Fayetteville State Women and Virginia State Men out front after Day 1 of 2022 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Courtesy the CIAA:


WINSTON-SALEM, NC– The Virginia State men and the Fayetteville State women are the first-day leaders at the 2022 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the JDL Fast Track on Sunday.

Virginia State leads the men’s division with 38 points. Bowie State is second with 27 points and Saint Augustine’s is third with 25 points. The Trojans and Falcons were the 2020 co-champions, and the Falcons have won outright or shared the last 23 conference titles.

Jalen Brownlee paced the Trojans with a victory in the one-mile run. The Trojans also won the distance medley relay. Other men’sfirst-day winners were Joshua Carter of Bowie State (pole vault) and Glenn Butler of Lincoln (Pa.) (long jump).

Fayetteville State, the 2020 champion, heads the women’s division with 49 points followed by Winston-Salem State with 41 points. Virginia State is third with 19 points.

Jade Jordon captured the long jump to lead the Broncos. Vanessa Jones (one-mile run) and Kennedy Alexander (high jump) were victors for the Rams. Virginia State was victorious in the distance medley relay.

The meet’s final day is Monday, Feb. 14, starting at 9 a.m. with the women’s Pentathlon 60-meter hurdles. The field events begin at 11:45 a.m. with the men’s triple jump and the running events start at 12:35 p.m. with the men’s 400-meter dash finals.
The awards ceremony will take place after the championship meet.

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