Monday, April 20, 2015

St. Augustine's Men's and Women's Continue CIAA Track and Field Dominance As Both Win Conference Titles


St. Augustine's track and field teams have made this a habit.

Immanuel Hutchinson's wins in the 1,500-meter run and the 800-meter run led he St. Aug. mens team team to their 18th consecutive Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference title while Fanta Fofana was named the Women's Field MVP in leading the St. Aug's women to their 12th title in 19 years.

Fofana was second in the 1,500-meter run and the 3,000-meter run and was fourth in the 800-meter run.

Overall, Winston-Salem State's women finished second followed by host Johnson C. Smith in third. On the men's side, Virginia Union finished second while Johnson C. Smith came in third.

Lincoln University's Matthew Huckabee was named the CIAA Men's Field Most Valuable Player while Hutchinson was named the men's Track MVP.  Ebony Moore of Livingstone was named the women's Field MVP.

Shaw Men and Women Win CIAA Tennis Titles


Shaw men's and women's tennis teams swept the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference tournaments over the weekend, upsetting the top-ranked Chowan men's and women's squads.

The Lady Bears defeated Chowan 5-3 while the men defeated the Chowan men 5-4. Both Shaw squads - each seeded second - only had five players this season.

"I've been struggling all season long with my five players and for us to win here is just really, really special," said Shaw men's and women's head coach Sunday Enitan to  "We just had to focus on what we had to do.  We had to win two doubles and if we could do that, then I knew that we could win."

The men were led by doubles wins by Diego Choque and Sergio Cuertas and the Bears No. 2 team in Bach Tran and Juan Sanchez.

Ana Ruzir and Jessica Medina won their No. 1 doubles match on the women's side while Gislaine Fairas and Marilyne Kemegne took the No. 2 doubles tilt.

Morehouse and Benedict Win SIAC Mens and Womens Track and Field Titles


The Morehouse track and field team apparently didnt like being runners-up.

After finishing second last season in last year's Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's Track and Field Conference Championships, the Flying Maroon Tigers led all three days in this year's meet to win their ninth title in ten years.

Morehouse finished with 167 points, was second with 130 points.  Benedict was third with 126 points.

On the women's side, four Benedict Lady Tigers led that program to their second title in three years. Krishanda Campbell-Brown won first place in the pole vault, long jump and triple jump, scoring 54 total points, more than any other male or female athlete in the SIAC meet.   Campbell-Brown also finished second in the heptathlon and third in the 100-meter hurdles. Jonnise Pierce, who scored the most points in last year's meet, won the Top Female Athlete Award this year in winning the 10,000 meter run, the 5,000-meter run and the 3,000-meter steeplechase.  She finished third in both the 800-meter run and the 1,500-meter run.

Benedict finished with 214 points, followed by Albany State's 199.5 and Clark Atlanta which finished with 165 points.

July 17 Set as SWAC Football Media Day


For those who are ready to talk HBCU football, you have at least one date to look forward to. 

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will hold their annual Media Day on July 17 in Birmingham, just a little less than three months from now. 

Predictions on who will finish were in the SWAC race, preseason All Conference picks will be announced while the league's new coaches will be introduced to the media. 

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