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2016-17 Birmingham-Southern College Track and Field News

  • Women, Dixon Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors
    August 11, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s track and field team was one of 183 programs recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Panthers earned All-Academic Team honors. Recent graduate Jothani Dixon (Tuscumbia, Ala./Dreschler HS) was named an All-Academic Scholar-Athlete by the organization as well.
  • Panther Profile: Gabe Goodwin, Track and Field
    August 03, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Gabriel Goodwin (Corner, Ala./ Corner High School) is a rising junior at Birmingham-Southern College and was a member of the 2017 Southern Athletic Association track and field championship team. Goodwin is majoring in math, with hopes to attend graduate school for a degree in electrical engineering.
  • Panther Profile: Emory Builta, Track and Field
    July 07, 2017
    Birmingham, Ala.- Emory Builta (Daphne, Ala., Bayside Academy) just parted ways with Birmingham-Southern College as a member of the class of 2017 after four years as a Panther on the women’s track and field team. Builta graduated with a degree in business administration and a minor in psychology, with a distinction in leadership studies. She plans on pursuing a career in property management with hopes of running an apartment complex.
  • Winter And Spring All-Academic Honor Roll Announced
    June 30, 2017
    ATLANTA – The SAA announced its Student-Athlete Academic Honor Roll today for the 2017 spring term and a total of 1,033 student-athletes made the list. To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 for the term and be a regular member of a varsity athletic team in a sport sponsored by the conference.
  • Top Male Student-Athletes of 2016-17
    June 13, 2017
    These were the top male student-athletes from their respective sports during the 2016-17 athletic season who were nominated for the BSC Male Athlete of the Year award.
  • ICYMI: Watkins Spoke to Kyle Burger of WVTM
    June 05, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Kyle Burger of WVTM spoke to junior Jamal Watkins about his record breaking season.
  • Morgan, Watkins Named USTFCCCA All-Americans
    June 02, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After a stellar weekend at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Kameren Morgan (Bowie, Md./St. Alban’s School for Boys) and Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) were named U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Americans.
  • Panthers Named to SAA All-Sportsmanship Teams
    May 31, 2017
    ATLANTA – The Southern Athletic Association announced the 2017 Spring Sports All-Sportsmanship Teams and 79 student-athletes among the league’s eight full-time members received recognition. Formed in 2011, the SAA places a special emphasis on good sportsmanship and fair play among all competitors.
  • NCAA Championships: Watkins Wins National Title
    May 27, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) picked up his second NCAA Division III national title Saturday as he won the 100 meter dash in a stadium and personal record time of 10.34. Birmingham-Southern men’s track and field would finish 14th overall as a team at national’s.
  • NCAA Championships: Watkins Posts Top Time in Prelims
    May 26, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) ran the top time in the 100 meter dash preliminaries Friday afternoon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships to represent Birmingham-Southern on day two. He has now qualified for three finals in all three of his events this weekend.
  • NCAA Championships: Panthers Qualify for Finals
    May 25, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern men’s track and field qualified for the finals in two events at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships Thursday afternoon.
  • BSC Sends Six to NCAA National Track and Field Championships
    May 24, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Six Panthers will be representing Birmingham-Southern men’s track and field at the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championships May 25-27 in Geneva, Ohio. The Panthers are coming off their second consecutive Southern Athletic Association championship. They qualified in hammer throw, the 100 and 200 meters, and the 4x100 relay.
  • Panthers Earn 15 USTFCCCA All-Region Nods
    May 22, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s track and field teams combined for 15 South/Southeast All-Region honors, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday.
  • BSC Holds Annual Athletics Dinner
    May 15, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern athletics department announced the winners of its big awards and recognized the accomplishments of the student-athletes at its 2017 Athletic Awards Dinner Monday night in the Norton Great Hall on BSC’s campus.
  • Cox, Watkins Take Big Awards; 20 Earn All-Conference
    May 04, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s track and field teams collected 20 all-conference honors as the Southern Athletic Association released the teams Thursday. Junior Watkins and Head Coach Kenneth Cox headlined the group. Watkins earned track athlete of the year honors and Cox was named coach of the year.
