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St. Aug's Ferguson wins second national title

May 25, 2007

CHARLOTTE - Kwonya Ferguson of Saint Augustine's College captured her second national individual crown in two days when she won the women's triple jump at the 2007 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Johnson C. Smith's Irwin Belk Complex on Friday, May 25, 2007.

Her foul-free performance knocked off defending champion Jessica Mills of NC Central who finished second. Albany State's Jana Mrozkova finished third, ASU's Candice Camp was fourth. Kerry-Ann Robinson of Lincoln (MO) finished eighth to give HBCUs five All-Americans in the event.

This was the second time in as many days that Ferguson beat last year's champion for a national title. She defeated Zolymar Febles of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras to win the long jump on Thursday.

If Ferguson wins the high jump on Saturday, she will become the first woman to sweep all three jumping events in NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships history. She already set a milestone in March when she won the triple jump, long jump and high jump at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships, a first for a Division II female athlete.

In other action involving HBCUs, Fort Valley State's Pierre Brown earned All-American status by finishing sixth in the decathalon.

Morehouse's Keith Moffatt failed to defend his high jump title and finished second behind longtime rival Jim Dilling of Minnesota State-Mankato. Moffatt and Dilling have been battling for the past three years with Moffatt taking the title last year.

St. Aug's Joseph Kindred placed fourth, Morehouse's Evan Flax finished fifth and SAC's Mike Jackson was seventh in the men's high jump finals.

The Championships conclude on Saturday with St. Augustine's, Albany State and Lincoln (MO) in the hunt for the women's team tile. St. Aug's men and Morehouse will look for strong performances in the sprints and relays on Saturday to boost their title hopes.

 

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