Means Places Fifth at NCAA Nationals

Mar 10, 2019

Senior earns All-America honors in 200m for second time.


California University of Pennsylvania senior Jae'Len Means placed fifth overall in the finals of the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Championships on Saturday night in Pittsburg, Kan.

Means crossed the finish line with a time of 21.34 seconds while competing in the second heat of the finals. He was unofficially listed sixth overall before a disqualification resulted in him being credited with a fifth-place performance. Means narrowly missed matching his school record of 21.33 seconds set in yesterday's preliminaries.

A 5-foot-9 senior, Means received NCAA First-Team All-America laurels for the first time in his career. He previously earned NCAA Second-Team All-America honors in the 200 meters at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Senior Mobolade Ajomale from Academy of Art (Calif.) repeated as the NCAA National Champion in the 200 meters with a time of 20.88 seconds, which was nearly two-tenths of a second faster than the field.

Cal U opens its outdoor season in two weeks when it hosts the Early Bird Invitational at Roadman Park on March 23.