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A&M's Michael Preble earns double gold at NACAC

July 09, 2012
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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GUANAJUATO, Mexico - Texas A&M senior Michael Preble earned a pair of gold medals during the North America, Central America and Caribbean Association (NACAC) Under-23 Championships this past weekend as he was one of three Aggies competing for the United States during the meet.

Also representing Texas A&M were Sam Humphreys and Prezel Hardy, Jr., who each earned silver medals in the competition.

Preble won the 800 meters in 1:48.69 over Tayron Reyes (1:49.09), Casimir Loxsom (1:49.35), and Richard West (1:49.62).

Later in the meet Preble ran on the USA 4 x 400 relay that clocked a winning time of 3:03.81 to claim gold over a 3:04.33 by the Bahamas. Running with Preble on the relay were James Harris, Chris Vaughn and David Verburg.

Hardy, Jr. recorded a career best time of 20.40 as the silver-medalist in the 200 meters, following the 20.22 posted by the winner, Canada's Tremaine Harris. Keith Ricks, the other U.S. sprinter, picked up the bronze with a 20.50 clocking.

In the men's javelin the U.S. tandem of Tim Glover and Humphreys repeated their 1-2 finish from the NCAA Championships. Glover, of Illinois State, won gold with a toss of 256-10 (78.28) while Humphreys mark of 252-9 (77.04) earned him the silver medal.

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