ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Benedict College women’s track & field team won their third consecutive SIAC Championship with a dominating performance to win the title by 91 points on Saturday at Winthrop University’s Irwin Belk Track.
Benedict had a 13-point lead over Albany State heading into the final day, and the Lady Tigers easily won the championship with a strong showing in Saturday’s running events. Benedict finished with 227.5 points, while Spring Hill College surged into second place with 136.5 points. Paine College finished third with 111.5 points. Albany State was fourth with 104 points.
Benedict’s Kimona Wilson received the Cleve Abbott Award, presented to the top overall point scorer in the championship. Wilson scored 42 points, finishing first in the long jump, the high jump, the 100-meter hurdles, second in the 400-meter hurdles, and fourth in the javelin throw.
The first event of the day was the women’s triple jump, and the Lady Tigers captured the top two spots. Savionna Glover won the gold medal with a jump of 11.61 meters. Kristion Jeffries finished second with a jump of 11 meters.
Sorenya Miller finished second in the women’s 400-meter dash with a time of 56.86. Sherona Stewart was fourth with a time of 57.00.
Helcy-Ann Sauver finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.27. Amber Bryant-Brock was sixth with a time of 12.84 and Miller was eighth in 14.18.
Benedict took the top two spots in the 800-meter run as Breasiah Fields won with a time of 2:26.21, followed by Sherona Stewart in 2:27.31. Naila Harris was sixth in 2:30.93.
The Lady Tigers also claimed the top two spots in the 400-meter hurdles with Bryant-Brock winning the gold with a time of 1:03.97, while Wilson was second in 1:04.59. Princess Hammett was sixth with a time of 1:10.12.
Becky Dionisio easily won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:30.92, beating second-place finisher Dazya Mitchell from Clark Atlanta by almost seven seconds. She also won the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:03.27. Breasiah Fields was fourth in a time of 5:15.92, while Harris crossed the finish line in seventh place.
In the 4×100-meter relay race, Benedict’s team of Miller, Sauver, Charneycar Casimir and Maria Mellville finished third with a time of 47.53.