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The Falcons of Saint Augustine University

The Falcons of Saint Augustine
University swept the men’s and women’s titles at the Central
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Outdoor Track and Field
Championships at Bowie State University on Sunday.

Day 2 Results

Final Meet Results

The outdoor sweep is the first for the Falcons and Lady Falcons since the
2015 season. This year, they also swept both men’s and women’s indoor and
outdoor conference titles for the first time in the same year since 2010.

Saint Augustine’s University claimed its 21st straight men’s outdoor
conference crown and 38th in 40 seasons after entering the day trailing by
25 points to Virginia State University in the two-day meet. The Falcons
finished the meet outscoring Virginia State 202-189 for the championship.
Virginia Union University was third with 78 points followed by Lincoln
(Pa.) University (61), Johnson C. Smith University (47), Livingstone
College (37) and Bowie State University (35).

Saint Augustine’s University won its 15th women  title in 22
seasons and first since 2015 after starting the day in fourth place. The
Lady Falcons outdistanced themselves 157-155 from second-place Virginia
State University. Bowie State University was third with 87.5 points
followed by Shaw University (83), Winston-Salem State University (77.5),
Johnson C. Smith University (38), Livingstone College (35), and Lincoln
(Pa.) University (20).

Kyla Frank of Virginia State was the Women’s Track Most Valuable
Performer and Magaly Tshipopo of Saint Augustine  won Women
Field MVP. Frank won the 1500m run and was second in the 800m run in
addition to helping the 4x400m relay team place third. Tshipopo swept the
long jump, high jump, and triple jump.

For the men, Brandon Valentine-Parris of Saint Augustine earned
Men  Track MVP honors and Justin Williams (SAU) took Men
Field MVP. Valentine-Parris won the 200m and 400m dashes and was a member
of the winning 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams. Williams won the triple jump
and finished third in the long jump, tied for fourth in the high jump, and
placed fourth in the pole vault and javelin throw.

The winners in the men’s events were Shaquille Dill of Saint
Augustine’s (800m run, 1500m run), Chazton McKenzie of Virginia
Union (long jump), Dakarai Hightower of Saint Augustine’s (high
jump), Xavier Ivey of Virginia Union (shot put), Dajawn Williams of
Virginia State (pole vault), Najair Jackson of Saint Augustine’s
(javelin throw), Jahvante Marcelle of Virginia State (110m hurdles),
Valentine-Parris of Saint Augustine’s (200m dash, 400m dash), Justin
Williams of Saint Augustine’s (triple jump), Damere Gilbert of Saint
Augustine’s (100m dash), Timor Barrett of Johnson C. Smith (400m
hurdles), Tyreece Huff of Virginia State (5000m run) and Solomon Potter of
Lincoln (PA) (discus). Saint Augustine’s won the 4x100m and 4x400m
relays.

The winners in the women’s events were Tyefah Saunders of Shaw
(javelin throw), Tshipopo of Saint Augustine  (high jump, long
jump, triple jump), Jeia Gilliam of Virginia State (shot put), Frank of
Virginia State (1500m run), Shakera Hall of Saint Augustine  (100m
hurdles), Shannon Kalawan of Saint Augustine  (400m dash), LaCherie
Clarke of Shaw (100m dash), Kaydi Ann Wint of Shaw (800m run), Kianje
Pollard of Johnson C. Smith (400m hurdles), Amanda Crawford of Saint
Augustine’s (200m dash), Imani Travis of Winston-Salem State (3000m
run) and Jeia Gilliam of Virginia State (Discus). Saint Augustine’s
won the 4x100m relay and Bowie State won the 4x400m relay.

NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Nationals will be held May
24-26, 2018 on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte,
North Carolina. For more information on NCAA Division II Nationals, visit
www.ncaa.com. For more information about CIAA Track & Field Teams,
visit www.theciaa.com.