When asked what his strategy was in running his NCAA national championship-winning 400-meter race, freshman Randolph Ross Jr. mistakenly gave the world a small glimpse into one of track and field’s most important and extraordinary relationships.
“Me and my dad,” Ross Jr., said referring to his father and North Carolina A&T’s director of track field and field programs, Duane Ross.
“Well, me and my coach, sorry,” Ross Jr. said as he quickly changed Ross’s title. “We’ve been working on the first 350 (meters) because we know I’m strong. We’ve been training for this all year. We knew if I got to 350 first, the rest would be easy.”