Jackson’s win leads SAU Track & Field to 14 top ten finishes at Aggie invitational

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 14) – Najair Jackson (So./Spanish Town, Jamaica) led Saint Augustine’s University to 14 top ten finishes with a victory in the men’s javelin throw at the Aggie Invitational,
a two-day track and field meet which concluded in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday.

Jackson placed first with a provisional qualifying toss of 212-3 in the event. His throw was one of nine provisional marks and times set by the Falcons and Lady Falcons at the meet, held at Irwin Belk Track on the N.C. A&T State University campus.

Three Falcons finished among the top five in the men’s 400 hurdles. Nathan Ferguson (Fr./St. Thomas, Barbados) was third in a provisional time of 52.72 and Alazae Hester-Taylor (Sr./Homewood, AL) was fourth in a provisional time of 52.86. Christian Smith (Sr./Atlanta, GA) placed fifth in a provisional time of 53.26.

Shaquille Dill (Sr./Pembroke, Bermuda) was third in the men’s 800 run in a provisional time of 1:51.26 and Danielle Scantlebury (Fr./St. George, Barbados) finished fifth in the women’s 100 hurdles in a provisional time of 14.12 after qualifying for the finals with a provisional time of 13.88. Smith finished seventh in the men’s 110 hurdles in a provisional time of 14.48 after posting a provisional time of 14.25 in the prelims.

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

400 Dash
9. Davia Smith

100 Hurdles
5. Danielle Scantlebury (14.12 finals, 13.88 prelims)

4×100 Relay
2. Shannon Kalawan, Danielle Scantlebury, Tashoy Blake, Amanda Crawford

Javelin Throw
6. Nia Erwin

400 Dash
5. Darren Alfred
7. Jalen Jones

800 Run
3. Shaquille Dill (1.51.26)

110 Hurdles
7. Christian Smith (14.48 finals, 14.25 prelims)

400 Hurdles
3. Nathan Ferguson (52.72)
4. Alazae Hester-Taylor (52.86)
5. Christian Smith (53.26)

Long Jump
4. Jeremiah Bridges

Triple Jump
7. Ketrie Pierre

Javelin Throw
1. Najair Jackson (212-3)

-Office of Sports Information