ROCK HILL, S.C.  –  The Benedict College Lady Tigers and the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers are the outdoor track and field champions for the 2015 season.

On a day threatened by cloudy skies and a chance of rain, several individual titles and relay titles were decided at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of Winthrop University.

Individually, four student athletes were honored for their performances on the weekend.  Krishanda Campbell-Brown took the awards for the top female field athletes and the Cleve Abbott Individual Award for the top overall point total during the three-day competition. Campbell-Brown tallied 54 points on the weekend, garnering three first-place awards in the pole vault, long jump and triple jump along with a second place in the heptathlon and a third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. Her Lady Tiger teammate Jonnise Pierce won the award for the top female track athlete of the weekend, winning the 10,000-meter run and the 3,000 meter steeplechase and claiming third-place in both the 800-meter run and the 1,500-meter run.

On the men’s division, Benedict’s Dessie Demlew won the award as the top track performer of the meet, winning both the 10,000-meter run and the 3,000-meter steeplechase and taking second in the 1,500-meter run.  Aaron Bennett of Tuskegee tallied 28 points over three days, winning the discus and shot put while taking third in the hammer throw.

In the team standings, Benedict tallied 214 points for the women’s title while Albany State (199.5 points) was second and Clark Atlanta (165 points) finished third.  In the men’s standings, Morehouse tallied 167 points for the men’s title.  Albany State finished second with 130 points while Benedict was third with 126 points.

2015 SIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship Final Team Standings
Women Men
School Points Team Finish Points School
Benedict 214 1st 167 Morehouse
Albany State 199.5 2nd 130 Albany State
Clark Atlanta 165 3rd 126 Benedict
Claflin 118.5 4th 95 Stillman
Kentucky State 40 5th 93 Tuskegee
Stillman 26 6th 88 Kentucky State
Paine 14 7th 39 Clark Atlanta
Tuskegee 12 8th 38 Claflin
Fort Valley State 11 9th 23 Paine
Miles 6 10th 9 Lane
11th 6 Fort Valley State

Courtesy: SIAC



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