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The 2009-10 North Carolina Central University track and field information guide is a production of the NCCU Sports Information Office. Written, designed and edited by Ariel Germain, sports information graduate student assistant. Covers designed by Darnell Smith, updated by Ariel Germain. Photography by Ariel Germain, Kyle Serba, Michael Simmons and Robert Lawson.

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Track & Field Contact..........................Ariel Germain Office Phone....................................... (919) 530-7054 Cell Phone.......................................... (919) 491-8720 Fax...................................................... (919) 530-5426 E-mail......................................... agermain@nccu.edu Sports Information Director...................... Kyle Serba SID Office Phone............................... (919) 530-7054 SID E-mail......................................kserba@nccu.edu SID Mailing Address...... 116 McDougald-McLendon ............................................................................ Gym .................................................... Durham, NC 27707 Athletics Dept. Phone........................ (919) 530-7057 Athletics Dept. Web Site........................................ ................................. www.NCCUEaglePride.com

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Chancellor Charlie Nelms.................................. 4

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Coaching Staff Head Coach...................................... Michael Lawson Alma Mater (Year).............. Saint Augustine’s (1981) Assistant Coach.................................... Tavius Walker ............................................................Bernard Austin .......................................................... Christina Harris ............................................................. Marino Drake ................................................................. Eric Smalls Track & Field Office Phone............... (919) 530-5121 Track & Field Fax.............................. (919) 530-5426

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Name of School.... North Carolina Central University City/Zip..................................... Durham, N.C. 27707 Founded.......................1910 by Dr. James E. Shepard Enrollment.......................................................... 8,575 Nickname......................................................... Eagles School Colors.................................... Maroon & Gray Facility..................................... NCCU Track & Field Location............................................... Lawson Street ........................Parallel McDougald-McLendon Gym National Affiliation...NCAA Div. I (Reclassification) Conference.............................................. Independent ................................. MEAC recognized in July 2010 Chancellor............................................Charlie Nelms Alma Mater (Year).......... Arkansas Pine Bluff (1968) Athletics Director........ Ingrid Wicker-McCree, Ed.D. Alma Mater (Year)...........George Washington (1989)

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Third Year Crawford, Ark. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Chancellor Charlie Nelms assumed his duties as chancellor of North Carolina Central University August 1, 2007. Prior to joining the NCCU family, Nelms served as vice president for Institutional Development and Student Affairs at Indiana University, which enrolls approximately 100,000 students on eight campuses. In his role as IU’s vice president for Institutional Development and Student Affairs, Nelms was responsible for a combination of duties on the Bloomington campus and systemwide that spanned university planning, institutional research and effectiveness, enrollment management, student affairs, academic support services, K-12 outreach initiatives, student retention, honors programs, and diversity and equity efforts. In September 2001, TIME magazine named IU’s Bloomington campus the number-one student-centered research university in the nation. Many of the programs cited by TIME were under Nelms’ oversight and direction.

and Ford Fellow, Nelms holds honorary degrees from Earlham College and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Over the course of his career, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to education and service to students, including the Benjamin Hooks Award for Meritorious Achievement from the Gary (IN) branch of the NAACP, the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the IU School of Education, the President’s Medal from the University of Michigan, and the State of Indiana’s Sagamore of the Wabash—the highest civilian award bestowed by the governor. Nelms is married to Jeanetta Sherrod Nelms. They have one son, Rashad, a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School who serves as a policy officer with the United Nations World Food Programme.

A native of Crawfordsville, Arkansas, Nelms majored in agronomy and chemistry at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, graduating in 1968. He later earned a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs (1971) and a doctoral degree in higher education administration (1977) from Indiana University. Early in his career, he rose through the faculty and administrative ranks as associate dean for Student Development at Earlham College in Indiana (1973-1977), associate director of the Center for Human Development and Education Services at the UAPB (1977-1978), associate dean for Academic Affairs at Indiana University Northwest (1978-1984) and vice president for Student Services at Sinclair Community College in Ohio (1984- 1987). In 1987, Nelms began a seven-year tenure as chancellor of Indiana University East, a commuter campus serving east-central Indiana. During his tenure there, the campus was the fastest-growing college in the State of Indiana. In 1994, Nelms was named chancellor of the University of Michigan at Flint (UMF), an urban campus that enrolls over 6,500 students and offers a full spectrum of undergraduate and master’s degree programs. Before being recruited to Indiana University in 1998, he resolved a significant campus budget deficit, reversed a four-year enrollment decline, and secured more than $75 million in private gifts to UMF.

