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Virgina State ran their way to 10 all-America trophies

3/28/2013, 5:31 p.m.
Virgina State ran their way to 10 all-America trophies

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Virgina State ran their way to 10 all-America trophies

Virginia State University, which has one of the top Black College athletic programs in the country, sent eight student athletes to compete in the 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala., and the Trojans returned with 10 All-American trophies and a National Champion in the women's 400-meter dash. Sprinter Samantha Edwards won her first national title by winning the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.52 seconds. Edwards later ran in the 200-meter dash and finished 8th overall with a time of 25.33, allowing her to claim her second All-American trophy of the championship. Capping off a monumental experience for Edwards, she anchored the women's 4x400-meter relay team, which collected more accolades. Edwards will end her athletic career with a total of 10 NCAA All-American Trophies and a national title. The Trojans' women's 4x400-meter relay team of Alicia Terry, Jovonne Tyson-King, Taylor-Ashley Bean and Samantha Edwards finished seventh in their event with their fastest time of the yeara, 3:46.42. All four received All-American honors; this was the second All-American accolade for Tyson-King.Virgina State ran their way to 10 all-America trophies.