East Orange Campus HS alums Akeem Lindo and Cory Poole excel at NCAA Track & Field Division 1 National Championships

Akeem Lindo leaps over a hurdle while competing for North Carolina A&T State in a meet this season.
Photo courtesy of Dakota Williams/UAA Communications
Cory Poole jumps over a hurdle for the University of Florida in a meet this season.

EAST ORANGE, NJ – East Orange Campus High School alumni Akeem Lindo and Cory Poole competed for their respective colleges at the NCAA Track & Field Division 1 National Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Tex, hosted by the University of Texas, June 5-8.

Poole, a sophomore at the University of Florida, and Lindo, a freshman at North Carolina A&T State University, competed in the 400 hurdles preliminaries. Lindo finished in 10th place in a time of 50.38, while Poole finished in 17th place in 50.83.

Lindo also was part of NC A&T’s 4×400-meter relay team that finished fifth in the finals in 3:01.50.

Florida finished second overall in the men’s team standings, 10 points behind team champion Texas Tech. NC A&T tied with Arkansas for 15th place in the team standings.

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