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of Athletics Second Year Durham, N.C. George Washington

Wicker-McCree, who joined the rank of only a handful of women athletic directors in the UNC system, previously served as NCCU’s associate athletics director for internal affairs. She has served in a variety of leadership positions in both conference and national level organizations, 8most notably as president of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Executive Board from 2004-06, becoming only the second woman to ever hold that position in the league’s history. In addition, she served as a member of the NCAA’s Division II Legislation Committee from 2003-07.

Wicker-McCree and her husband, Geno McCree, a three-sport collegiate student-athlete and 1991 graduate of Elon University, are the proud parents of Alexia (11), Quinton (8) and Sydney (5).

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Wicker-McCree began her career at NCCU as the head coach for women’s volleyball and softball. She became the first coach in NCCU history to win conference championships in multiple sports, capturing the school’s first-ever CIAA titles in softball (1998) and volleyball (1999, 2004, 2005). A three-time CIAA Volleyball Coach of the Year (1999, 2002, 2005) and former member of the NCAA Division II National Volleyball Committee, WickerMcCree earned 239 match victories in 12 seasons as head volleyball coach at NCCU. She was also inducted into the NCCU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 as head coach of the 1998 softball team.

Wicker-McCree has been involved as a player and coach in the USA Volleyball Carolina Region. She also served as director of three USAV Junior Olympic Teams (ages 18, 16, 14 and under) and director of the Y.M.C.A. Middle School Girls’ Volleyball Camp (ages 10-14).

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Now entering her 16th year at NCCU, WickerMcCree has been one of the driving forces behind NCCU’s reclassification to NCAA Division I. Since 1998, she has overseen the internal operations of the Athletics Department, including all compliance and eligibility programs.

She began her coaching career as a graduate assistant coach for the women’s volleyball program at N.C. State (1989-90). She then spent two seasons (199293) as head volleyball coach and student-athlete academic counselor at North Carolina A&T State University before returning to her hometown to begin her NCCU tenure in August 1994.

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In recognition of her work, Wicker-McCree received the CIAA Leadership Award for Service as president of the Executive Board and was named the CIAA Senior Woman Administrator of the Year in the spring of 2006.

Wicker-McCree earned her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from George Washington University in 1989, and a master’s degree in recreation resources administration from North Carolina State University in December 1991. She also completed doctoral studies in higher education administration at North Carolina State University in June 2008.

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She officially began her new leadership role on May 1, 2008.

A native of Durham and a graduate of C.E. Jordan High School, Wicker-McCree played on two North Carolina high school state volleyball championship teams, while also lettering in basketball and track and field. She continued her volleyball playing career as a student-athlete at George Washington University.

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Ingrid Wicker-McCree, Ed.D., was appointed as the Director of Athletics at North Carolina Central University on April 23, 2008 after holding the interim position for five months.

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Director of Cross Country/ Indoor Track & Field/ Outdoor Track & Field 21st Season Saint Augustine’s College, ‘81 Eagles claimed all-conference honors by finishing in the Top 10, led by individual conference champion Ashley Cooke.

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Michael Lawson was hired as the head coach for the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field program at North Carolina Central University in 1989. During his award-winning, 18-year coaching slate at NCCU, Lawson has collected a host of conference and regional coach of the year honors. He was also inducted into the NCAA Division II Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In the Spring of 2007, Lawson was selected as the USTFCCCA Southeast Region Men’s Coach of the Year for the Division II outdoor track and field season as chosen by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association after guiding the Eagles to a second place finish at the CIAA Championships and qualifying 10 student-athletes for the NCAA Division II National Championships in Charlotte, N.C. NCCU made history on Nov. 4, 2006, becoming the first HBCU to advance to the women’s cross country national championship by winning the 2006 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championship in Wingate, N.C. In the women’s 6K race, NCCU had five runners in the top 20 to take the team win. Lawson was named 2006 Southeast Region Coach of the Year following the meet. On Oct. 19, 2006, NCCU placed five of the top six runners to dominate the field and repeat as CIAA Women’s Cross Country Champions. Six Lady

