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ALLENDALE, Mich. – Saint Augustine’s University scored 104 points on the final day to capture its second consecutive men’s outdoor national crown at the 2014 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Grand Valley State Track and Field Stadium on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

The title was the 12th men’s outdoor title for the Falcons, who also swept the last two men’s indoor national titles. Overall, the St. Aug track and field program has won 35 NCAA Division II national championships under legendary Head Coach George Williams.NCAA Track & Field

The Falcons scored 112 points to win by a 45-point margin over the competition. Adams State, who led entering Saturday, finished second in the men’s division with 67 points and Ashland placed third with 53 points.

SAU was once again led by their talented array of sprinters, hurdles and jumpers. The men’s squad won four men’s events and scored multiple points in several others to win going away.

The Falcons entered the day with eight points and trailed leader Adams State by 25 points with 11 events remaining. They immediately cut into their deficit with a victory in the men’s 4x100 meter relay race, the day’s first running event. The foursome of Daniel Jamieson, Taffawee Johnson, Burkheart Ellis Jr. and Jermaine Jones  crossed the finish line first in 39.42 seconds to defend their 400 meter relay national title.

Ty’reak Murray continued the surge with a victory in the men’s 110 meter hurdles in 13.89 seconds. He earned a national title in the event for the second time in his four-year career.

The Falcons continued their strong finish down the stretch. Roxroy Cato won the men’s 400 meter hurdles national title in 49.75 seconds.

With victory already in hand, the Falcons capped the championship meet in convincing fashion. The quartet of Cato, James Quarles, Ellis Jr. and Edmonds won the men’s 4x400 meter relay national title for the second straight season with a time of 3:06.84.

In the women’s division, the Lincoln (MO) University Blue Tigers scored 64 team points on Saturday  to win their seventh NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Women's National Championship. Ten Lincoln athletes combined to turn in 12 All-American performances with both Blue Tiger relay teams winning national titles.

Lincoln, which has also won four indoor national championships since 2003, won their 11th overall championship. The Blue Tigers had previously won outdoor national championships in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.

The day began and ended on high notes for Lincoln, starting in the 4x100m relay, where the foursome of Judith Riley, Kimberly Bailey, Yanique Ellington and Janae Johnson won in 45.34 seconds. Ellington and Johnson would go on to earn three total All-American honors.

The day ended with the 4x400-meter relay. Entering that event, Lincoln had 54 team points and was in first place by just one point. Johnson C. Smith was in second with 53 points, and the two teams were going head-to-head in the relay with everything on the line.

The Lincoln foursome of Willomena Williams, Jhevere Hall, Donna-Lee Hylton and Tamara Keane stepped up, winning the race in 3:37.29 to guarantee the Blue Tigers the national championship.

With the repeat of Livingstone's Quanera Hayes as women's 400m dash champion, HBCUs accounted for a total of 11 national titles (seven individual, four relays).

HBCU Division II Outdoor Track All-Americans
(finished 8th or higher in their respective events)
WOMEN:

Benedict
Chamekea Davis - 100m

District of Columbia
Jerily Benjamin - 4x400m relay
Simone Grant - 4x400m relay
Kaydian Jones - 4x400m relay
Marlena Wright - 4x400m relay

Johnson C. Smith
Crystal Campbell - 4x400m relay
Samantha Elliott - 100mh*, 400mh*, 4x400m relay
Tovea Jenkins - 400m, 4x400m relay
Domenique Julius-Williams - 4x400m relay
Danielle Williams - 100m*, 200m*, 100mh

Lincoln (MO)
Kimberley Bailey - 4x100m relay*
Yanique Ellington - 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay*
Jhevere Hall - 800m, 4x400m relay*
Donna-Lee Hylton - 400m, 4x400m relay*
Janea Johnson - 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay*
Tamara Keane - 400m, 400mh, 4x400m relay*
Ladonna Richards - 100mh
Judith Riley - 4x100m relay*
Monique Thompson - 800m
Willomena Williams - 4x400m relay*

Livingstone
Quanera Hayes - 200m, 400m*

Saint Augustine's
Tia-Adana Belle - 400mh, 4x400m relay
Shakinah Brooks - long jump
Brittany Brown - 4x400m relay
Akeisha Dumont - 4x400m relay
Shamia Lassiter - 100mh
Ornella Livingston - 100m
Cherrisse Lynch - 4x400m relay

Stillman
Euphemia Edem - long jump, triple jump

Winston-Salem State
Raven Covington - 4x100m relay
Ty-Leah Hampton - 4x100m relay
Tajanel McNeil - 4x100m relay
Nya Michaux - 4x100m relay

MEN:

Albany State
Untavous Benson - 4x100m relay
Tabareyon Jones - 4x100m relay
Corey Parks - 4x100m relay
Kyran Stewart - 100m, 4x100m relay

Johnson C. Smith
Rolando Berch - 400m, 4x400m relay
Patrick Campbell - 4x400m relay
Joshua Cunningham - 400m, 4x400m relay
Waynee Hyman - 4x400m relay

Lincoln (MO)
Michael Ashley - 4x100m relay
Wesley Best - 4x100m relay
Jermaine Blake - 4x400m relay
Roger Blake - 4x400m relay
Winston Edwards - 4x400m relay
Romone Hill - 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay
Romel Lewis - 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay
Orneldo Thomas - long jump

