COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A trio of Texas A&M athletes will compete in the NACAC U23 Championships this weekend in Queretaro, Mexico. Devin Dixon and Syaira Richardson will be part of the United States team while Jazmine Fray represents Jamaica during the event held from July 5-7.
The following week, Aggie Tyra Gittens will compete in the World University Games for Trinidad and Tobago with track and field action taking place from July 8-13 in Napoli, Italy. Gittens is scheduled to compete in the high jump and long jump.
In the North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships, Richardson will compete in the 400m, with semifinal action on Friday evening and the final held on Saturday evening. Dixon and Fray will contest their respective 800m races in the semifinal during Saturday’s morning session and the final on Sunday morning.
Fray won the NCAA title in the 800m last month in Austin with a collegiate-leading time of 2:01.31 and recently finished second in the Jamaican Championships with a clocking of 2:03:01. Richardson, a silver medalist at 400m in both SEC meets this season, set a career best of 51.17 in the outdoor conference final.
Teaming up on the winning 4x400 relay at the NCAA Championships, Fray and Richardson handled the third and fourth legs, respectively, as Texas A&M established a school record with a world-leading 3:25.57.
Dixon produced a time of 1:44.94 as runner-up in the NCAA 800m and anchored A&M’s winning 4x400 relay with a 44.11 split as the Aggies generated a world-leading and school record time of 2:59.05, just missing the collegiate record of 2:59.00. Dixon set a career outdoor best of 1:44.76 in claiming his third consecutive SEC Outdoor 800m title.