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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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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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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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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Saint Augustine’s Dill wins Men’s 800; SAU posts 23 top ten finishes at USC

From the SAU office of Sports Information: Results RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20) – Shaquille Dill (Sr./Pembroke, Bermuda) captured the men’s 800 run as Saint Augustine’s University produced 23 top ten finishes in the USC Outdoor Open track & field meet at Cregger Track in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday.  Dill ran an NCAA Division II provisional time of 1:49.95 to win the 800 run. Overall, the Falcons and Lady Falcons recorded 10 provisional times in the meet. For the men, Brandon Parris (Sr./Sion Hill, St. Vincent) placed third in the 200…

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Shaw Football Volunteers at Wake Assisted Living Center

From Shaw University Sports Information Department: RALEIGH, N.C. – With the help of the Shaw University Academic Success Department, members of the Bears football program volunteered their time in performing community service hours at the Wake Assisted Living Center located Raleigh on Tuesday (Apr. 16). The student-athletes helped with preparation of lunch, cleaning and having fun playing a game of Bingo with some of the residents. “We definitely enjoyed ourselves and look forward to participating in more community service projects,” said Recruiting Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach, Toryeon Hester. “This experience…

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Claflin Track and Field posts multiple school records and personal bests at USC Gamecock Invitational

Romanda Noble-Watson, Claflin U. SID Columbia, S.C. (Apr. 13, 2019) – With just over two weeks remaining before heading to their first-ever Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the men’s and women’s track and field teams continued to improve Saturday (Apr. 13), when they competed among a field of over 1,000 student-athletes from the NCAA Division I, II, and III ranks as well as the NAIA and the NJCAA, at the USC Gamecock Invitational hosted by the University of South Carolina on Saturday, Apr. 13. The Claflin…

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Lincoln Women’s Track gets ten top-ten finishes at Gwynedd Mercy Twilight Meet

Courtesy of Lincoln (PA) Sports Information The Lincoln University women’s track team turned in ten top ten finishes and three personal best times as they competed at the Gwynedd Mercy University Mid-Week Twilight Meet in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon. There was no team scoring in the meet, which saw 15 schools competing. Lincoln’s top finishes came in the field events.  Keyana Brooks took home second place in both the shot put and discus competition, with a personal-best toss of 32.12 meters (108′) in the discus and a toss of…

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Lincoln Men’s Track wins three events and had eight top fives at Gwynedd Mercy Twilight Meet

Courtesy of Lincoln (PA) Sports Information Lincoln Men’s Track and Field athletes won three events and recorded eight top five finishes as they competed at the Gwynedd Mercy University Mid-Week Twilight Meet in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon. There was no team scoring in the meet, which saw 15 schools competing. Xavier Fountain won the javelin throw with a toss of 51.38 meters(168′ 7″) while Solomon Potter won the shot put with a toss of 14.02 meters (46′).   Potter also placed second in the discus with a throw of 42.22…

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