EWC Athletics Edward Waters men win fifth straight GCAC track and field title
Posted By: Elynor Moss on April 22, 2019 |
With a total of 238 points, the Edward Waters Tigers menís outdoor track and field team won its fifth straight conference championship over two days at Tad Gormley Stadium. New York native Cliventz Alexis led the way in the field events and was named Menís Field MVP as he racked up a total of 27 points. Xavier University earned a second-place finish overall with 198 points while Dillard University came in third place with 130 points.
Alexis finished first in the menís javelin throw while his teammates placed in second, third and fourth respectively. Linton Meggie of Edward Waters picked up a first-place finish with a distance of 42.72 (PR). Tavis Batiste of Dillard finished second while Evan Simmons came in third for Xavier University.
The Menís Field MVP was awarded to Xavierís freshman Shane Buchanan who finished with 40 points and dominated the distance events. He placed first in the menís 3000-meter steeplechase, posting a time of 11:32.99. He also earned first place finishes in the 1,500-meter run and the 5,000-meter run.
Dillardís Jovan Lambley produced a first-place finish in the menís triple jump as he leaped a distance of 14.17 meters.
Teammate Julian Williams finished second while Brandon Matthews of Xavier finished in third place.
Edward Waters racked up more points from the field as Fedner Homme earned a first-place finish in the menís discus throw. Alexis and Meggie finished second and third respectively for the Tigers.
Thomas Donald of Xavier was crowned champion in the menís shot put while Dillardís Quamel Sessoms placed first in the long jump as he leapt a distance of 6.58 meters.
Delano Dunkley of Southern University at New Orleans produced a first-place finish in the menís 100-meter dash, posting a time of 10.51 seconds while Dillardís Tyrone Barrow and Cody Branch placed second and third respectively. Branch and Barrow later finished first and second in the menís 200-meter dash.
In the 4◊100 meter relay, Dillardís relay team comprised of Branch, Barrow, Darrien Sheppard, and Stephano Flowers finished in first place while Edward Waters and Philander Smith finished in second and third place respectively. The Bleu Devils posted a winning time of 41.89 seconds.
In the 4◊400 meter relay, Southern University at New Orleansí relay team containing Twane Crooks, Leonard Ledgister, Jamar McNaughton and Acdane Campbell finished in first place with a time of 3:19.16 while Xavier and Edward Waters finished in second and third respectively.
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