Tonia Walker, Director of Public Relations and Event Planning for the CIAA has announced her resignation effective August 3, 2000. She had been at the conference office for seven years.
Johnson C. Smith sports information director Patricia Harvey has left the Charlotte institution to accept a similar position at Hampton University. Harvey replaces LeCounte Conaway whose contract was not renewed.
In an interview with the Associated Press, U.S. Olympic men's track and field coach John Chaplin has announced the St. Augustine's Ken Brokenburr and Norfolk State's Tim Montgomery have been selected to the 4X100M relay pool. Brokenburr and Montgomery finished fifth and sixth in the 100M finals and will probably run in preliminary rounds at the Olympic games in Sydney. U.S. woomen's coach Karen Dennis is expected to name her relay squad members in the next few days. Alabama A&M's Jearl Miles-Clark is expected to be named to the 4X400M relay team.
July 23, 2000
Alabama A&M's Jearl Miles-Clark joined her sisters Hazel Clark and Joetta Clark-Diggs in a Clark family sweep of the women's 800M at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Miles-Clark, who finished second to her sister-in-law Hazel, had already qualified for the team in the 400M. Prairie View's Ron Nelson finished seventh in the high jump with a best height of 7 feet, 3.25 inches. St. Augustine's Ken Brokenburr finished fifth in the 200M but may still make the team since 100M winner Maurice Greene pulled up and did not finish. Brokenburr's fifth place finish in the 100M may get him a spot on the 4X100 relay team.
July 22, 2000
Hampton University's James Carter has become the fifth black college
James Carter takes a victory lap on NBC TV after finishing third in the 400M hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
product to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. Carter finished third in the 400M hurdles to make the squad. According to NBC commentator Marty Liquori, Carter had improved his times by two seconds this year. The former MEAC outstanding performer in both indoor and outdoor track finished third in the event in the 1999 NCAA Division I National Championships. The Olympic trials conclude on Sunday with Prairie View's Ron Nelson competing in the high jump, St. Augustine's Ken Brokenburr looking for a spot in the 200M dash and Alabama A&M's Jearl Miles-Clark looking to double in the 800M after earning a spot in the 400M run last weekend.
July 20, 2000
Fayetteville State University has announced a press conference for Tuesday morning, July 25 to introduce its next athletics director. Local speculation points to William "Bill" Carver former athletic director for the Cumberland County (NC) School System. Carver represented FSU at the recent summer meeting of CIAA athletics directors.
Edward Waters College has named Lamonte Massie as head football coach. Massie is charged with reviving a program that has been dormant since 1967. The Tigers will begin playing in 2001. Massie was introduced at a press conference Friday in Jacksonville. For the past six years, the Tuskegee graduate has been general manager and head coach of the semi-pro Columbia (SC) Cougars. Here's how The Florida Times-Union reported the story.
Former Texas Southern student sports information assistant Tony Wyllie has left the Tennessee Titans to become Vice President of Communications for the new Houston NFL Franchise. Wyllie had been Director of Media Relations for the Titans for the past three years. He also served as AFC media contact for the 1999 Pro Bowl. Prior to joining the Titans, Wyllie was a media relations assistant for the St. Louis Rams.
July 1, 2000
Two members of the St. Augustine's track team have qualified for the Barbados Olympic team. Gabriel Burnett, the 1998 CIAA Champion, qualified in the men's 110M hurdles by setting a national record at the Barbados Olympic trials. Current NCAA Division II 400M champion Tonya Oxley qualified by winning the 400M race during the trials. Oxley is also expected to run on the 4X400M relay team from Barbados.