St. Augustine’s takes fifth straight national track & field title
The St. Augustine’s Falcons started from the bottom, but finished at the top for their fifth straight men’s national crown on the final day of the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at IMG Academy last weekend.
The Falcons started the day with six points but finished with 58 to outdistance Lincoln (Mo.) University (52 points), Ashland University (50 points) and Tiffin University (50 points) for their 16th men’s outdoor title.
The program has won 39 NCAA championships overall under Head Coach George Williams, who has won the most NCAA track and field championships regardless of division. The five-year championship streak is the longest for the Falcons since they won seven straight between 1989 to 1995.
Shaw: Senior Destinee Williams closed out her collegiate track and field career this past Saturday, placing eighth overall in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Williams finished the event with a time of 13.74 for the nation’s eighth fastest time while also grabbing an All-American honor. In addition, Williams became the first All-American from the school on the women’s side since Latasha McCoy finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles in 2002 for outdoor track.
The 2016-2017 campaign came to a close for the Blue Devils golf team Sunday evening, falling 17 strokes short of making it inside the top 15 of the NCAA Championship field.
The team did move up two spots to finish their final round of the NCAA Championship tied for 22nd. Senior Matt Oshrine capped off his career with a birdie on his final hole to notch a one-over-par 73 for the day. The Baltimore, Md. native also finished one over for the tournament, leading the Blue Devil lineup in his final outing.
Duke: Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) has announced its eight-member team that will represent GB&I at the 2017 Vagliano Trophy, which will take place June 29 to July 1 and hosted by the Golf Club Bogogno in Italy. It will be the second Vagliano event for Duke Junior Leona Maguire, who played with the GB&I squad in 2015. Maguire will be joined on the team by Gemma Clews, India Clyburn, Maria Dunne, Alice Hewson, Sophie Lamb, Olivia Mehaffey and Annabel Wilson. The squad will be captained by Elaine Farquharson-Black. The Vagliano Trophy, given by French golfer Andre Vagliano, was last played at Malone Golf Club, Belfast, in 2015 in which the Continent of Europe emerged victorious for a fifth consecutive time.
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