BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men's and women's indoor track and field teams finished second and third, respectively, at the Sewanee Tiger Indoor Invitational Saturday. The men were the top NCAA Division III team at the meet, finishing just 28 points behind first place D-II Mississippi College at 112 points. Their team total was 69 points ahead of third place finisher Berry College. The women earned 56.5 points and finished behind Mississippi College and Emory University.
"We had a strong meet all around," said Head Coach Kenneth Cox. "It was nice to compete andhave more of our athletes represented today. On both the men and women's side, we had a number of season or personal best and we look forward to building on those performances as a team."
BSC combined for 17 top three finishes, including winning four events. Karmin Shute (Fayetteville, Ga./The Walker School) and Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) each won the 55m dash and 200m dash. Shute ran a personal best 7.30 to win the 55m dash. Watkins' 6.38 finish in the 55m was a new personal record for him as well.
In the field, Michael Snow (Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville HS) won the shot put and Kameren Morgan (Bowie, Md./St. Alban's School for Boys) took the weight throw. Morgan's 47.18m mark was a new personal best.
The Panthers head back to Sewanee on Friday, Feb. 17 for another indoor invitational.