College Sports

St. Aug’s men win 4th straight DII track title; 2nd-place women finish 1-point shy of crown

Saint Augustine’s won its fourth straight men’s title and finished second in the women’s team standings on Saturday at the 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at IMG Academy Track and Field Stadium.

The Falcons men dominated the final day to win 85-36 over Tiffin and TAMU-Kingsville.

The Lady Falcons placed second to Pittsburg State 52-51 in the women’s events. The finish was the highest for the Lady Falcons since 2003 when they placed second.

The Falcons men and women have combined to win 38 NCAA national indoor and outdoor championships overall under head coach George Williams, who has won the most NCAA track and field titles of any coach regardless of division.

UNC: The Tar Heels qualified three individuals to the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday at the NCAA East Preliminary. Ceo Ways qualified for the 400m while Kenny Selmon and Javonte Lipsey qualified for the 400-meter hurdles.

Ways ran 45.88 in the final heat of the men’s 400m to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second consecutive year in the 400m.

Carolina finished the third Saturday on final day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary. Five individuals and the men’s 4x400m competed for a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

N.C. State: The men’s 4x100 team advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships by running 39.24. Alexis Perry advanced in the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.90.

Men’s Lacrosse

Duke: The Duke senior midfield duo of Myles Jones and Deemer Class headlined the All-America list for the Blue Devils, earning first team honors from the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Justin Guterding and Kyle Rowe earned honorable mention accolades.

The 2016 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist, Jones will go down in history as arguably the best midfielder to wear a Duke uniform and one of the best to play Division I lacrosse. In 2016, Jones finished second on the team in scoring with 70 points from 33 goals and 37 assists. His 37 assists are tied for seventh in Duke single-season history and matched his personal-best and midfield record set last season.

Class’s on-field accomplishments are equally impressive. He led all Duke goal scorers with a career-high and Duke midfield record 50 goals. The previous Duke record for single-season goals by a midfielder was 40, held by Jones and Robert Rotanz.

The Blue Devils finished the year 11-8 overall and fell to Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Men’s Golf

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons opened play at the 2016 NCAA Championships with a 9-over 289 during Friday’s first round at the Eugene Country Club.

The team tied with Texas and Kentucky at 9-over. No school shot under par during the opening round as Arkansas and TCU hold the first round lead at 2-over.

Men’s Tennis

UNC: Jack Murray and Brayden Schnur fell in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Tournament quarterfinals in Tulsa, Okla. The Tar Heels were ousted 6-2, 7-6(7) by David Biosca and Rogerio Ribeiro of East Tennessee State, but not before earning All-America honors by being one of the last eight doubles teams standing at Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Murray and Schnur were the first Carolina team to reach the quarterfinals since 2010 and Schnur became just the third player in program history to earn All-America honors in three seasons.

Ronnie Schneider also earned All-America honors by reaching the Round of 16 in singles play.

Wake Forest: The team’s run at the NCAA Individual Championships came to an end on Saturday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. Freshman Petros Chrysochos fell in the singles quarterfinal round after the tandem of Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim did the same in doubles.

All-time the Deacs are now 14-16 in singles and 15-8 in doubles at the NCAA Individual Championships.

The Demon Deacons finished the season at No. 8 in the final national rankings after making its fourth appearance in the NCAA round of 16.

Women’s Tennis

UNC: The team continued to dominate the NCAA Singles and Doubles Women’s Tennis Championship as both Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay reached the semifinals after impressive victories on Saturday afternoon.

Top seed and No. 1-ranked Carter defeated No. 47 Katarina Adamovic of Oklahoma State, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0, to reach the singles semifinals. She will face off with Miami’s No. 8 seed Sinead Lohan, who has not lost a set to this point in the tournament, at 1 p.m. ET with the winner heading to the finale on Monday.

On the other side of the bracket, No. 2 seed Danielle Collins (Virginia) takes on 7th-seed Luisa Stefani of Pepperdine.

The win for Carter moved her into second alone in career singles victories at UNC with 129 for her three-year career. She is 48-4 on the current season.

In doubles, No. 1 seed Carter and Whitney Kay won in straight sets over No. 29 Hadley Berg and Paige Cline of South Carolina, 6-1, 6-2.

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