  • Men’s Track and Field Ranked 14th Nationally
    April 25, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Following an impressive performance at the Southern Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Birmingham-Southern men’s team moved up 22 positions in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national poll. The Panthers are now ranked 14th in the country and third in the South/Southeast Region.
  • SAA CHAMPIONS: Men Defend Title, Women Finish Fifth
    April 22, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s outdoor track and field team successfully defended its Southern Athletic Association Title Saturday. The Panthers scored 81 more than Rhodes College with 227.5 points to win their second consecutive SAA championship. The women scored 102.5 points to finish fifth overall.
  • SAA Championships: Men in First After Day One
    April 21, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams are off to a great start that the 2017 Southern Athletic Association Championships Friday. Eight medals went to Panthers on day one, with four winning conference titles.
  • SAA Championships: Outdoor Track and Field Preview
    April 20, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams are primed for competition at the 2017 Southern Athletic Association Outdoor Championships this weekend. The men will be defending their 2016 title, while the women are expected to be contenders after a second place finish last season. The championships run April 21-22 in Mount Berry, Ga. at Valhalla Stadium.
  • Women Win Sewanee Mt. Laurel Invite, Men Finish Second
    April 14, 2017
    SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern outdoor track and field teams went 1-2 at the Sewanee Mountain Laurel Invitational Friday. The women took first place, 10.5 points ahead of Emory, while the men finished second overall.
  • BSC Continues to Improve at Mobile Invitational
    April 07, 2017
    MOBILE, Ala. – Several Panthers earned top three finishes at the University of Mobile Invitational Friday as the Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams continue to improve.
  • Watkins Named SAA Track Athlete of the Week
    April 06, 2017
    ATLANTA - The SAA announced the men's track & field Athletes of the Week for events competed last weekend and, following voting by the league head coaches, Ridge Davis of Sewanee captured Field Athlete of the Week while speedster Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) of Birmingham-Southern claimed Track Athlete of the Week.
  • Panthers Perform Well at Hilltop Classic on Senior Day
    April 01, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern outdoor track and field teams hosted their annual Hilltop Classic Saturday, welcoming six top teams from across the country. It was also senior day on the Hilltop and the Panthers performed well in their final home meet of the season.
  • Weather Stops Falcon Invite, Panthers Compete Well
    March 25, 2017
    MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Severe weather in the region halted the Montevallo Falcon Track and Field Classic Saturday, but the Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s track and field teams were already competing tough. The men were in sixth place after 15 events and the women were 11th after 18 events against NCAA Division I-III opponents.
  • Men Finish Ninth at Emory Invite
    March 18, 2017
    ATLANTA, Ga. – Both the Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed this weekend at the Emory Invitational. The men finished ninth out of 33 teams, while the women placed 27th out of 35.
  • Snow Named SAA Field Athlete of the Week
    March 14, 2017
    ATLANTA - The SAA rleased the men's track & field Athletes of the Week for events competed outdoors this past weekend and, following voting by the league head coaches, Will Knowlton of Berry won Track Athlete of the Week while Michael Snow (Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville HS) of Birmingham-Southern collected Field Athlete of the Week.
  • CHAMPION: Watkins Wins 60 Meter Indoor Title
    March 11, 2017
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Sophomore Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) earned his first national title Saturday at the 2017 NCAA Indoor National Championships. Watkins crossed in 6.76 seconds to claim first place, beating the runner-up by 0.06 seconds.
  • Watkins Regional Runner of the Year, Breaks Record in Prelims
    March 10, 2017
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Sophomore Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) is having a big week so far. After being voted to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-South/Southeast Region team in two events, the sprinter was named the organizations regional runner of the year. He also set a new facility record in the 60 meter dash preliminaries Friday afternoon at the NCAA Division III National Championships to earn a spot in Saturday’s finals.
  • 2017 Season Preview: Outdoor Track and Field
    March 09, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s track and field programs are looking to come back stronger than ever for the 2017 outdoor season. Last year, the men’s team won the Southern Athletic Association championship and the women, who came in a close second, and are looking for a chance to take the title.
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