Dill wins 800 dash, leads SAU Track & Field to 23 top ten finishes at USC outdoor open

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20) – Shaquille Dill (Sr./Pembroke, Bermuda) captured the men’s 800 run as Saint Augustine’s University produced 23 top ten finishes in the USC Outdoor Open track & field meet at Cregger Track in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday.

Dill ran an NCAA Division II provisional time of 1:49.95 to win the 800 run. Overall, the Falcons and Lady Falcons recorded 10 provisional times in the meet.

For the men, Brandon Parris (Sr./Sion Hill, St. Vincent) placed third in the 200 dash in 21.26. Darren Alfred (Fr./Bethel, Trinidad & Tobago) finished third in the 400 dash in 47.10, and the unit of Jalen Jones (Fr./Raeford, NC), Dill, Alfred and Parris placed second in the 4×400 relay in 3:11.37. In the 400 hurdles, Christian Smith (Jr./Atlanta, GA) was third in 52.42 and Nathan Fergusson (Fr./St. Thomas, Barbados) was fourth in 53.21.

For the women, Amanda Crawford (Jr./Brooklyn, NY) finished second in the 400 dash in 55.90, and the team of Shannon Kalawan (Jr./Westmoreland, Jamaica), Danielle Scantlebury (Fr./St. George, Barbados), Tashoy Blake (Jr./Clarendon, Jamaica) and Crawford placed third in the 4×100 relay in 46.37. In the 400 hurdles, Kalawan was second in 1:00.04 and Scantlebury was fifth in 1:01.41.

Below is the list of Falcons and Lady Falcons who placed in the top 10 of their respective events. Provisional times are in parenthesis. To see the entire results from the meet, go to, or

200 Dash
10. Jaria Hoyte

400 Dash
2. Amanda Crawford (55.90)
6. Davia Smith
9. Jaria Hoyte

800 Run
5. Florence Fields

400 Hurdles
2. Shannon Kalawan (1:00.04)
5. Danielle Scantlebury (1:01.41)

4×100 Relay
3. Shannon Kalawan, Danielle Scantlebury, Tashoy Blake, Amanda Crawford (46.37)

4×400 Relay
3. Nia Erwin, Tashoy Blake, Davia Smith, Iris Robinson

Triple Jump
7. A’Lexus Wells

200 Dash
3. Brandon Parris (21.26)
7. Dontarian Evans

400 Dash
3. Darren Alfred (47.10)
6. Jalen Jones

800 Run
1. Shaquille Dill (1:49.95)

3000 Run
2. Baron Freeman

110 Hurdles
5. Alazae Hester-Taylor
7. Jeremiah Bridges (preliminaries)

400 Hurdles
3. Christian Smith (52.42)
4. Nathan Fergusson (53.21)

4×100 Relay
5. Nathan Fergusson, Brandon Parris, Dontarian Evans, Damere Gilbert

4×400 Relay
2. Jalen Jones, Shaquille Dill, Darren Alfred, Brandon Parris (3:11.37)

Long Jump
3. Jeremiah Bridges

-Office of Sports Information