Albany State’s Sydney Blackburn named First Team All-America

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics Albany State University track and field standout, Sydney Blackburn, was named a 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field First Team All-America by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Sydney Blackburn recently competed in the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that were held on May 26-28 at the Grand Valley State Track & Field Stadium in Allendale, Michigan.  Blackburn finished 3rd in the Women’s Discus Throw Championship.  Sydney Blackburn also broke the SIACrecord in the Discus Throw at…

Read More

Albany State’s Blackburn and Gilbert qualifies for NCAA Nationals

Albany State’s Sydney Blackburn (discus) and Ed Gilbert (200M) have qualified to compete in the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that will take place May 26-28 the Grand Valley State Track& Field Stadium in Allendale, Michigan. A complete lists of participants can be viewed at https://results.leonetiming.com/?mid=4919, with heat and flight information available at the same website May 23. Additionally, once competition commences, the above link can also be accessed as a source of live results.

Read More

SIAC announces Outdoor T&F All-Conference Teams

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field All-Conference Team, released Thursday. The all-conference teams are comprised of student-athletes who were selected based on their athletic performance. After two years, the SIAC Track and Field Championships return to Rock Hill, S.C. on the campus of Winthrop University beginning on Thursday, April 21st. Benedict is looking to reclaim their title, as they lead this year’s men’s all-conference team with 12 total selections. Fort Valley is second in total…

Read More

The SIAC Track and Field Championships begins Thursday

The 2022 SIAC Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championship will commence this Thursday April 21and will run ( I can assure that the pun was not intended) through Saturday April 23 on the Irvin Bell Track on the campus of Winthrop University. Here is the schedule for the three-day event: Thursday, April 21, 2022 COMBINED EVENTS8:00 AM Decathlon (Day 1) FINAL8:30 AM Heptathlon (Day 1) FINALFIELD EVENTS1:00 PM Shot Put (Women) FINAL 2:00 PM Long Jump (Women) FINAL3:00 PM OPENING CEREMONY4:00 PM Shot Put (Men) FINAL5:00 PM Long Jump (Men) FINAL TRACK…

Read More

Multiple Golden Rams shine at Alice Coachman Invitational

Albany State hosted the 2022 Alice Coachman Invitational on April 9. More than 500 athletes from nineteen team took part in the competition, with several performances that led to spots in the medal stands. Women’s Events Women’s 100 M Yasmine Reynolds (2nd Place) Women’s 200 M Yasmine Reynolds ( 1st place) Women’s 800 M Kiyah Pittmon (3rd place) Women’s 400 Hurdles Imani Jones (2nd place) Jordan Elder (3rd place) Women’s 5000 M Zamya Rhaney (3rd place) Women’s 800 M Kiyah Pittmon (3rd place) Women’s 4×100 Jasmine Dorsey, Dasia Gilyard, Imani…

Read More

Week 4 SIAC Track and Field Honorees

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its track and field weekly honors, released by the league office on Tuesday. Ed Gilbert of Albany State and Kaylah Hutson of Central State were named this week’s men and women Track Performers of the Week, alongside Isaac Moody of  Albany State and Sydney Blackburn of Albany State collected this week’s men and women Field Performers of the Week honor. Women’s Track and Field Track Performer of the Week – Kaylah Hutson, Central State This week, Kayla placed…

Read More

ASU to host Alice Coachman Invitational this Saturday

Saturday, April 9 Albany State will host the 2022 iteration of the Alice Coachman Invatational. Here is a brief bit of Alice Coachman history via Albany State Athletics : Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympics in London when she leaped to a record-breaking height of 5 feet, 6 and 1/8 inches in the high jump finals to become the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.  Coachman was born on November 9, 1923, in Albany, Georgia.  By 1946, the same year she enrolled in Albany State…

Read More

SIAC names weekly Track and Field athletes

Tuesday the SIAC announced their weekly Track & Field honorees and it was an all-Benedict affair, as tiger athletes swept the honors, with Eilika Lane and Kyra Buffen being named on the women’s side. While Kevin Francis and Chase Ransom took home honors for the men. Courtesy of the SIAC Women’s Track and Field Track Performer of the Week – Eilika Lane, Benedict College Lane was the SIAC’s top women’s performer this week, running the fastest times in the 400 meters and the 400 meter hurdles. In the 400 meters, she…

Read More

SIAC Week 2 Track&Field Honorees

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its track and field weekly honors, released by the league office on Tuesday. Lirante Jackson of Benedict and Kassie Jordan of Benedict were named this week’s men and women Track Performers of the Week, alongside Isaiah McCray of Albany State and Savionna Glover of Benedict collected this week’s men and women Field Performers of the Week honors. Women’s Track and Field Track Performer of the Week – Kassie Jordan, Benedict College At this week’s past meet, Jordan set a personal best in both the 200- and 400-meter races, with times of 24.95 and 58.45.…

Read More

Albany State Track has standouts at Emory Spring Break Classic

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Golden Rams Track & Field teams competed in the Emory Spring Break Classic on March 18-19 at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Golden Rams women finished 10th with a team score of 31.50 while the men finished 7th with a score of 50.  Several athletes posted personal records in the 400m hurdles, 3000m SC and the 5000. Sydney Blackburn won 1st place in the women’s discus throw, improving on her D II national mark. Isaiah McCray finished in the top spot in the men’s triple jump with…

Read More