It's all over now. The last medals have been distributed and HBCU products represented well in the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
The top performer was Danielle Williams who won the women's 100m hurdles on Friday. Danielle and her sister Shermaine, who finished 7th in the finals, are both Johnson C. Smith products. They ran for Jamaica (JAM) making a big contribution to the team's overall 132 points.
Hampton's Francena McCorory ran the final leg for the US women in the 4X400m relay. With a two to three meter lead going into the final straight, McCorory was overtaken by Jamaica's Novlene Williams-Mills and finished second earning a silver medal for Team USA.
Jackson State product Anaso Jobodwana finished in third place in Thursday’s 200 meter dash final. The former All-SWAC performer recorded a personal best time and finished behind Usain Bolt (JAM) and Justin Gatlin (USA). Jobodwana’s time (19.87) set a South African record.
Howard's David Oliver couldn't defend his individual title in the men's 110m hurdles finishing seventh in the finals.
Jackson State's Michael Tinsley, a wild card entry by virtue of being the reigning Diamond Race champion in the men's 400m hurdles, made it to the finals and finished eighth.
St. Augustine's products Roxroy Cato and Dane Hyatt also ran for their native Jamaica. Cato just missed qualifying for the 400m dash finishing sixth in a heat where only the first five advanced. Hyatt ran the third leg for Jamaica in the initial 4X400m relay heat to help the team qualify for the finals.
Another St. Aug product, Ramon Gittens running for Barbados, made it to the semifinals of the men's 100m and finished with the 12th fastest time in the event.
After getting an invitation to compete, Coppin State's Christina Epps failed to qualify out of her group in the women's triple jump.
Another disappointment was St. Aug's Bershawn Jackson. The former world champion failed to qualify out of the preliminaries finishing seventh in his heat with the fifth worst time of all the competitors.
Team USA finished first overall scoring 214 points. Kenya was second with 173 points. Germany was the only other country to score in triple figures, finishing fourth with 113 points.