College Notebook

St. Aug’s breaks relay record

News releasesMay 25, 2013 

— Saint Augustine’s ran 38.91 seconds to break the Division II men’s 4x100 relay record set by the Falcons two days ago at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships on the Colorado State University of Pueblo campus on Saturday.

The Falcons ran the first-ever relay under 39 seconds by a Division II team in winning the men’s 4x100 national title on Saturday. The team is Ramaan Ansley, Taffawee Johnson, Burkheart Ellis, Jr. (a freshman from Knightdale) and Jermaine Jones (a sophomore from Wilmington). It is the seventh fastest time in the United States in 2013.

Grand Canyon was second in 39.58 and Lincoln (Mo.) was third in 39.95.

On Thursday, the Falcons ran 39.01 in the preliminaries to break the previous mark held by Abilene Christian for 29 years. Abilene Christian ran 39.20 in 1984.

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