On Oct. 20, 2005, NCCU sophomore Yolanda Barber won her second consecutive individual conference title to help the Lady Eagles capture the school’s first CIAA Women’s Cross Country Championship. The championship is actually the first for any women’s running sport (cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field) at NCCU. Lawson earned 2005 CIAA Coach of the Year honors for both men’s and women’s cross country. On Oct. 21, 2004, the NCCU men’s cross country team etched its name in the history books by capturing the school’s first conference championship in cross country, defeating seventime defending champions Saint Augustine’s College by the narrowest margin in league history, 35-36, at the 2004 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships at SAS Soccer Park in Cary, NC. For his efforts, Lawson was selected as the 2004 CIAA Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, his second consecutive conference coach of the year honor for men’s cross country. Lawson was voted as the 2003 CIAA Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year after the Eagles placed second at the 2003 CIAA Cross Country Championship and fifth at the 2003 NCAA Division II Regional Cross Country Championship, both finishes were the best in school history. This marked Lawson’s first conference coach of the year honor for men’s cross country. In March of 2003, Lawson repeated as the Southeast Regional Men’s Indoor Track Coach of the Year, as selected by the U.S. Track Coaches Association (USTCA). In the Spring of 2002, Lawson was selected as the

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In 1999, Lawson was first recognized as the CIAA Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year after lifting the Lady Eagles from a seventh place team finish in 1998 to a second place finish the following season. Lawson also boasted the 1999 CIAA Women’s Cross Country Individual Champion with freshman Katerina Glosova topping the conference field.

Lawson coached at Durham High School and Duke University before joining NCCU in 1989. Since that time, he has conducted a track & field clinic in the Bahamas, served on the planning committee for the NCAA Division II Track & Field National Championships and the Pan-Africa/ USA International Meet, and worked with the 1996 Atlanta Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games.

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During his standout four-year St. Augustine’s tenure (1977-81) as an elite sprinter specializing in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 4x100meter relay, Lawson earned numerous All-America citations from both the NCAA and NAIA during both indoor and outdoor seasons, won several CIAA and NAIA District Championship titles, and was a two-time NCAA National Champion in the 4x100meter relay (1980 and 1981). Along the way, he helped St. Augustine’s win four consecutive CIAA indoor championships, three CIAA outdoor titles, and a seventh place team finish at the 1981 NCAA National Championships.

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After winning a state championship in the 100-meter dash and capturing several all-conference merits as a scholastic athlete at Durham (N.C.) High School, Lawson journeyed to cross-town Raleigh, N.C. to run his collegiate career for legendary track & field head coach George Williams.

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Himself a U.S. Olympic qualifier and All-American track & field student-athlete at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, NC, Lawson was inducted into the NCAA Division II Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame on May 24, 2007.

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During the Fall of 2001, Lawson earned his second selection as the CIAA Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year after a second place team finish at the conference championships.

Following St. Augustine’s, Lawson ran professionally with the Philadelphia Pioneers. Among his accomplishments, he recorded a personal-best time of 20.02 seconds in the 200meter dash.

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In the Spring of 2001, Lawson received the USTCA Southeast Regional Outdoor Coach of the Year award, after coaching two All-Americans, including the National Champion in the men’s 100-meter dash.

Lawson posted collegiate personal-best times of 20.68 seconds in the 200-meter dash and 10.01 seconds in the 100-meter dash, which still stands as a St. Augustine’s record. He has also clocked a relay split time of 9.98 seconds.

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In the Winter of 2002, Lawson was recognized as the USTCA Southeast Regional Indoor Coach of the Year for both men and women after coaching two indoor National Champions.

A two-time qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Trials (1980 and 1984), Lawson was chosen as the St. Augustine’s College Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year as both a junior and senior (1980 and 1981), and collected the school’s Track M.V.P. honors during his final three seasons.

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2002 CIAA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year after six Lady Eagles piled up enough points to capture second place at the conference championships, marking the highest outdoor team finish for the NCCU women in school history.


