Virginia State University’s seven time All-American student-athlete, Samantha Edwards (senior/ Elmont, NY) and USA World Indoor Silver Medalist, Track and Field Assistant Coach Jernail Hayes (New Castle, DE), will toe the line over the next two weeks attempting to earn a spot representing the USA later this summer at the 2012 London Olympic Games. From June 2011 until this past Sunday (June 17th) anyone in the country had the opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Trials, held in Eugene, OR on June 22nd – July 1st. The USA Track & Field (USATF) selects the top 28 athletes in the entire country in the two events which VSU will be represented. Edwards has qualified in the 400m dash, while Hayes has qualified in the 400m Hurdles.
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Virginia State University\'s Andre Faulcon advanced to the finals in the 100 meter dash at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Abile Christian University in Texas with a 10.46. In the first day of competition on Thursday, Faulcon finished sixth among the 25 entrants to advance as a top eight finisher to Saturday\'s final. Teammate Joe Williams finished 15th in the long jump competition on Thursday with a leap of 22-05.25.