March 2019, Sports

SAU’s Kalawan, Women’s 4×400 team victorious at Vertklasse meeting

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 23) – Standout sprinter Shannon Kalawan (Jr./Westmoreland, Jamaica) and the women’s 4×400 relay team from Saint Augustine’s University were winners at the VertKlasse Meeting track & field meet in High Point, N.C., this weekend. The meet took place Thursday, March 21, Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at Dick Vert Stadium on the High Point University campus.

Kalawan, the defending 400-meter outdoor national champion, won her event in an NCAA Division II provisional time of 54.38. She led a Lady Falcon contingent which claimed three of the top four places in the 400. Amanda Crawford (Jr./Brooklyn, NY) was third and Jaria Hoyte (Fr./St. Phillip, Barbados) finished fourth.

Hoyte was part of the 4×400 relay squad which captured its event. The relay team included Tashoy Blake (Clarendon, Jamaica), Nia Erwin (Sr./Philadelphia, PA) and Davia Smith (Sr./Manchester, Jamaica).

Below are the top 10 SAU finishers in their respective events. NCAA DII provisional times are listed.

400 Dash
1. Shannon Kalawan – 54.38
3. Amanda Crawford – 55.76
4. Jaria Hoyte

400 Hurdles
9. Danielle Scantlebury

4×400 Relay
1. Jaria Hoyte, Tashoy Blake, Nia Erwin, Davia Smith

400 Dash
3. Darren Alfred – 47.55
4. Brandon Parris – 47.62
7. Dontarian Evans

400 Hurdles
3. Nathan Fergusson – 52.85
5. Robert Walker

4×400 Relay
4. Robert Walker, Jalen Jones, Dontarian Evans, Christian Smith

110 Hurdles
3. Christian Smith

-Office of Sports Information