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LAWSON’S COACHING AWARDS (since 1999): 2007 USTFCCCA Southeast Region Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year (Division II) 2006 Southeast Region Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year (Division II) 2005 CIAA Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year 2005 CIAA Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year 2004 CIAA Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year 2003 CIAA Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year 2003 USTCA Southeast Regional Men’s Indoor Track Coach of the Year (Division II)

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2002 USTCA Southeast Regional Men’s Indoor Track Coach of the Year (Division II)

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2002 CIAA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year 2002 USTCA Southeast Regional Men’s Indoor Coach of the Year (Division II) 2002 USTCA Southeast Regional Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year (Division II) 2001 USTCA Southeast Regional Men’s Outdoor Coach of the Year (Division II) 2001 CIAA Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year

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Harris enjoys assisting student-athletes not only their athlete career, but also their development into productive citizens.

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A 1999 North Carolina Central University graduate, Walker received his degree in Sociology. A certified Personal Trainer, Walker is currently in pursuit of his Master’s Level Personal Trainer Certification and MBA.

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As a sprinter at North Carolina Central University, he amassed such honors as becoming an eight-time AllCIAA sprinter from 1996-1998, an All-American in 1998 and ranked fourth in NCAA Division II Track and Field in the 200 meter dash.

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Walker is a graduate of Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C. He excelled as a multi-sport athlete in high school with track & field becoming the sport of choice in college.

In 2005, Harris received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and then in 2008 received her Master of Arts degree in School Counseling. She is a Licensed School Counselor. She is also a member of Who’s Who amongst Professional Women. Harris also works in Academic Support at NCCU, where she serves as a professional tutor for the Athletics Department.

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After two successful seasons of coaching at NCCU, Walker left to become the Head Track and Field Coach for both boy’s and girl’s programs at Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C. While there, he coached a program that had athletes who broke three school records, numerous state qualifiers and one state champion. He also led the Broughton Caps to one of its more successful seasons in recent years.

Through Harris’ matriculation through NCCU, Harris was a stellar track and field athlete. She received numerous awards in both athletics and academics. Harris received 14 All CIAA athletic honors; eight All CIAA academic honors and she was a four -time NCAA track and field AllAmerican.

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Initially beginning his coaching career in 2003, Walker rejoined his collegiate coach Michael Lawson as an assistant coach. From 2003-2005, he coached five CIAA Champions, nine All-CIAA athletes, three individual NCAA All-Americans and three AllAmerican relay teams while holding a graduating ratio of 90-plus percent.

Christina Harris was hired as NCCU Assistant Track and Field coach in August 2008. She spent three years as Graduate Assistant under the guidance of NCCU Head Track and Field Coach Michael Lawson, where she coached both sprinters and cross country athletes. Harris is a USA Track and Field Certified Coach.

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As a coach who specializes in sprints, jumps and relays and has a strong recruiting background, Tavius Walker returned to the North Carolina Central University coaching staff in 2007, coaching both men’s and women’s programs in the transition from Division II to Division I competition. In 2008, he earned the position as Assistant Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field.

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Marino Drake

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Marino Drake, originally from Cuba, joined the NCCU Track and Field as an Assistant Coach in fall 2008 to work with the jumpers. From 1984 to 1996, he was a high jumper on the Cuban National Track & Field team and achieved a personal best of 2.34m (7’7�). Between 1990 and 1992, he was among the best high jumpers in the world, finishing 5th at the Tokyo World Championships (1991) and 8th at the Barcelona Olympics (1992). During his years of active competition, Drake completed his university degree in Sports and Physical Training at the Manuel Fajardo Institute of Advanced Sports and Physical Culture at the University of Havana, with a concentration in Track and Field. Following his undergraduate studies, he expanded his coaching skills by completing the IAAF first level coaching certification and a post-graduate course in Sports Psychology. Drake completed his USATF Level II Certification in Jumps in 2007. Upon retiring as an athlete in 1996, Drake was named Assistant Coach for the Cuban National team where he worked with the national selection of high jumpers. From 1998 to 2000, he represented Cuba as a visiting coach with the National Track & Field team of the Dominican Republic in preparation for the 2002 Panamerican Games. Following his assignment in the Dominican Republic, he was promoted to Sub-Director of the Cuban National team where he was in charge of educational development and gained extensive administrative and management experience.

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Drake came to the United States in 2002. Before coming to NCCU, he was a volunteer Track and Field coach with Johns Hopkins University and the University of South Carolina. He has also worked as a personal trainer with a wide range of athletes, including Major League baseball players. Having personally benefited from the combined opportunity to be an athlete and student in Cuba, Drake believes in sports as an integral part of the university educational experience and is thrilled to be working with student athletes at NCCU.

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Newport News, Va.

