BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's track and field team captured its first conference title Saturday afternoon, winning the 2016 Southern Athletic Association Championship.
The men scored 226 points, over 87 points ahead of second-place Centre with 138.5 points. The BSC women finished second with 205 points, 52 points behind Rhodes who won its fourth straight title.
The Panther men won seven individual titles, with sophomore Jamal Watkins earning four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, and 4x400-meter relay. Junior Jalon Hollie joined Watkins on both relay teams to win two gold medals. Junior Scott Lewis and freshman Cameron Luster were also on the winning 4x100 team, and sophomore Jaylen Brooks-Carter and freshman Andrew Triplett were on the winning 4x400 team.
Freshman Jonathan Kimbrough also won the 110-meter hurdles, junior Michael Snow won the shot put, and freshman Kameren Morgan won the hammer throw.
On the women's side, BSC also won seven individual championships, led by sophomore Karmin Shute with three gold medals, winning the 200-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, and 4x400-meter relay. Junior Sage Jordan was also a part of the winning 4x400 team, and also won the 400-meter dash, and junior Erin Davis was part of the 4x100 team that won gold, and she also won the 100-meter dash.
Junior Jothani Dixon and freshman Deja Hulbert were also on the winning 4x100 team, while senior Halle Knowles and freshman Rebecca Bryant were the last legs of the winning 4x400 team.
Additionally, senior Markia Robinson won the 100-meter hurdles, and sophomore Morgan Reynolds won the 10,000-meter run.
In all, BSC claimed 14 gold medals, 14 silver, and 16 bronze.