February 2017

Falcons dominate weekly track & field awards

GetAttachmentThumbnail-4GetAttachmentThumbnail-3GetAttachmentThumbnail-1Saint Augustine’s University dominated the CIAA indoor track and field weekly honors announced Feb. 9, winning five out of six awards.

GetAttachmentThumbnailIn the women’s division, Ornella Livingston (Sr./St. Ann, Jamaica) was named runner of the week, Shakinah Brooks (Sr./Raleigh, NC) was chosen field athlete of the week and the legendary George Williams won coach of the week. On the men’s side, Shaquille Dill (So./Pembroke, Bermuda) was voted runner of the week and Jumonne Exeter (Jr./St. Vincent) was picked field athlete of the week.

The individuals were honored for their stellar performances at the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. this past weekend. Livingston placed third in the 60-meter dash with a provisional qualifying time of 7.51 seconds which ranks second in the CIAA and third nationally in Division II. Brooks won the long jump with a provisional leap of 19 feet, 8 inches which leads the CIAA and ranks fourth nationally in Division II. Coach Williams won a CIAA weekly honor for the second straight week after guiding the Lady Falcons to six top 10 finishes including one victory (long jump).

Dill won the 800-meter dash in a converted provisional time of 1:49.71 which ranks first in the CIAA and second nationally in Division II. Exeter won the triple jump with a provisional leap of 49 feet, 2½ inches which tops the CIAA and ranks fourth nationally in Division II.

The Falcons rank fifth in the men’s division and the Lady Falcons rank 16th in the women’s division of the latest NCAA Division II National Indoor Track and Field Rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Both teams will compete in the CIAA Championships at the Liberty Indoor Track Complex in Lynchburg, Va. on Sunday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 13. The Falcons have won the last 19 men’s titles and the Lady Falcons have captured 16 of the last 20 women’s crowns.