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Chapel Hill, N.C. Blacksburg, Va. Chapel Hill, N.C. State College, Pa.

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Tar Heel Invitational Virginia Tech Invitational UNC Classic Penn State National

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Coastal Carolina Invitational Wake Forest Open Raleigh Relays

Conway, S.C. Wake Forest, N.C. Raleigh, N.C.

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April 2-3 10 16-17 22-24

Aggie Relays Carolina Classic International Friendship and Freedom Games Penn Relays

Greensboro, N.C. Chapel Hill, N.C. Greensboro, N.C.

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Philadelphia, Pa.

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June 23-27

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Des Moines, Ia.

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Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr.

Tarboro, N.C. Exton, Pa. Raleigh, N.C. Summerville, S.C. Sanford, N.C. Raleigh, N.C. Kannapolis, N.C. Winston-Salem, N.C. Bridgetown, Barabados Fayetteville, N.C. Philadelphia, Pa. Nakuru, Kenya Fayetteville, N.C. Winston-Salem, N.C. St. Louis, Mo. Tarboro, N.C. Richmond, Va. Henderson, N.C. Roxboro, N.C. Hempstead, N.Y. Charlotte, N.C.

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Danny Allen Nana Atakora-Bediako Phillip Barren Yahrock Bates Demetrius David Kendall DeLapp Jonathan Donatien Eric Ebron Daran Gill Matthew Hopkins Jamar Jones James Kukat Calvin Leggett Charles Lindsay Gerald McClure Christopher Morning Clifton Scarborough Zuri Sneed Nealie Whitt Chris Wilburn Kerrick Williams

Athen Drive Summerville Lee County Garner A.L. Brown Parkland Louis Lynch Seventy-First G.W. Carver Nakuru Seventy-First Parkland Cordinal Ritter Tarboro Thomas Jefferson Northern Vance Person Holy Trinity West Mecklenburg

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Fr. So. So. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr.

Raleigh, N.C. Brooklyn, N.Y. Fayetteville, N.C. Raleigh, N.C. Jackson, N.C. Fort Myers, Fla. Durham, N.C. Richmond, Va. Hampton, Va. Charlotte, N.C. Syracuse, N.Y. Philadelphia, Pa. Spring Lake, N.C. Baltimore, Md. Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington D.C. Wilmington, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Brooklyn, N.Y. Rome, Ga. Piscataway, N.J. Fayetteville, N.C. Orlando, Fla. Philadelphia, Pa. Mirarmar, Fla.

Bunn Buffalo State College Seventy-First Wakefield Northampton-East Cypress Lake Hillside Central Gulnnett Hampton Harding University Liverpool Philadelphia H.S. for Girls Pine Forest Selon Keough West Mecklenburg Vance Charlotte New Hanover T.C. Roberson Benjamin Banneker Pepperell Piscataway Fayetteville State University Boone Girls H.S. Miramar

Ashley Alston Antonia Armstrong Jessica Blanks Tierra Blue Jada Bowser Brittany Brown Jamie Brown Lauren Brown Ashley Cooke Brandy Cox Harmony Cross Saquenda Dallas Kim Derrickson Leila Forrester Shadae Giles NaKristen Greene Ashley McCoy Madison McGlohan Taisha Parkins Myosha Price Paig Robinson Crystal Shephard Dreanna Wallace Jasmine Wanamaker Chavaria Williams

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High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Nash Central High School ... earned first team All-Conference honors ... was first in the 300-meter hurdles.

Personal: Demetrius Tamar David ... son Jackie Dalrymple ... Was born on May 12, 1990 in Sanford, N.C. ... enjoys music, dancing and fashion ... majoring in physical therapy.

Personal: Danny Allen ... son of Audrey Garrett ... was born on Aug. 4, 1991 in Tarboro, N.C. ... majoring in criminal justice.

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Raleigh, N.C. Garner High School Jumps High School: Was a member of the basketball team at the Academy of the Holy Cross ... lettered four years in basketball ... played under head coach Keith Brown ... was named team captain as a senior ... earned AllTournament Team recognition as a senior and was named Most Valuable Player of the IAABO Basketball Tournament. Personal: Kendall Ellis DeLapp ... son of Reuben and Denise DeLapp ... Was born on March 27, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga. ... enjoys watching Scooby Doo, buying shoes, playing video games and spending time with family ... majoring in physical education with a minor in recreational management.

