Alabama State takes Men’s and Women’s 2019 SWAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

From swac.org: PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas- The Alabama State Women’s Track and Field claimed team their 10th consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field title leading the field with 177.5 total points. Prairie View A&M finished second with 154.5 points followed by Grambling State (101), Texas Southern (74), and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (73) to round out the top team standings. On the men’s side, Alabama State claimed the title in spectacular fashion as head coach Ritchie Beene won his first Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship as head coach. Jackson State finished…

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North Carolina A&T wins 2019 Men’s MEAC Outdoor Track&Field Championship

From meacsports.com : Final Results | Championship Central GREENSBORO, N.C., May 4, 2019—A dominant Saturday lifted North Carolina A&T State to the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s outdoor track & field championship at the Irwin Belk Track. The Aggies won their third straight outdoor title and sixth overall. Duane Ross was named the meet’s Outstanding Coach. Bethune-Cookman’s Jeremiah Peters earned Outstanding Field Performer honors, while Wildcat Carlin Berryhill and Norfolk State’s Evans Cheruiyot were named Co-Outstanding Runners. North Carolina A&T State also swept the season – winning the MEAC titles in…

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CIAA Announces 2019 Track&Field Athletes of the Year

From theciaa.com: BOWIE, MD – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces its 2019 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year, as voted by the CIAA Track & Field Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association. These outstanding student-athletes were formally recognized today during a ceremony at the CIAA Track & Field Championships. Saint Augustine’s University junior Shannon Kalawan was named Women’s Track Athlete of the Year and Virginia State University junior Jeia Gilliam was named Women’s Field Athlete of the Year. Men’s Track Athlete of the Year was Claflin…

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2019 Day 2 SWAC Outdoor Track&Field Championship Recap

From swac.org: DAY TWO RESULTS | CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Alabama State University men made a surge to the top of the team standings following the conclusion of day two of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Prairie View A&M. Alabama State, seeking its first SWAC outdoor championship under coach Ritchie Beene, has 69 total points. Southern is second with 43 points, and Grambling State and defending champion Prairie View A&M are tied for third with 33 points each. On…

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Eleven Virgina State Athlete-Students recognized as Arthur Ashe,Jr. Scholars

From the Virginia State Office of Sports Information: ETTRICK, VA– The Virginia State University Athletics department continues to stay true to their mission of developing academic and athletic champions!  In line with the Trojans mission, the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars Award, sponsored by The Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine, honors undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.  In addition to their athletic ability, the students named 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5,…

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Texas Southern’s Johnetta Hayes to take UMBC job

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After six years at the helm of the Texas Southern University women’s basketball program, Johnetta Hayes has been tabbed to be the next head coach of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Hayes served as the head coach of Texas Southern University since the 2013-14 season after spending the 2012-13 season as the associate head coach of the Lady Tigers. Under her guidance, the Lady Tigers put together a 115-73 record over her time on the sidelines. Hayes led Texas Southern to a pair of 20-win…

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Saint Augustine’s Shannon Kalawan claims 400 hurdles victory at Penn Relays for second consecutive year

From SAU Sports Information Office RALEIGH, N.C. (April 25) – For the second consecutive year, Shannon Kalawan (Jr./Westmoreland, Jamaica) of Saint Augustine’s University opened the prestigious Penn Relays with a victory in the women’s 400 hurdles at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday.  Running in the college division, Kalawan crossed the finish line first in 57.37 seconds at Franklin Field. She defeated a field of 52 hurdlers, mostly from Division I schools. Kalawan ran her winning time in the first heat. Reanda Richards of Rutgers University finished second in…

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Virginia State’s Lonnie Blow Jr. Named 2018-2019 Gaines Award Recipient

From theciaa.com: Courtesy of National Sports Media Association WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 26, 2019) — The National Sports Media Association (NSMA) has announced that Kelvin Sampson (Division I) and Lonnie Blow Jr. (Division II) are the 2018-19 winners of the Clarence “Big House” Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year Awards. The Gaines Awards will be presented during the 60th annual NSMA Awards Banquet on June 24, 2019, at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sampson was selected after he led the University of Houston to a 33-4 overall…

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Morgan’s Joshua Miles and NC A&T’s Darryl Johnson Jr taken in NFL Draft

From meacsports.com : North Carolina A&T State defensive end Darryl Johnson Jr. and Morgan State offensive tackle Joshua Miles were both selected in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Johnson, the reigning MEAC Defensive Player of the Year who helped lead the Aggies to back-to-back MEAC championships and Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl titles, was picked up in the seventh round on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills. He was the 225th overall pick. He led the MEAC in sacks this past season with 10.5, nearly a sack…

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UMES hires Jason Crafton as Men’s Basketball Coach

From meacsports.com : PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Jason Crafton, a young but experienced coach with stints at several levels including most recently the NBA G-League, has been hired to lead the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball team. The 16-year-veteran of coaching spent this past season in the NBA ranks as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers’ G-League affiliate Delaware Blue Coats. Prior to that, he was the head coach at his alma mater, Nyack College from 2012-18. He spent the beginning of his career as an assistant at…

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