ASU comes ups empty at nationals

PUEBLO, Colo. — The Albany State men’s track & field team took six athletes to the NCAA Division II national meet this weekend, but none advanced past the preliminaries of their respective events.

Untayous Benson and Isaiah Leggette had the Rams’ top finishes, finishing 15th in their respective events but failing to finish in the Top 9 to advance to the finals.

Benson came in 15th out of 24 competitors in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.28 on Friday, while Leggette finished 15th out of 22 in the triple jump with a leap of 14.46 meters on Saturday. Jared Jordan finished 20th in the 200 on Friday with a time of 21.53.

On Thursday, the 400 relay team of Benson, Jordan, Garrett Reynolds and Mario Barker finished 11th out of 14 with a time of 40.89, while Jordan Thompson finished 20th out of 21 in the 400 hurdles with a time of 54.39.