Hall sets record in the 40
February 20, 2003

DeAngelo Hall recorded the fastest time in the 40-yard dash on Tech's timing day, running a 4.15 and setting a new school record in the process. Hall broke the previous record of 4.21 set by former tailback Keith Burnell last February.

Tech's strength and conditioning staff held the annual timing day at Tech's Rector Field House and the Hokies ran on the Mondo-surfaced indoor track. Hall, a rising junior from Deep Creek High in Chesapeake, Va., blew away the rest of the team. He ran the 40 three times, being timed by three members of Tech's coaching staff each time. His slowest recorded 40 time was a 4.3.

Tech's assistant AD for athletic performance, Mike Gentry, and his staff were calculating the results of the 40 times and the shuttle run at the time this scoop was being posted (6 p.m.). Tailback Kevin Jones, a rising junior from Chester, Pa., also ran well, recording consistent times in the 4.2-range, and defensive back Vinnie Fuller, who a rising junior from Baltimore who qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships, ran in the 4.3s.

Also, Chris Shreve, a rising senior from Mouth of Wilson, Va., was the fastest senior, running consistently in the 4.3 range.