RALEIGH, N.C. – LL Cool J once had a
song that started "Don't' call it a comeback, I been here for
That could be the theme song for senior DeAngelo Wilson (Richmond, Va.) as he enters his final spring as part of the Virginia Commonwealth University men's track & field program.
After being a standout for his first two seasons with the Black & Gold, Wilson battled nagging injuries last year, but has emerged as a leader once again this spring and continued his success with a top-five performance at the prestigious Raleigh Relays, hosted by N.C. State University.
Wilson placed fifth with a time of 21.46, ahead of athletes from North Carolina, Georgetown and conference rival, George Mason.
The 4x800 meter relay team provided the other bright spot for the Rams this weekend earning a spot in the IC4A Championships in early May.
Juniors Ben Rodman (Williamsburg, Va.) and Axel Mostrag (Krasnik, Poland) teamed with sophomore Tyler Simmons (Manassas, Va.) and freshman Justin Kendall (Richmond, Va.) to clock a time of 7:42.26, good enough for seventh-place.
Simmons wasn't done as he logged a time of 3:57.11 in the 1500-meter run, which placed him in the top-12 in the event.
The Rams return to action next weekend at the 45th annual Colonial Relays, hosted by the College of William & Mary.