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NEW ORLEANS - With a total of 238 points, the Edward Waters Tigers men's outdoor track and field team won its fifth straightGulf Coast Athletic Conference  championship over two days at Tad Gormley Stadium. New York native Cliventz Alexis led the way in the field events and was named Men's Field MVP as he racked up a total of 27 points. Xavier University earned a second place finish overall with 198 points while Dillard University came in third place with 130 points.gcac2015 logo

Alexis finished first in the men's javelin throw while his teammates placed in second, third and fourth respectively. Linton Meggie of Edward Waters picked up a first place finish with a distance of 42.72 (PR). Tavis Batiste of Dillard finished second while Evan Simmons came in third for Xavier University.

The Men's Field MVP was awarded to Xavier's freshman Shane Buchanan who finished with 40 points and dominated the distance events. He placed first in the men's 3000 meter steeplechase, posting a time of 11:32.99. He also earned first place finishes in the 1,500 meter run and the 5,000 meter run.

Dillard's Jovan Lambley produced a first place finish in the men's triple jump as he leaped a distance of 14.17 meters. Teammate Julian Williams finished second while Brandon Matthews of Xavier finished in third place.

Edward Waters racked up more points from the field as Fedner Homme earned a first place finish in the men's discus throw. Alexis and Meggie finished second and third respectively for the Tigers.

Thomas Donald of Xavier was crowned champion in the men's shot put while Dillard's Quamel Sessoms placed first in the long jump as he leaped a distance of 6.58 meters.

Delano Dunkley of Southern University at New Orleans produced a first place finish in the men's 100 meter dash, posting a time of 10.51 seconds while Dillard's Tyrone Barrow and Cody Branch placed second and third respectively. Branch and Barrow later finished first and second in the men's 200 meter dash.

In the 4x100 meter relay, Dillard's relay team comprised of Branch, Barrow, Darrien Sheppard and Stephano Flowers finished in first place while Edward Waters and Philander Smith finished in second and third place respectively.

In the 4x400 meter relay, Southern University at New Orleans' relay team containing Twane Crooks, Leonard Ledgister, Jamar McNaughton and Acdane Campbell finished in first place with a time of 3:19.16 while Xavier and Edward Waters finished in second and third respectively.

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