unnamedNEW ORLEANS, La. – The Edward Waters College (EWC) men’s team won the 2015 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) on Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Tigers had four individual event wins in winning the title. This is EWC Men’s Track & Field team’s third championship title in the past four seasons.

Edward Waters College totaled 156 points in winning the championship, with defending champion Dillard (121 points) and Southern University at New Orleans (103 points) following in second and third place, respectively.

The Tigers got two first place finishes from Kendal Thompson who won both the hammer throw and discus.  Thompson won the hammer throw for the second consecutive year.  Shane Harlow (3,000 meters) and Reymond Berhane (javelin) also claimed individual titles.  Edward Waters College also had a championship-high 15 top-three finishes.

The Edward Waters College Women’s Track & Field Team also placed second in the 2015 Women’s GCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Lady Tigers had 158 points falling behind Xavier University who totaled 202 points winning the championship.

Edward Waters College (EWC), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges, and Schools (SACS) and member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a private, historically black, urban college which offers a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the Christian principles of high moral and spiritual values. EWC was established in 1866 and is an African Methodist Episcopal Church-related institution of learning. It is the oldest private institution of higher education in the State of Florida.