CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Top-ranked Saint Augustine’s University was victorious in three men’s events in the JCSU Invitational at the Irwin Belk Complex on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
The winners were Burkheart Ellis, Jr. (Sr./Raleigh, NC), David Shaw (Sr./St. Pauls, NC) and Jerome Exeter (Jr./West Palm Beach, FL). Ellis won the 200-meter dash in a provisional qualifying time of 20.99 and Shaw won the long jump with a leap of 21-7.5. Exeter captured the triple jump with a provisional qualifying mark of 49-6.5.
The trio led the Falcons to a first-place tie with Wingate University in the men’s team events with 68 points each. The University of Mount Olive was third with 59 points. The Falcons, ranked No. 1 nationally in Division II, posted 16 top-10 finishes in the men’s events.
Tia-Adana Belle (Jr./St. George, Barbados), the NCAA Division II National Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week, led the Lady Falcons in the women’s events. She placed second in the 400-meter dash in a provisional qualifying time of 55.08. The Lady Falcons, the nation’s top-ranked women’s Division II team, recorded 12 top-10 finishes.
Below are the top-10 performers for the Falcons and Lady Falcons at the meet. The numbers indicate where they finished in their respective events.
9. Brent Arceneaux
10. La’Kai Whatley
1. Burkheart Ellis, Jr. (20.99 – Provisional Qualifying Time)
6. Daniel Jamieson (21.22 – Provisional Qualifying Time)
7. La’Kai Whatley
10. Kendall Kee
4. Khari Herbert, Jr. (47.69 – Provisional Qualifying Time)
4. Shaquille Dill
7. Immanuel Hutchinson
4. Shawn Rowe (14.43 – Provisional Qualifying Time)
2.(tie) Kirvano Handfield (6-9.75 – Provisional Qualifying Mark)
1. David Shaw
8. Brent Arceneaux
1. Jumonne Exeter (49-6.50 – Provisional Qualifying Time)
2. Taylor Eubanks (47-10 – Provisional Qualifying Time)
10. DeQuante McKoy
4. Shakinah Brooks (11.95 – Provisional Qualifying Time)
6. Jena Alston
4. Ade Hunter
6. Leah Barker
2. Tia-Adana Belle (55.08 – Provisional Qualifying Time)
3. Ade Hunter
4. Ornella Livingston
7. Leah Barker
9. Shakera Hall
5. Mylene Cannon
4. Shamia Lassiter
2. Shakinah Brooks