Cravont Charleston

Junior Cravont Charleston competes at the Raleigh Relays on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Paul Derr Track and Field Facility. NC State got sixth in the men's 4x400m with a 3:16.47 in the Raleigh Relays.

NC State sent seven athletes to the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, and almost half came back with All-America honors. Junior sprinter Cravont Charleston, senior distance runner Nell Crosby and redshirt freshman distance runner Ian Shanklin all made second-team All-American honors with top-15 finishes in their respective events.

On day one, Charleston competed in the 100-meter dash, running a wind-aided 10.13. That time is the second-fastest 100-meter dash in NC State history. Charleston placed 14th in the event and became NC State’s first All-American in the 100-meter dash since Alvis Whitted in 1996. The men’s 4x100-meter relay team qualified for the NCAA Championships but did not advance to the semifinals.

On day two, Crosby broke NC State’s record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by almost three seconds. Her 9:58.09 time was good for fifth-best in her heat and advanced her to the finals.

On day three, Shanklin ran in the men’s 5,000-meter final and placed 11th with a time of 14:13.57. Freshman Jemar Davis competed in the men’s triple jump final. His longest distance of 50'1.75" was 23rd-best in the event.

On day four, Crosby competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final. She ran a 10:35.47 and finished 12th in the event. Overall, track and field finished the season strong, and the Wolfpack will look to continue that momentum going into next year.