PETERSBURG, VA – For the 14th consecutive season, and 28th time in the last 29 years, the CIAA Men’s Track and Field Championship belongs to the Falcons of Saint Augustine’s College. They accumulated 176.5 points over the two-day event. Johnson C. Smith University finished in second place with 119 points. Winston-Salem State University came in third, scoring 106 total points.
On the women’s side, the Lady Golden Bulls of Johnson C. Smith University won their first CIAA Championship. They totaled 153 points. Winston-Salem State University accumulated 129 points. Saint Augustine’s (105.5 points) finished in third place on the women’s side.
The Falcons dominated the jumping and sprinting events, leading to the victory. Men’s Field MVP Orolando Duffus won the men’s long with a jump of 7.44m and the men’s triple jump with a leap of 14.98m. Christopher Copeland took the men’s high jump (2.16m).
The Falcons recorded an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 40.36s in the 400m relay to win that event. They also won the 1600m relay in a time of 3:07.70s. Ramon Gittens (SAC) won the 100m dash in an NCAA provisional time of 10.59s. Gittens also took the men’s 200m dash, with a time of 21.23s. Jason Boyd of Saint Augustine’s College won the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.14s.