St. Augustine wins CIAA track championship
CHARLOTTE The Saint Augustine’s University men breezed to its 19th straight title and the women took second in the CIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Complex Saturday.
The Falcons cruised to victory in the men’s division with 203 points. Virginia Union was second with 139.83 points and Virginia State finished third with 107.33 points.
Both teams, ranked No. 1 nationally in the men’s and women’s divisions, performed magnificently in the two-day championship meet as they produced eight national top 10 Division II times and marks. Tia-Adana Belle (Jr./St. George, Barbados) solidified her top-ranking in the women’s 400 hurdles with a time of 55.82 which is the fifth-best in the world this year. It is also an Olympic qualifying time.
NC State: The No. 8 Wolfpack defeated North Carolina A&T 25-1 Sunday at Doak Field at Dail Park, the largest outburst since 2010 coming against LaSalle where the Pack put 32 runs on the board.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons completed the sweep against No. 13 North Carolina on a ninth inning walk-off double from Stuart Fairchild to give the team a 3-2 victory at David F. Couch Ballpark Sunday.
Duke: Graduate student Brian McAfee turned in his sixth quality start of the season to lead the Blue Devils past Virginia Tech, 3-1, Sunday at English Field at Union Park.
Elon: Winners of four of its five games this week, the Phoenix saw Nick Zammarelli and Ryne Ogren pick up weekly honors from the Colonial Athletic Association Monday. Zammarelli was named the league's player of the week, while Ogren collected rookie of the week distinction.
UNC: Following its comeback victory over No. 1 Notre Dame, The Tar Heels’ Luke Goldstock has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Stephen Kelly is this week’s Defensive Player of the Week.
Elon: For the second time this season, the Phoenix has earned both CAA Player and Defensive Player of the Week honors, coming off a 8-4 win against Drexel and a 12-5 win against Hofstra. The Colonial Athletic Association announced Monday that Maeve Cowley has been named the CAA Co-Player of the Week and Rachel Ramirez the CAA Defensive Player of the Week.
Wake Forest: Freshman Dennis Uspensky’s victory in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 6 singles lifted the seventh-ranked Demon Deacon men’s tennis team to its first-ever ACC Tournament title Sunday. The Deacons outlasted top-ranked Virginia, 4-3, at Cary Tennis Park to end the Cavaliers’ nine-year run as conference champions.
UNC: Miami pushed the Tar Heels to the limit as expected in the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Championship final, but the top-seeded Tar Heels left Cary Tennis Park having achieved ACC perfection. The Heels claimed a 4-2 win over the second-seeded Hurricanes before a sun-splashed crowd Sunday, following up a regular season in which it posted a 14-0 record in conference play with its first ACC Championship crown since 2011.
Swimming & Diving
UNC: An outstanding group of twelve men’s and women’s swimmers and divers have been named to the 2015-16 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Teams. A total of seven women and five men have been honored on the teams.
Duke: Seven swimmers and divers have been named to the All-ACC Academic Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams, as announced by the conference office Monday. Four Blue Devil men and three Blue Devil women were selected for the academic honor.