Darrell Wesh’s Dash to the NCAA Championships


Sep 7, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies mascot is lifted in the stands during the first quarter of the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Western Carolina Catamounts at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The outdoor track and field season is the last sport season of any NCAA sport to finish as classes are done at this point and yet the NCAA Championships still haven’t happened. Of course, the outdoor season doesn’t start till mid-March after the winter indoor track and field season finishes a couple weeks earlier. This gives an athlete the chance to recover from an injury in the indoor season and compete at a high level at the end of the outdoor season.

Darrell Wesh has followed that path and is making a late season push after missing all of the indoor season and most of the outdoor season due to injury. Wesh returned just in time to compete in the NCAA East Regionals and give himself a chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Darrell Wesh knows that he can potentially win a national title if he can run even faster than the 10.14 school record time in the 100 meter dash.

Darrell Wesh ran well at the NCAA East Regionals and has qualfied for the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Oregon in two weeks. Wesh ran a 10.23 to finish with the sixth best time and be one of the 12 qualifiers from the East Regional to get the chance to compete in Eugene. With only running in two meets, Wesh is showing signs that he is going to be ready to make a strong push to try to win a national title.

The senior from Virginia Beach, Virginia had a disappointing finish last season when he ran a 10.34 at the 2013 NCAA Championships. Darrell Wesh has the talent to make it to the finals and if he can run no slower than a 10.20, he should have a great opportunity to get to the finals. This will be Darrell Wesh’s last chance at an outdoor national title and he will want some redemption after last year’s disappointing performance in Eugene. Wesh is starting to peak and it wouldn’t surprise me if he is a serious contender in Eugene in the 100 meter dash along with the fact that he seems likely to challenge his school record in the 100 of 10.14.

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