Ricks qualifies for track championship

Published 10:08 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2012

At the NCAA East Preliminary Round last weekend in Jacksonville, Keith Ricks of Suffolk, running for Virginia Tech, qualified in three events for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship.

He qualified as an individual in the 100 meters and 200 meters and also anchored the 4×100 meter relay team for a spot at the national championship.

He re-set his own school record in the 200 meters twice in as many days, running a time of 20.46 in the first round Friday, before coming back to run 20.45 in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

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Ricks is the lone Hokie to qualify in multiple individual events for the NCAA Championship this year.