May 27, 2011

WILSON’S RUN COMES TO AN END AT NCAA QUARTERFINALS

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior DeAngelo Wilson has talked all year about his desire to leave a legacy on the VCU Track & Field program.

The Richmond, Va. native did just that in his final season with the Black & Gold, but unfortunately his run ended just short of his ultimate goal as he placed 22nd in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Quarterfinals. Only the top 12 times move on to NCAA Championships.

"I'm proud of the way DeAngelo dedicated himself this year and I'm happy for him to be able to reach this stage in his final season," Head Coach Jon Riley said. "He wanted so bad to reach nationals and gave it all he had. He definitely left his mark on the VCU track program."

Wilson was in the third and final heat on Friday, clocking in at 10.55. Jeff Demps out of the University of Florida was the top finisher with a time of 10.19.

Although he battled nagging injuries throughout his career with the Rams, Wilson finishes his career as a three-time NCAA participant. It was the third time he reached in the 100-meter, also running in the event as a freshman and sophomore.

Wilson will now pursue his lifelong dream of turning pro.

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