Saint Augustine's
Roxroy Cato - 400mh*, 4x400m relay*
Joshua Edmonds - 200m, 400m, 4x400m relay*
Burkheart Ellis, Jr. - 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay*, 4x400m relay*
Daniel Jameison - 4x100m relay*
Taffawee Johnson - 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay*
Jermaine Jones - 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay*
Elhadji Mbow - 400mh
Ty'reak Murray - 110mh*
James Quarles - 4x100m relay*
David Shaw - triple jump
DeJon Wilkinson - long jump, triple jump

Virginia State
Clive Cameron - 4x400m relay
Te'Shad Chambers - 4x400m relay
Charles Robinson - 400m, 4x400m relay
Justin Williams - 4x400m relay

Virginia Union
Berfrantz Charles - 4x100m relay
Allen Dooms - 4x100m relay
Malcolm Morris - 4x100m relay
Antoine Whitaker - 4x100m relay

 * - denotes National Champion



Team Scores
Women - Team Rankings - 21 Events Scored
1) Lincoln (Mo.) 64 2) Johnson C. Smith 59
3) Grand Valley St. 53 4) Adams State 39
5) Ashland 38 6) Central Missouri 34
7) New Mexico Highlands 33 8) Cal St. Stanislaus 26
9) Pittsburg St. 25 10) St. Augustine's 24
11) Western Washington 23 12) New Haven 20
13) Western State 19 14) Indianapolis 18
14) Academy of Art 18 16) Alaska Anchorage 16
16) Stillman 16 18) Wayne St. (Neb.) 14
18) Livingstone 14 20) Lindenwood 12
20) Tiffin 12 22) Lewis 11.50
23) So. Conn. St. 10 23) Seattle Pacific 10
25) Minnesota-Duluth 8 25) Augustana (S.D.) 8
25) Winston-Salem St. 8 25) Merrimack 8
25) Wis.-Parkside 8 25) Sioux Falls 8
25) Concord 8 25) Angelo State 8
33) Chico State 7 33) MSU-Moorhead 7
35) Ursuline (Ohio) 6 35) Walsh 6
35) Missouri Southern 6 38) Slippery Rock 5.50
39) West Texas A&M 5 39) District of Columbia 5
39) Central Oklahoma 5 39) Benedict 5
39) U-Mary 5 39) Edinboro 5
39) Cal St. East Bay 5 39) Hillsdale 5
39) Missouri S&T 5 48) East Stroudsburg 4
48) Black Hills St. 4 48) Western Oregon 4
48) Southwest Baptist 4 48) Ferris State 4
53) Colorado Mines 3 53) Wayne St. 3
53) Fort Hays St. 3 53) California (Pa.) 3
53) Alabama-Huntsville 3 53) Malone 3
53) Findlay 3 53) Central Washington 3
61) Chadron State 2 61) Seton Hill 2
61) Colorado Mesa 2 61) Indiana (Pa.) 2
61) Dallas Baptist 2 61) Stonehill 2
67) TAMU-Kingsville 1 67) Emporia St. 1
67) Metro State 1 67) San Francisco St. 1
67) Cal Poly Pomona 1 67) UC San Diego 1
67) NW Missouri 1 67) Northern Michigan 1
Men - Team Rankings - 21 Events Scored
1) St. Augustine's 112 2) Adams State 67
3) Ashland 53 4) TAMU-Kingsville 49
5) Pittsburg St. 36 6) Chico State 31
7) Grand Valley St. 30.50 8) Minnesota State 28
9) Lincoln (Mo.) 25 9) Academy of Art 25
11) Findlay 20 12) Southern Indiana 19
12) TAMU-Commerce 19 14) Colorado Mines 18
15) Western Washington 16 16) Western State 15
17) Tarleton State 14 17) Indianapolis 14
19) Emporia St. 13 20) Angelo State 12
20) So. Conn. St. 12 22) Lake Erie 10
22) California (Pa.) 10 22) American Int'l 10
22) Slippery Rock 10 22) Alaska Anchorage 10
27) Johnson C. Smith 9 28) Augustana (S.D.) 7
29) Hillsdale 6 29) Virginia Union 6
29) Missouri Southern 6 29) Humboldt State 6
29) Shippensburg 6 29) Harding 6
29) Albany State 6 36) Mount Olive 5
36) Saginaw Valley 5 36) Lenoir-Rhyne 5
36) Virginia State 5 36) Lewis 5
36) Sioux Falls 5 36) Southwest Baptist 5
36) Central Missouri 5 44) Metro State 4
44) Lock Haven 4 44) Nebraska-Kearney 4
44) Cal Poly Pomona 4 48) Lake Superior State 3.50
49) Missouri S&T 3 49) UC San Diego 3
49) Lindenwood 3 49) Cal St. Los Angeles 3
53) West Texas A&M 2 53) Michigan Tech 2
53) South Dakota Mines 2 56) Nova Southeastern 1
56) Stonehill 1 56) Cal St. Stanislaus 1
56) East Stroudsburg 1 56) Eastern New Mexico 1
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