Winston-Salem, NC – The Johnson C. Smith University women’s indoor track and field team finished second overall at the 2014 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships held at the JDL Fast Track. JCSU recorded 59 team points, while Adams State University won the title with a score of 67. The Golden Bulls made a dramatic improvement from their seventh place finish in the 2013 NCAA DII Indoor Championships.
Senior and reigning USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year Danielle Williams (St. Andrew, Jamaica) had a superior performance during the championships. Williams won individual national titles in three events (60m dash, 60m hurdles, and 200m dash).
In the 60m hurdles, Williams and junior teammate Samantha Elliott (Kingston, Jamaica) claimed first and second place on the medal stand. Williams won with a time of 8.12 to earn 10 team points, while Elliott finished in 8.32 seconds for eight team points. Williams won the 60m dash event in 7.32 seconds; an improvement from her preliminary time of 7.42 on day one. Elliott placed fifth in the 60m dash with a time of 7.53 seconds. Those combined results added 14 points to the team total.
Williams established a new JDL Fast Track facility record with her time in the 200m dash. She surpassed the facility mark of 24.05 with her event winning time of 23.80 seconds. Elliott placed in eighth in the event clocking 24.75 at the finish line. Their results added another 11 points to the team score.
Sophomore Tovea Jenkins (St. James, Jamaica) took third overall in the 400m dash. Jenkins picked up six points finishing in 55.15 seconds; an improvement from her preliminary time of 55.90 on day one.
The 4x400m relay team of Jenkins, Elliott, freshman Crystal Campbell (St. Catherine, Jamaica), and freshman Domenique Julius-Williams (Ontario, Canada) brought home the fourth event title for JCSU. The quartet won the event and set a new facility record with a time of 3:43.33.
The five JCSU competitors will return with 11 All-American honors.