HBCU SWAC: Indoor Track and Field Recaps: Jan. 6-8


LSU Purple Tiger Meet (LSU; Jan. 6)

Alcorn State


Texas Southern (Women Only)


BATON ROUGE, La. – Alcorn State freshman Anterious Brown won the 400m dash in his first collegiate meet, and Texas Southern’s Alexis Gray claimed the women’s 200m dash (24.94) during the LSU Purple Tiger meet this past weekend.

Brown clocked in at 51.14. Teammate Devaunte Richardson recorded a top-five finish with a time of 51.94.

The Lady Braves’ distance medley relay team — freshmen Shaquanda Hill and Adajah Irving, sophomore Angelia Jacobs and junior Dynasty Williams — raced in at 15:06.57 to finish only behind LSU’s “A” squad. Hill and Jacobs also notched a pair of top-10 finishes in the women’s 600m. Hill clocked in at 1:40.82, while Jacobs was one spot behind at 1:41.44. .

Texas Southern’s Breana Dockery(25.08) was second behind Gray in the women’s 200m.

For Southern, Derrick Garner’s 22.85-second time in the 200m dash was good for fourth place. Lady Jaguar Camryn Hawkins finished 10th in the women’s 200m dash (26.20), and Vashti Hannah’s 17-08 mark gave her sixth place overall.

BIll Easton Classic (University of Kansas; Jan. 6)

Texas Southern (men only)

Prairie View A&M


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M posted solid performances during Kansas’ Bill Easton Classic.

TSU’s Mykele Young-Sanders (50.35) was third in the men’s 400m dash, and teammate Harvey Kendall finished second in the high jump with a leap of 2.04m. PVAMU’s Brandon Kirby notched a second-place finish in the 600-yard run with a time of 1:15.19.

Aaron Austin posted a sixth-place result in the men’s mile run (4:31.06), and Logan Williams was third in the 60m hurdles with a mark of 8.16.

On the women’s side, Folami Williams finished in the top four with the time of 7.89 (fourth), while in the 400 meter dash, the Lady Panthers had four top ten performers as they finished 4-7. Takara Coleman was fourth with a time of 59.19, and Husniyyah Rogers was close behind with the time of 59.40, JayRielle Joseph finished in sixth place with the time of 1:02.26 and Stephanie Mathis rounded up the team with a 1:03.45 finish.

In the women’s 800m, Noelia Rodriguez finished in sixth place with a time of 2:28.

Orange and Purple Indoor (Clemson; Jan. 7)

Alabama A&M

Alabama State


CLEMSON, S.C. – Alabama State’s Josh Davis (6.76) finished third in the 60m dash, and Alabama A&M’s Joi Ballard (57.19) was sixth in the women’s 400m dash during the Clemson Orange and Purple Indoor meet.

Tatianna Etienne (1:13.11) was second in the women’s 500m run for the Lady Hornets. Also for ASU’s women, the distance medley relay team — Brandee Ebert, Arion Span, Latisha Locker, Hayley Spears — was third with a time of 13.06.73.

AAMU’s Charrie Dennard had a particularly solid meet, finishing third in the women’s triple jump (12.35m) and sixth in the long jump (5.78m).

Also for the men, ASU’s 4x400m relay squad — Lezoghia Member-Meneh, Kevin Spraggins, Devin O’Neal and Camrin Lamb — finished fourth (3:19.97). Alabama A&M’s Ezekiel Rose posted a leap of 13.47m to earn sixth in the triple jump.

Ed Temple Classic (Tennessee State; Jan. 8)

Arkansas-Pine Bluff


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Led by Juwan Parker (men) and Takia Taylor (women) Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s sprinters notched several top-5 finishes during the Ed Temple Classic at Tennessee State.

Taylor won the women’s 200m dash with a time of 25.54. She was also sixth in the 55m dash, which saw fellow Lady Lion Jennifer Watt finish third with a mark of 7.38.

Parker posted a 6.58 in the 55m dash for a third-place result, and posted a second-place time of 22.53 seconds in the 200m dash. Teammate Lamarques Woodard was fifth.

Wade Garner (49.45), Malique Smith (49.71) and Tryan Lyons (50.73) were second, fourth and fifth respectively in the 400m dash. Travion Munn earned fifth place in the mile run (4:57.2). UAPB had two 4x400m relay teams finish in the top 5 for the men’s and women’s side as well

Miles Dortch and Nathan Brown were second and third, respectively, in the weight throw.

Also on the women’s side, Cara Brooks made a toss of 39’7″ to finish second in the shot put. She was also fifth in the weight throw.