HBCUs Win Multiple Championships At The NCAA Div. II Outdoors, But Come Up Short In The Team Titles
Four Individual National Champions, a Pair of Relay Titles Highlight Lincoln’s Outdoor Championships
Courtesy Lincoln (MO) Athletics
TURLOCK, Calif. – Judith Riley, Yanique Haye, Kimour Bruce, Steve Banton and both 4×100-meter relay teams won national championships as the Lincoln University track and field teams finished second on the women’s side and third on the men’s side Saturday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships.
The women posted 68 points, finishing 14 and a half points behind first-place Grand Valley State. Lincoln finished 17 points ahead of third-place Adams State. On the men’s side, Lincoln collected 51 points, four points behind second-place Adams State and 17 points behind national champion Abilene Christian.
Both relay teams opened the final day of the Championships strong, as the women’s team of Latoya King, Riley, Nyoka Cole and Latoya Campbell just edged out Johnson C. Smith to win with a time of 44.57 to 44.79 for Johnson C. Smith for ten team points.
The men’s team of Mandela Clifford, Ravel Grey, Terrel Cotton and Bruce edged out Abilene Christian coming in with a time of 39.92 to 40.18 for the Wildcats.
Next came the 400-meter dash with Dane Hyatt the lone entry on either side for the Blue Tigers, he placed third with a time of 46.96 for six team points.
Falcons Fifth, Lady Falcons Tied For 15th At NCAA D-II T&F Championships
Courtesy St. Augustine’s Athletics
TURLOCK, Calif. – Saint Augustine’s College finished fifth in the men’s events and tied for 15th in the women’s events on a cold and wet Saturday at the 2011 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships at California State Stanislaus. The meet ended around 1 a.m. eastern standard time.
The Falcons, who entered the three-day meet as the defending national men’s champions, scored 41 points while Abilene Christian won the men’s title with 68 points. Either Saint Augustine’s College or Abilene Christian has taken the men’s championship since 1982. The Falcons have won a combined 31 NCAA men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor championships.
Adams State was second with 55 points and Lincoln (Mo.) was third with 51 points followed by Emporia State with 43 points. Johnson C. Smith tied Western State for sixth with 37 points. In the women’s standings, the Lady Falcons scored 17 points. Grand Valley State scored 82.5 points for its first women’s outdoor crown. Lincoln (Mo.) was second with 68 points and Adams State was third with 51 points. Johnson C. Smith placed fourth with 36 points.
Several Falcons and Lady Falcons earned All-America honors. In the men’s 110 meters, Gerkenz Senesca (Roselle, N.J.) placed fourth in 14.17 seconds while top-seed Jason Boyd finished eighth in 14.50. In the men’ 400 meters, Josh Edmonds (Fr./Washington, D.C.) was fifth in 47.56 and Kelly Fisher (Jr./Tinton Falls, N.J.) placed seventh in 48.03. READ MORE.
JCSU WOMEN TAKE 4TH AND THE MEN TIED FOR 6TH AT THE NCAA DII T & F CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Turlock, CA – Johnson C. Smith University finished fourth overall in the women’s events and tied for sixth in the men’s events after the final day of the 2011 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by California State Stanislaus on Al Brenda Track inside Warrior Stadium. JCSU women recorded 36 team points, while the men had 37 points along with Western State University.
Grand Valley State won the women’s title with 82.5 points, followed by Lincoln (MO) in second with 68, and then Adams State rounds out the top three with 51 points. Fellow CIAA institutions St. Augustine’s College (17) and Virginia State (8) placed 15th and T-29th, respectively.
Abilene Christian reclaimed the men’s title from the defending champion St. Augustine’s Falcons with 68 points. Adams State tallied 55 points for second, followed by Lincoln (MO) in third with 51, Emporia State had 43 points for fourth, and St. Augustine’s took fifth with 41 points. Either Saint Augustine’s College or Abilene Christian has taken the men’s championship since 1982.
Senior Shermaine Williams (St. Andrew, Jamaica) won the national crown in the women’s 100m hurdles. Her time of 12.95 edged Indira Spence of Adams State for the win and tied a meet record (set by Williams in 2009). Freshman Danielle Williams (St. Andrew, Jamaica), junior Rosemarie Carty (St. Andrew, Jamaica), and senior Lakaevia Tyler (Miami, FL) also competed in the event. D. Williams finished third (13.13) and Carty in fifth (13.49); while Tyler did not finish.
Danielle Williams ran an 11.50 to place second in the women’s 100m; missing the crown by 0.08 seconds to Judith Riley of Lincoln (MO).
The women’s foursome of sophomore Naffene Briscoe (St. Catherine, Jamaica), D. Williams, Tyler, and S. Williams just missed capturing the 4x100m relay title, placing second with a time of 44.79 behind Lincoln Missouri (44.57). READ MORE.
Complete 2011 NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track & Field Team Results
|Men’s Scores||Women’s Scores|
|1||Abilene Christian||68||1||Grand Valley St.||82.5|
|2||Adams State||55||2||Lincoln (Mo.)||68|
|3||Lincoln (Mo.)||51||3||Adams State||51|
|4||Emporia St.||43||4||Johnson C. Smith||36|
|5||St. Augustine’s||41||5||UC San Diego||35|
|6||Johnson C. Smith||37||6||Western Washington||29.5|
|6||Western State||37||6||Central Missouri||29.5|
|8||Central Missouri||31.5||8||Western State||28|
|9||So. Conn. St.||20||9||New Haven||24|
|9||Angelo State||20||10||Augustana (S.D.)||23|
|9||Cal St. Los Angeles||20||11||Pittsburg St.||20.5|
|12||UMass Lowell||18||12||Slippery Rock||19|
|12||Augustana (S.D.)||18||13||New Mexico Highlands||18|
|16||Chadron State||15||15||Seattle Pacific||17|
|16||Grand Valley St.||15||15||Winona State||17|
|16||Fort Hays St.||15||18||East Stroudsburg||15.5|
|19||Alaska Anchorage||14||19||Fort Valley State||15|
|21||Chico State||13||20||Cal St. Dom. Hills||12|
|28||UC San Diego||10||28||Ferris State||9|
|28||Western Washington||10||29||Cal St. Los Angeles||8|
|30||Lake Superior State||8||29||TAMU-Kingsville||8|
|30||West Texas A&M||8||29||Chadron State||8|
|30||California (Pa.)||8||29||Virginia State||8|
|35||Lock Haven||7||35||Fort Hays St.||7|
|35||Cal Poly Pomona||7||37||Chico State||6|
|38||St. Cloud State||6||37||Northwood||6|
|43||Nova Southeastern||5||45||Cal St. Stanislaus||4.5|
|43||Colorado Mines||5||46||Colorado St.-Pueblo||4|
|48||Metropolitan St.||4||46||San Francisco St.||4|
|48||St. Paul’s College||4||46||Hillsdale||4|
|48||St. Joseph’s (Ind.)||4||50||Central Oklahoma||3|
|51||Missouri S&T||3||50||UC-Colo. Spgs.||3|
|51||Slippery Rock||3||50||Truman State||3|
|54||Wayne St. (Neb.)||2||50||Lenoir-Rhyne||3|
|54||Bemidji State||2||55||St. Joseph’s (Ind.)||2|
|54||Southern Indiana||2||55||Emporia St.||2|
|58||Western Oregon||1||55||Alaska Anchorage||2|
|58||Humboldt State||1||59||Central Washington||1.5|
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