Sunday, June 5, 2016

Eighteen Saint Augustine's University Student-Athletes Earn 38 USTFCCCA All-America Outdoor Track and Field Honors

RALEIGH, North Carolina -- Eighteen Saint Augustine's University student-athletes earned 38 NCAA Division II All-America outdoor track and field honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

The number of All-Americans reflect the success of the Falcons and Lady Falcons at the outdoor championship meet this past weekend. The Falcons won their fourth consecutive men's crown and the Lady Falcons finished as women runner-ups.

The Falcons led the nation with 18 first-team All-America honors from 10 men. Sprinters Burkheart Ellis, Jr. (Sr./Raleigh, NC) and Daniel Jamieson (Sr./Windsor, CT) were two of four Division II men with three accolades. Ellis is the 200 dash national champion, and he and Jamieson were members of the 4x100 national championship relay squad.

The Lady Falcons led the country with 16 first-team All-America honors from seven women. Ornella Livingston (Sr./St. Ann, Jamaica), the 100 dash national champion, was one of two Division II women with four awards. Two-time 400 hurdles champion Tia-Adana Belle (Jr./St. George, Jamaica) was among seven women who gained All-America recognition in three events. She is the D-II championship meet record-holder in the 400 hurdles.

Student-athletes earned first-team honors by finishing among the top eight in their respective events. Student-athletes who placed ninth through 12th gained second-team status.

Below is the list of Falcons and Lady Falcons who garnered All-America honors. To see the complete list, go to


(Name, Event)
Leah Barker – (4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay)
Tia-Adana Belle – (100 Hurdles, 4x400 Relay, 400 Hurdles)
Shakinah Brooks – (4x100 Relay, Long Jump)
Ade Hunter – (4x400 Relay)
Shamia Lassiter – (100 Hurdles, 4x100 Relay)
Ornella Livingston – (100 Dash, 200 Dash, 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay)
Amenze Uhunmwangho – (Long Jump, Triple Jump)

(Name, Event)
Brent Arceneaux – (4x100 Relay)
Shaquille Dill – (800 Run, 4x400 Relay)
Burkheart Ellis, Jr. – (100 Dash, 200 Dash, 4x100 Relay)
Jumonne Exeter – (Triple Jump)
Khari Herbert, Jr. – (4x400 Relay)
Immanuel Hutchinson – (800 Run, 4x400 Relay)
Daniel Jamieson – (100 Dash, 200 Dash, 4x100 Relay)
Kendall Kee – (100 Dash, 4x100 Relay)
Shawn Rowe – (4x400 Relay, 400 Hurdles)
David Shaw, Jr. – (Triple Jump)


(Name, Event)
Shakinah Brooks – (100 Dash)

(Name, Event)
Kirvano Handfield – (High Jump)
Khari Herbert, Jr. – (400 Dash)
Shawn Rowe – (110 Hurdles)


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