Texas A&M track & field All-American Charokee Young clocked a world-leading women’s 400m time at 49.87, while fellow All-American Kaylah Robinson broke the women’s 100m hurdles school record with a time of 12.71 (w/1.9), Saturday evening at the Tom Jones Memorial at the James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track.
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Charokee Young brought fans to their feet after winning the women’s 400m at a personal best time of 49.87. The sophomore bettered her mark as the second-fastest Aggie performer all-time and ranks fourth fastest in collegiate history. Junior Tierra Robinson-Jones followed in second with a personal best time of 50.89, which ranks as the fourth-fastest performer in school history. Freshman Kennedy Wade ran a personal best time of 52.48 to place eighth overall.
Robinson’s time broke a near 25-year old record previously held by Anjanette Kirkland at 12.74. The senior now holds two of the three fastest times in Aggie history. Senior Deshae Wise followed with a time of 13.05 (w/1.9), making her the seventh-fastest performer in school history.
“It’s a huge run for Charokee Young. It’s the best time in the world, what else can you say. I’m extremely pleased with her and Tierra [Robinson-Jones]. Tierra ran 50.89 which is a personal best and the fourth-fastest time in the country. Kennedy [Wade] also had a good meet at 52.48, that’s her personal best. Those three did very well.
Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete placed third in the women’s 800m with a time of 2:03.16. The senior’s time moved her to No. 4 on the Aggie all-time list and currently ranks No. 6 in the NCAA this season.
Sophomore Lamara Distin highlighted the field events for the Maroon & White after winning the women’s high jump at a clearance of 6-2.25/1.89m. Distin entered the competition at 5-9.75/1.77m clearing it on her first attempt. The All-American then cleared 5-10.75/1.80m, 6-0/1.83m, 6-1.25/1.86m and 6-2.25/1.89m, all on first attempts before failing to clear 6-3.5/1.92m.
Other notable performances include sophomore Alessio Pirruccio in men’s hammer throw becoming the third-best performer in school history at 189-6/57.77m and freshman Bryce Foster becoming the ninth-best Aggie all-time in the men’s shot put at 61-0.75/18.61m.
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