PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – For the first time in 10 years the Prairie View A&M University men’s track and field team earned the 2018 Outdoor SWAC Track and Field Championship after scoring 167 points, at the PVAMU Track and Field.

The Panthers finished in front of Alabama State (161), Jackson State (160), Texas Southern (113), Alabama A&M (84), UAPB (77), Alcorn St (37), and Miss. Valley St (16).

Tristian Ham shattered the previous SWAC championship mark of 5.05 meters in the men’s pole vault. Ham won the gold with a clearance of 5.12 meters, and teammate Sunne-Rodriguez Weems was second (4.55m).

DeAnte Crittenden won the men’s high jump, with a mark of 2.06 meters. In the 4×100 meter relay quad of William Polley, Ty’Ron Baker, Ansar Richardson and Carl Jordan to take home the silver with the time of 40.37.

Jovondi Williams took the bronze in the men’s discus throw with a mark of 45.56m. The duo of Polley and Jordan finished 1-2 in the 400-meter dash, Polley earned the gold with the time of 46.59. Jordan took the silver with the time of 46.63. Logan Williams earned bronze with a time of 51.72 in the 400-meter hurdles.

Heading into the final event the Panther quad of Terrell Moses, Jordan, Lo. Williams, and Polley, scored the final points for the champions.posting a time of 3:09.81 to win the silver and the championship in the 4×400.

Selected Panthers will return to action in the NCAA West Regionals to be held in Sacramento, Calif., May 24-26.

Courtesy: PVAMU Athletics


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