76. Georgia was another NCAA Championship qualifier, placing fourth, registering a time of 40.05.
Junior Chelsea Salisbury was the lone woman to compete for ECU on the final day of competition. Salisbury placed 12th in the hammer throw with a toss of 54.99 meters.