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BSC wins 12 individual titles at SAA Track & Field Championship

BSC wins 12 individual titles at SAA Track & Field Championship

SEWANEE, Tenn.--The Birmingham-Southern track & field teams won 12 individual titles and medaled in 22 different events at the 2013 Southern Athletic Association Championships, which concluded today in Sewanee, Tenn.

Senior Robert Willett and junior Tiarra Goode both won three individual championships, as Willett won the 400-meter dash (49.05), 800-meter run (1:54.03), and 1,500-meter run (4:05.03), and Goode won the 100-meter dash (12.24), 200-meter dash (24.83), and 100-meter hurdles (14.41).

Senior Jessica Thornton the 800-meter run (2:19.59) and was second in the 1,500-meter run (4:54.32). Senior Shelby Moore placed second in the javelin (33.53m), and sophomore Elizabeth Bromirski was second in the high jump (1.52m). BSC also placed third in the women's 4x100-meter relay (made up of Goode, freshman Caron Byrd, freshman Markia Robinson, and freshman Amber Cardwell) and the women's 4x400-meter relay (Byrd, junior Regan Hubbell, sophomore Victoria Ports, and Thornton).

On the men's side, freshman Jordan Frazier won the 110-meter hurdles (15.33), junior Cody Mann won the high jump (1.88m), and senior Aaron Sherrill won the javelin (54.02m). BSC also won the men's 4x400-meter relay, a team made up of Willett, senior Andrew Archer, junior Colin Perry, and senior Andy Clack. The 4x100-meter relay team (senior Shawn Morris, Clack, Mann, and Archer) was third, and Perry was also third in the 400-meter hurdles (57.79).

Junior Hank Ballard, who won the pole vault title yesterday, also placed third in the javelin (52.71m). Freshman Scott Wheat and junior Christian Clesi also medaled yesterday in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placing second and third, respectively.

In the team standings, both the Panther men and women were third overall. Rhodes won both conference titles.

"Our team put it all on the line today despite the weather," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "It was a battle from start to finish, and the results don't tell the full story of our accomplishments."

The Panthers will travel to Bloomington, Ind., next weekend for the Bill Hayes Invitational, hosted by Ball State University, before heading to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship, May 23-25 at US-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wis.