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Alabama State sweeps SWAC Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships (2106 hits)


February 28, 2010




BATON ROUGE, LA Ė The Alabama State womenís and menís teams swept the 2010 SWAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse.

The defending champion Lady Hornets won in impressive fashion totaling 220 points. Jackson State was second with 104 points, and Univ. Arkansas-Pine Bluff third with 65 points.

It was their third back-to-back championship in the past nine years, as Alabama State won in 2002-2003, and 2005-06.

The Alabama State men won with 124.5 points. Defending champ Grambling State was second with 86.6 points and Southern third with 70.3 points. It is the first menís title for Alabama State since 2004 and the first school sweep of the Conference womenís and menís indoor titles since Southern accomplished the feat in 1999.

Alabama Stateís women continued its dominance of the meet on Sunday, with first place finishes in the weight throw and the mile and tying for first in the pole vault, and second place finishes in the mile run, 60 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter dashes.

The Lady Hornets had multiple top six finishes in the weight throw (first, third, fourth), mile (first, second, third), 60 meter dash (second and third), 400 meter dash (second and sixth), 60 meter hurdles (fourth and sixth) and 200 meter dash (second and fourth).

Shexnieavia Bryant of Alabama State was the Womenís Outstanding Field Performer. She scored 20 points with a pair of first-place finishes in the shot put (12.96m/42-06.25ft ) and weight throw (SWAC record 17.69m/ 58-00.50 feet).

Raheema Hodges of Alabama State earned Womenís Outstanding Field Performer Honors, scoring 32.5 points with first place finishes in the mile run, 3000 meter and 5000 meter runs, and helping the Hornets to a first-place finish in the distance medley relay.

On the menís side, Alabama State won the 400 and 800 meter dashes, and finished second in the mile run, 60 meter hurdles, 5000 meter run and mile relay. ASU also had multiple top six finishes in the 400 meter dash (first and sixth), 60 meter hurdles (second, fourth and sixth), 800 meter dash (first, third, fourth, fifth), and 5000 meter run (third and sixth).

Micah McCulloch of Southern was the Menís Outstanding Field Performer, scoring 18 points with three third-place finishes (high jump, long jump, triple jump).

Alabama Stateís Robert Gunn was the Menís Outstanding Track Performer, scoring 30.5 points. Gunn had a first place finish in the 3000 meter run and helped the Hornets to the first place finish in the distance medley relay while also finishing in second in the mile run, third in the 5000 meter run, and fifth in the 800 meter run.

Records set on Sunday
Womenís weigh throw Ė Shexnieavia Bryant (17.69m, besting the previous mark of 17:48 set in 2007
800 meters Ė Delorean Peek (ALST) 1:52:58, beating his previous record mark of 1:54.36 set last year.
Menís mile run Ė Darwin Price, GSU 4:21.12 beating his previous record mark of 4:21:16 set last year
Menís 5000 meter run Ė Jimmy Oribo, UAPB 15:15.97 , beating previous mark of 15:16.97 set last year


Womenís Team Results
1. Alabama State 220
2. Jackson State 104
3. Univ. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65
4. Grambling State 54
5. Prairie View A&M 50
6. Mississippi Valley State 41
7. Southern 39
8. Texas Southern 37
9. Alabama A&M 8

Menís Team Results
1. Alabama State 124.5
2. Grambling State 86.6
3. Southern 70.3
4 (tie) Univ. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Texas Southern, Jackson State 68
7. Mississippi Valley State 61
8. Prairie View A&M 50.5
9. Alabama A&M 15
Posted By: Jehan Bunch
Monday, March 1st 2010 at 11:54AM
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