WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Saint Augustine's University men and women are both second after the first day of the CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the JDL Fast Track on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.
The event concludes Monday, Feb. 15, with finals in the majority of the running and field events. The championship meet will now begin at 9 a.m. with the last event starting at 3:05 p.m. due to inclement weather.
Admission is free. Fans can also follow the event via live stats on jdlfasttrack.com.
The Falcons' men scored 15 points on Monday after three completed events. Virginia Union is the men's leader with 36 points, but the Falcons are in good shape to win a 19th consecutive championship. They placed 13 qualifiers in Monday's finals of their respective running events after Sunday's preliminary races. Four qualifiers – Burkheart Ellis, Jr. (Sr./Raleigh, NC), Daniel Jamieson (Sr./Windsor, CT), Omar Johnson (Sr./St. Ann, Jamaica) and Khari Herbert, Jr. (Jr./Coral Springs, FL) - are in the 200-meter finals.
The Falcons stayed within striking distance Sunday with a victory in the men's distance medley. The foursome of Shaquille Dill (Fr./Pembroke, Bermuda), Ellis, Herbert and Immanuel Hutchinson (Sr./San Jacinto, CA) was the only squad to run under 11 minutes.
The Lady Falcons scored 27 points after three completed events on the strength of Shakinah Brooks' (Jr./Raleigh, NC) victory in the women's long jump. Brooks, who won her second straight CIAA indoor long jump title, led a 1-2-3 finish in the event. Shamia Lassiter (Sr./Chesapeake, VA) and Amenze Uhunmwangho (Sr./Ebo, Nigeria) were second and third, respectively, for the Lady Falcons.
Defending champion Winston-Salem State University is the women's leader with 34 points. Johnson C. Smith University is third with 20 points. The Lady Falcons are sending eight qualifiers to Monday's finals in their respective running events.
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