NORMAL, Ala. – For the seventh straight year and the 11th time overall, the Alabama State Lady Hornets won the Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships continued Saturday at Alabama A&M University’s Louis Crews Stadium. It marks the fifth consecutive season that the Hornet women have won the SWAC Triple Crown (Cross Country, Indoor Track/Field and Outdoor Track/Field).

In second was Grambling State with 127 points. Prairie View was third (103.50). Alabama State’s Sade Lavallias (22 points through three events) shared the Most Outstanding Track Performer award with Grambling’s Halima Chepkwony (22 points through four events), and Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Sireta Roach won the Most Outstanding Field Performer, racking up 25 points through four events. [easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B00DVQRT2C” locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]

Ritchie Beene from Alabama State was named Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. Full standings, results from day three, and all-conference teams are listed below.

1. Alabama State – 176.5
2. Grambling – 127
3. Prairie View – 103.5
4. Texas Southern – 96
5. Southern – 76
6.  Alabama A&M – 62
7. Alcorn State – 53
8. Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 51
9. Jackson State – 45
10. Mississippi Valley – 24


Alabama State’s Kadijah Gordon won her second event of the meet, claiming the victory in the Triple Jump with a distance of 12.25m. Grambling State’s Darlene Desmangles was second (12.10m) and with a distance of 11.52m, Texas Southern’s DaShavonta Kinney finished third.

Latoya Gilding of Jackson State claimed the gold in the Discus, clearing 49.47m. Southern’s Georgeanna Felder and Jamira Russ rounded out the top three, with Felder (48.04m) finishing second and Russ finishing third with 47.04m.

Grambling State’s 4x100m relay team – Takyra Beverly, Chellane Jones, Creshonda Carter, Ja’lyn Simon – won its event with a time of 44.73. In second was Alcorn State (45.77) and Texas Southern finished third with a time of 45.87.

Brandee Ebert of Alabama State won the 1500m run with a time of 4:48.15. Halima Chepkwony was second with a result of 4:55.20 and in third place was Jackson State’s Stherline Silencieux (4:58.84).

Monica Howard of Alabama State (14.17) held off a late charge from Prairie View’s Deonca Bookman (14.57) to win the 100m hurdles. Bookman finished second, and Jackson State’s Khadijah Qualls finished third (14.87).

Prairie View’s Nekiesha Bailey won the women’s high jump with a leap of 1.76m, which was .02m off the conference record. Alicia Terrell (Alabama State) was second (1.67m), and Aaliyah Chatman of Texas Southern was third with a mark of 1.63m.

Creshonda Carter of Grambling (54.95) took the top spot on the podium in the 400m dash, with Taylor Sunkett of Alabama A&M (55.49) finishing second and Texas Southern’s Breana Dockery claiming third with a mark of 55.55.

Grambling State’s Chellane Jones (11.62) won the women’s 100m dash, and Alcorn State’s Jasmine Robinson was second with 11.75. Winning the bronze medal was Grambling State’s Ja’lyn Simon (11.92).

For the third-straight year, Alabama State’s Tatianna Etienne won the 800m conference crown, doing so in 2:07.70. Teammate Shantia Wilson was second at 2:10.91 and Alabama A&M’s Keanna McIntyre finished third at 2:11.70.

Deonca Bookman (Prairie View) won the 400m Hurdles in 59.80 seconds. Mississippi Valley’s LaKeia Hill (1:02.59) was second, and in third was Southern’s Rykeisha Bankhead (1:02.91).

Grambling’s Chellane Jones was crowned the 200m dash SWAC champion with a time of 24.07 seconds. In second was Alcorn State’s Jasmine Robinson (24.31) and Breana Dockery of Texas Southern earned the bronze (24.44).

In the women’s 5000m run, Artrailia Lesane of Alabama State clocked in at 19:28.35 to win the event. Dynasty Williams of Alcorn State (19:34.09) finished second, and coming in third place was Alabama State’s Sade Lavallias (19:41.27).

During the final event of the championships, Grambling State – Ja’lyn Simon, Creshonda Carter, Dana Broadnax, Chellane Jones — was able to claim the 4x400m Relay (3:42.18), overtaking Alabama State during the first half of the final leg. Prairie View finished second (3:43.24), and Alabama State (3:44.22) was third.

Lori Davis (Alabama State)
Sade Lavallias (Alabama State)
Quinta Collier (Alabama State)
Jamira Russ (Southern)
Sireta Roach (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
Kadijah Gordon (Alabama State)
Latoya Gilding (Jackson State)
Jada Curbeam (Prairie View)
Keanna McIntyre (Alabama A&M)
Creshonda Carter (Grambling)
Chellane Jones (Grambling)
Takyra Beverly (Grambling)
Ja’lyn Simon (Grambling)
Brandee Ebert (Alabama State)
Monica Howard (Alabama State)
Deonca Bookman (Prairie View)
Tatiana Etienne (Alabama State)
Artrailia Lesane (Alabama State)
Dana Broadnax (Grambling State)

Ashley Shepard (Southern)
Georgeanna Felder (Southern)
Darlene Desmangles (Grambling)
Shakalia Williams (Alabama State)
Christine Powers (Prairie View)
Camirey Jackson (Prairie View)
Kenya Wheeler (Grambling)
Chelsea Prather (Alabama A&M)
Tradeshia Conner (Alcorn State)
Chinyere Mbonu (Alcorn State)
Jada Hunt (Alcorn State)
Jasmine Robinson (Alcorn State)
Halima Chepkwony (Grambling)
Taylor Sunkett (Alabama A&M)
Shantia Wilson (Alabama State)
LaKeia Hill (Mississippi Valley)
Dynasty Williams (Alcorn State)
Husniyyah Rogers (Prairie View)
Takara Coleman (Prairie View)
Brandalyn Williams (Prairie View)

Courtesy: SWAC


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