Sunday, May 7, 2017

Albany State Golden Rams win SIAC Championship

2017 SIAC Track & Field Championship Results

ALBANY, Georgia -- Senior Jared Jordan capped an exciting run to the 2017 SIAC Men's Track & Field Championship with a comeback lap for the 4x400-meter relay team. The Albany State men's team won the title after trailing Benedict for most of the meet.

It's Albany State's first conference title since 2014.

After 21 events, Albany State finished with 248 points as a team. Benedict College was second with 220.5 points, and Morehouse College placed third with 107 points. Central State University (59) and Claflin University (49) completed the top five.

Individually, Cervantes Jackson won the SIAC Cleve Abbott Award which is awarded to the top individual performer throughout the championship. He also was named the SIAC Men's Field Most Valuable Performer.

Jackson recorded 58 points during the three-day event. He won the decathlon (6,016), long jump (7.19m) and javelin (47.23m). Jackson earned silver medals in the high jump (1.93) and triple jump (15.45m). He also finished third in the 110-meter hurdles (14.64) and pole vault (2.89m).

On the final day of competition, Jordan and freshman Christopher Jackson finished 1-2 in the 100- and 200-meters runs. Jordan recorded times of 10.33 and 21.01, respectively. Jackson had marks of 10.41 and 21.31.

The Golden Rams also received a huge boost in the 800-meter run. The trio of Joshua Ajiero (1:56.95), Jamorris Hill (1:57.11) and Martin Jones (1:57.92) swept the top three spots for ASU.

ASU also won the 4x100-meter relay (40.95) and the 4x400-meter event (3:16.44ALB).

Kenneth Taylor of Albany State was named the SIAC Men's Track & Field Championship Outstanding Coach after leading the Golden Rams to their second title in three years.


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