April 2015

Falcons sweep CIAA Championships



CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Saint Augustine’s University swept the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Complex on the Johnson C. Smith University campus on April 18. The Falcons won their 18th straight CIAA men’s championship,scoring 158 points. Virginia Union was second with 132.5 and Johnson C. Smith finished third with 120 points.

The Lady Falcons scored 178 points to capture their 14th CIAA women’s title in 19 years and first since 2010. Winston-Salem State was second with 161 points and Johnson C. Smith was third with 74 points. The last time the Falcons and Lady Falcons swept the CIAA championships was 2010.
Matthew Huckabee of The Lincoln was named CIAA Men’s Field Most Valuable Performer and Immanuel Hutchinson of Saint Augustine’s was selected CIAA Men’s Track MVP. Ebony Moore of Livingstone was chosen CIAA Women’s Field MVP and Fanta Fofana of Saint Augustine’s University was selected CIAA Women’s Track MVP.
The men’s winners on Saturday were Andrew Alexander of Johnson C. Smith (javelin throw), David Shaw of Saint Augustine’s (triple jump), Hutchinson of Saint Augustine’s (1500-meter run, 800-meter run), Justin Williams of Virginia State (110-meter hurdles), Omar Johnson of Saint Augustine’s (400-meter dash), Daniel Jamieson (100-meter dash), Patrick Campbell of Johnson C. Smith (400-meter hurdles), Burkheart Ellis, Jr. of Saint Augustine’s (200-meter dash), Luis Nieves of Virginia Union (5000-meter run) and Huckabee of The Lincoln (discus throw).  
Johnson C. Smith won the 4×100-meter relay in 40.15 seconds which tied the nation’s best in Division II this season. Saint Augustine’s was the winner in the 4×400-meter relay.
The women’s winners on Saturday were Tajanel McNeill of Winston-Salem State (triple jump), Kenrisha Brathwaite of Johnson C. Smith (100-meter hurdles), Quanera Hayes of Livingstone (200-meter dash, 400-meter dash), C’Evon Jones of Virginia Union (100-meter dash), Tia-Adana Belle of Saint Augustine’s (400-meter hurdles), Raven Hamilton of Winston-Salem State (800-meter run), Brionna Singleton of Virginia Union (high jump) and Chelsey Fuller of Virginia State (discus throw).
Saint Augustine’s captured the 4×100-meter relay in a nation’s best time of 45.17 seconds in Division II, and the Lady Falcons also won the 4×400-meter relay.