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Track and Field wins 11 individual titles at SAA Championship

Tiarra Goode (photo by Ryan Petrocchi)
Tiarra Goode (photo by Ryan Petrocchi)

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Winning 11 individual titles and earning 23 total medals, the Birmingham-Southern track and field teams both placed third at the 2015 Southern Athletic Association Championship, hosted by Rhodes in Memphis, Tenn.

Senior Tiarra Goode won four gold medals today, clocking the fastest time in the nation in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.21, placing fourth in the nation in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.95, and ranking 13th in the nation in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.59. She was also a leg of the winning 4x100-meter relay team, which won with a time of 47.31 seconds, putting them at third on the national performance list. Sophomore Jothani Dixon and freshmen Shay Morton and Karmin Shute were also members of the championship 4x100m team.

Sophomore Jourdan Davison won the men's 400-meter dash with a time of 49.64, and freshman Jaylen Brooks-Carter won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.42 seconds. The men's 4x400-meter relay team also won the title, consisting of Brooks-Carter, Davison, junior Connor Wright, and sophomore Jalon Hollie.

"Our athletes performed incredibly throughout the championship," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "We had a number of event winners, top-three finishers, and several career bests. As we continue to grow and get better, I am encouraged by the fact that we competed at the top level in every event."

Today's medals were in addition to yesterday's winners: Christopher Roberts, men's 10K; Michael Snow, men's shot put and hammer throw; and Earen Robinson, women's hammer throw.

Rhodes won the women's team championship with a total of 231 points, followed by Centre with 161 and BSC with 149. Centre won the men's title with 201 points, followed by Rhodes with 184.50 and BSC with 166.

The Panthers will next run at the Georgia Invitational, May 10 in Athens, Ga., and then the Cardinal Twilight, May 16, in Louisville, Ky., before competing in the NCAA Division III Championship, May 21-23 in Canton, N.Y.