Dykes, Robinson Both Earn Medals At NACAC Championships

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TOLUCA, MEXICO -- A gold medal for Chris Dykes and a silver medal for Nick Robinson were earned during the under-23 NACAC Championships this past weekend.

Dykes ran the third leg of the 4 x 100 meter relay as the United States posted a winning time of 38.39 seconds. The relay unit also consisted of Jeremy Hall, Teddy Williams and J-Mee Samuels.

The foursome set a meet record with the victory over Canada (39.31), Cayman Islands (39.68) and Jamaica (39.95).

Robinson recorded a time of 50.74 seconds in the 400 meter hurdles to place second to U.S. teammate Justin Gaymon of Georgia, who won with a 49.50.

Tyrone Edgar adds 100 meters to his Olympic duties for Great Britain

Birmingham, England – After waiting for the verdict in the court hearing regarding Dwain Chambers’ non-participation in the Beijing Olympics this past weekend, Texas A&M’s Tyrone Edgar and Craig Pickering were selected to represent Great Britain in the 100 meters along with Simeon Williamson.

Already chosen to the British 4 x 100 relay pool, Edgar will now get to contest the 100 meters during the Olympics as well. Edgar competed for Texas A&M in 2005 and 2006, earning two All-American honors from the 100 meters and 4 x 100 relay.

“This has been one of the strangest weeks of my life and I don’t ever want another one like it,” said Edgar, who placed fourth in the 100 during the UK Athletics Olympic Trials. “I would have preferred a smoother ride, but it has been like a roller-coaster. Athletics is like that, you have ups and downs.

“I remained hopeful throughout the week I would get selected for the individual 100 meters. Now I have a big smile on my face, the Olympics are the biggest sporting event in the world and I’m really excited to be part of it.”



 
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