MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The Augusta University men's outdoor track and field team climbed one spot in the final day of the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Championships on the campus of the University of Montevallo and took fourth place. It matched the Augusta's highest finish at the PBC finals in their fifth year competing in the league.
The Jaguars men's and women's teams combined to break 10 records across the three-day event.
Competition commenced on Thursday with a full day of events and continued on Friday with men's and women's teams competing at the University of Montevallo. UNC Pembroke leads the event, PBC associate members Nova Southeastern and Florida Tech are second and third, Columbus State fourth, Augusta fifth, Montevallo sixth, and Clayton State seventh.
Augusta senior Taylor Coxwell won the decathlon with 5,972 points in events on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, Coxwell won the shot-put portion with a time of 10.16m, the high jump with a reach of 1.85m, and the 100m dash (11.45) and 400m dash (51.35). He took second in the discus and won the 110m hurdles to highlight Friday.
Anderson Constant grabbed fourth place in the long jump (7.03m) and Daniel Langston sealed seventh in the javelin throw (44.90m) in the first day of play. Constant earned fourth in the 110m hurdles Coxwell carded ninth.
Constant broke the school record for Augusta in the 110 hurdles.
Sophomore Daniel Broadhead gave AU a second place showing in the 3000m steeplechase in 9:15.46 and Daniel Langston grabbed sixth in the shot put with a reach of 13.11m and Anthony Mounzer managed 10th in 11.61m. Langston set the school record in shot put and set a personal best in the javelin throw. Mounzer posted a school record for discus and got fifth with a distance of 40.07, while posting a new personal record for the shot put.
Austin Wofford posted his best numbers in the discus and took eighth in 38.10.
AU's 4x100 meter relay team of Constant, Justin Harrison, Ryan White, and Nyahuma took third in 42.53 and in the 4x400 meter relay, White, Shane Rowand, Harrison, and Andrew Folk took fifth in 3:22.83. Augusta set the new school record for the 4x100 and 4x400.
PBC CHAMPIONSHIP – MEN'S RESULTS
1 UNC Pembroke, 198
2 Nova Southeastern, 164
3 Florida Tech, 141.5
4 Augusta, 99
5 Columbus State, 93.5
6 Montevallo, 70
7 Clayton State, 41
PBC CHAMPIONSHIP – WOMEN'S RESULTS
1 Nova Southeastern, 214.5
2 UNC Pembroke, 159
3 Montevallo, 154.5
4 North Georgia, 74
5 Florida Tech, 73
6 Augusta, 61
7 Columbus State, 39
8 Clayton State, 35
Augusta, Taylor Coxwell and Sarah Hossack
Clayton State, Tyler Askew and Joy Diaz
Columbus State, Jalen Tolbert and Shanila Chapman
Florida Tech, Gerrick Farquharson and JoeMarie Reid
Montevallo, Steven Rocca and Erin McDaniel
Nova Southeastern, Dwayne Edwards and Catherine George
UNC Pembroke, Michael Zimmerman and Catherine George
North Georgia, Elizabeth Mullenax
COACH OF THE YEAR
MEN: Dr. Peter Ormsby / UNC Pembroke
WOMEN: Bryan Hagopian / Nova Southeastern University
EAB ELITE 15 AWARD
MEN: Tyler McCabe / Florida Tech
WOMEN: Cheyenne Thompson / Montevallo
MEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Silus Kipkoech / UNC Pembroke
WOMEN'S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Cheyenne Thompson / Montevallo
MEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Stefan Matula / Nova Southeastern
WOMEN'S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Jeanna Cube / UNC Pembroke
MEN'S FRESHMAN TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Silus Kipkoech / UNC Pembroke
WOMEN'S FRESHMAN TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Cienna Nichols / Florida Tech
MEN'S FRESHMAN FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Nate Blackmon / Columbus State
WOMEN'S FRESHMAN FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Kelsi Sheldon / UNC Pembroke
JAGUARS AT PBC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Year-By-Year)
- 2017 – 4th
- 2016 – 7th
- 2015 – 4th
- 2014 – 6th
- 2013 – 6th
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