People Places Events In History Terms Organizations
Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > HBCU Sports > Post Content

A&T sprinter Chris Belcher turning pro, racing in U.S. championships at Sacramento (video) (1195 hits)

Eddie Wooten eddie.wooten@greensboro.com



"I looked up at the board, and it said, 'Chris Belcher, 9.99,'" he says of his wind-aided time. "I jumped with joy and excitement. It was a really special moment. I gave my coach a hug, and my teammates were jumping me. It was one of the most fun track meets I've been to this year."


Belcher will have more fun meets in his future
and likely better performances. But the newly minted three-time first-team NCAA All-America, who ran a 9.93 100 and helped his team finish in 14th place at the recent Division I championships, will achieve them as a professional. The Sayville, N.Y., native and transfer from Monroe College, who will run in the USA Track & Field national championships starting today in Sacramento, Calif., is giving up his final season of college eligibility.


"He'll sign with a sponsor after the USA championships, and then he's off to build his professional career," fifth-year A&T coach and former pro hurdler Duane Ross says. "He's going to finish school. He's at a point where he's ready to move on. It's time for him to seize on this opportunity. He can make a good living at it. He's hot right now, he's running fast. It's time for him to capitalize on that and get ready for the next phase of track and field."


As memorable as that 9.99 is, Belcher also will remember how he could've performed better.


"I stumbled coming out of the blocks, my third step," he recalls. "Everyone started to pass me. I got up and just started running. About 80 meters, I finally caught them. About 90, I started to take off a little, and I dipped and leaned. ...


Video: http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/wooten_running_shorts/a-t-sprinter-chris-belcher-turning-pro-racing-in-u/article_f6bfe698-56ad-11e7-8d9a-0766cab345bc.html
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Wednesday, June 21st 2017 at 8:46PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
EEEEwwwwww Babay Eeeewwww Babeee
Come and Get it!
Meditate Monday
Bloom and Grow with Elly....Let's Go!
It's never too late to honor Dad!
Tyra Banks: I was so successful, but I was exhausted and sad.
A Top Food for Boosting Fiber Intake
How to Improve Your Reading Comprehension
Forward This Sports Entry!
HBCU Sports Home
Employer Showcase
>> more | add
Latest Jobs
Assistant Track & Field Coach with University of Iowa-Athletics in Iowa City, IA.
Change a child's life with Reading Partners in Denver with Reading Partners in Denver, CO.
Instructor in Human Anatomy, Histology with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL.
Assistant Vice President for Student Experience with CUNY Hunter College in New York, NY.
PATIENT ACCTS ASSOC with Premier Health in Dayton, OH.
>> more | add
Latest Member Activity
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled 'redemption from the matrix, free from government imposed ignorance becoming & operating as a secured '. 04:33PM
gregory boulware, esq. just posted a blog entitled '~ "the jihad vs. the crusade" ~'. 03:51PM
tanisha everage just became a new member. 10:31AM
tazadaq shaah just posted a blog entitled 'redemption from the matrix, free from government imposed ignorance becoming & operating as a secured '. 02:41PM
channin bassett just edited his profile. 08:47PM
channin bassett just became a new member. 08:45PM
tazadaq shaah just posted a blog entitled 'why you are a corporate slave, debtor, legal fiction iuic :for the israelites and true believer '. 02:46PM
gregory boulware, esq. just posted a blog entitled '~ 'the proclamation' ~'. 01:37PM
tazadaq shaah just posted a blog entitled 'edification for iuic sovereignty misinformation stultifying creditors status correction '. 08:41AM
scratchylus s just posted a blog entitled 'sweet child precious little child official video starring scratchylus,empress reggae, & kiddus i'. 01:58AM
scratchylus s just became a new member. 01:49AM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~ “sedition – treason, what’s the difference?” ~'. 05:28PM
>> more | invite friends