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Track and Field Team Wins eighth straight sIAC Title and Team Academic Championship By add SeYMoUR jR.
Jerome singleton ’11 Part of World record relay team in World Championships in france He MOreHOUSe MArOON Mitchell was second in the 1500-meter TIGerS track and field team run and thein3000-meter steeplechase and Jerome Singleton ’11 continues his stellar career the track and field world, being part of a world-record relay team and finished 2013 as the Southern fourth in the 800-meter run. winning a bronze medal in the 2013 International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Lyon, france. Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s top winningThe topped theT42-46 SIAC in Singleton was part of the gold medal U.S.squad mensalso 4x100-meter relay team that finished their race in 40.73 team on the field and in the classroom. the classroom as they earned the seconds, smashing the previous record of 41.78 set by a South African team in 2013 2012. They continued their dominance of the SIAC Trackthird and behind field Academic Team and richard Browne in the T44 100 meters Singleton, the defending world champion, finished Jonnie Peacock SIAC as they won their eighth consecutive Championship. race. conference track and fieldwithout championship Of calf the athletes have the top 14 Singleton was born a fibulaon in his right and hadwho his leg amputated below the knee when he was 18 months old. He April 20 at B.T. Harvey Stadium. It was the grade point averages in the SIAC, seven became a heralded high school athlete in Greenwood, S.C., before coming to Morehouse. Singleton, an engineering major who was Maroon Tigers trackprogram, and fieldwas program’s them are Maroon Morehouse student-athletes. in the dual degree a member ofofthe flying Tigers track and field team when he learned about the paralympic 13th conference title over the last 18 years. Hall, a business administration movement. The Maroon Tigers, who finished major, had a 3.91 grade point average, Jerome singleton ’11 Part of far ahead of Wins Albany Stateall-sports and Stillman highest morehouse siaC award forthe fifth timeamong in six track Yearsand field athletes World record relay Team in in the team competition, were led by this year. Others on the All-Academic World Championships in France sophomores Jeremy Blue and Nicholas Team are: its dominance of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, The Morehouse College athletics program continues Hall, along Mitchell. All-Sports • Joshua Manley-Lee, JerOMe SINGLeTON continues winning thewith 2013senior SIAC Karlton Commissioner’s Award. It’s thesophomore, fifth time in six years that Morehouse has won’11the award. his Blue was named 3.68 that achieves the most overall stellar success career ininthe and field world, The award, basedthe onmeet’s a pointmost system, goesmathematics, to the SIAC school alltrack of the conference valuable performer after winning • Blakeathletic Bufford, senior,won biology, 3.54 championships being part of world-record sports during the school year. Thethe Maroon Tigers program conference in atrack and fieldrelay and team cross discus throw and finishing second in the • Terrance White, senior, physics, 3.46 and winning a bronze medal in the 2013 country, and had runner-up finishes in tennis, golf and basketball. javelin throw. Hall was second in both • Arvon Amisial, senior, kinesiology, 3.46 International Paralympic Committee World the 5000-meter run and 10000-meter run • Kasahun Neselu, junior, biology, 3.45 Championships in Lyon, france. track andinfield team Winssteeplechase. eighth straight •siaC title and team Championship and third the 3000-meter Karlton Mitchell, senior,academic psychology, 3.44 n Singleton was part of the gold medal By Add SeYMOUr Jr. winning U.S. mens 4x100-meter T42-46 relay The Morehouse Maroon Tigers track and field team finished 2013 as the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic top team that finished theirConference’s race in 40.73 seconds, team on the field and in the classroom. smashing the previous record of 41.78 set by a They continued their dominance of the SIAC as they won their eighth consecutive conference trackteam and in field championship on South African 2012. April 20 at B.T. Harvey Stadium. It was the Maroon Tigers track and field program’s 13th conference title over the last world 18 years. Singleton, the defending The Maroon Tigers, who finished far ahead of Albany State and Stillman in the team competition, were led by sophomores champion, finished third behind Jonnie Jeremy Blue and Nicholas Hall, along with senior Karlton Mitchell. Peacock and richard Browne in the T44 Blue was named the meet’s most valuable performer after winning the discus throw and second in the javelin throw. 100finishing meters race. Hall was second in both the 5000-meter run and 10000-meter run and third in the 3000-meterSingleton steeplechase. was second in was Mitchell born without a the 1500-meter run and the 3000-meter steeplechase and fourth in the 800-meter run. fibula in his right calf and had his leg The squad also topped the SIAC in the classroom as they earned the 2013 SIAC Track amputated and field Academic below theTeam knee when he was Championship. 18 months old. He became a heralded Of the athletes who have the top 14 grade point averages in the SIAC, seven of them are Morehouse student-athletes. high school athlete in Greenwood, S.C., Hall, a business administration major, had a 3.91 grade point average, the highest among track and field athletes this Singleton, year. before coming to Morehouse. Others on the All-Academic Team are: an engineering major who was in the - Joshua Manley-Lee, sophomore, mathematics, 3.68 dual degree program, was a member - Blake Bufford, senior, biology, 3.54 of the flying Maroon Tigers track and - Terrance White, senior, physics, 3.46 field team when he learned about the - ArvonFlying Amisial, senior, paralympic movement. n The Morehouse Maroon Tigerskinesiology, celebrate after3.46 winning the 2013 SIAC championship. - Kasahun Neselu, junior, biology, 3.45 - Karlton Mitchell, senior, psychology, 3.44 C o m m e n C e m e n t 2 0 1 3 I C os mpm re mI onr aG t I v2e 0I s1s u3 e 37 moreHouse maGaZIne