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Raleigh, N.C. Athens Drive High School Sprints

Kannapolis, N.C. A.L. Brown High School Jumps Personal: Jonathan Donatien ... Son of Yves and Bettyna Donatien ... was born on Feb. 22, 1991 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... enjoys music, exercising and joking ... plans to work in the senate ... majoring in political science.

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Personal: Phillip Alexander Barren ... Son of Robert and Loretta Barren ... was born on Dec. 31, 1990 in Raleigh, N.C. ... majoring in criminal justice.

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High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Athens Drive High School ... placed eighth during the State Track and Field Championships ... named Most Valuable Player for the conference.

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Eric Ebron • Fr.

Jamar Jones • Jr.

Winston-Salem, N.C. Parkland High School Jumps/Hurdles

Philadelphia, Pa. G. W. Carver High School Middle Distance

High School: Was a member of the chorus and track and field team at Parkland High School ... Earned All-Confernce and AllState honors ... placed second in the nation for chorus competition ... placed second in the triple jump during indoor nationals ... placed fifth in the triple jump during outdoor nationals ... placed eighth in outdoor 300 hurdles.

High School: Was a member of the track and field team at G.W. Carver High School ... earned two All-State honors in the 800-meter run ... placed third in the nation in the 800-meter run ... earned state championship honors in the 800meter run, holds personal records in 800-meter run and the 400meter dash.

Personal: Eric Nigel Ebron ... son of Hermon Ebron and Jackie Blount ... was born on March 13, 1990 ... enjoys singing and running ... majoring in athletic training with a minor in computer science.

Personal: Jamar Owens Jones ... son of John Jones ... was born on March 15, 1989 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... enjoys football and basketball ... intends to further his career as a professional track and field athlete ... majoring in Parks and Recreation with a minor in Sports Management.

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Charles Lindsay • Sr.

Bridgetown, Barados Louis Lynch High School Sprints

Winston-Salem, N.C. Parkland High School Hurdles

High School (Louis Lynch/The Lodge School): Received Academic Achievement Award, Youth Appreciation Award, Award for Excellence in Volleyball and Track & Field, and Youth Achievement Award in Cricket.

High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Parkland High School ... Earned All-Conference honors ... earned second place in 400-meter hurdles during AAU National Championship ... earned state title during indoor championships.

Personal: Born January 2, 1985, in Bridgetown, Barbados. Mother is Marilyn Delaney. Major at NCCU is Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. Has represented Barbados in three different sporting disciplines - volleyball, track & field, and cricket.

Personal: Charles William Lindsay III ... son of Annie Lindsay ... was born on Aug. 24, 1989 in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... enjoys children, and giving back to the community ... majoring in early childhood education with a concentration in birth-kindergarten.

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Gerald McClure • Jr.

Fayetteville, N.C. Seventy-First High School Sprints

St. Louis, Mo. Cordinal Ritter High School Sprints

High School: Was a member of the track and field team at SeventyFirst High School ... member of the A/B Honor Roll ... earned two All-Conference and All-Regional honors.

Personal: Gerard Christopher McClure ... son of Gerard McClure and Alicia Gardner ... was born on Nov. 18, 1988 in St. Louis, Mo. ... majoring in mass communication.

Personal: Mathew Dominique Hopkins ... son of Kimpton Hopkins and Evelyn Tanner ... was born on Feb. 8, 1991 in Wichita, Kan. ... enjoys running and talking to friends ... would like to one compete in the Olympics ... majoring in accounting.

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High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Northern Vance High School ... earned three All-Conference honors and All-Region honors.

Personal: Kerrick Lamont Williams ... Son of Alvin Blakney and Marie Culbreth-Blakney ... was born on March 28, 1991 in Charlotte, N.C. ... enjoys listening to music ... played the saxophone from fifth to tenth grade ... majoring in Nursing.

Personal: Zuri Girad Sneed ... son of Charquel Sneed-Johnson ... was born on Feb. 9, 1991 in Queens, N.Y. ... enjoys sports and math ... majoring in math with a minor secondary education.

Roxboro, N.C. Person High School Throws

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Henderson, N.C. Northern Vance High School Sprints

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Kerrick Williams • Fr.

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Personal: Christopher Matthew Wilburn ... son of Kenneth and Tanya Wilburn ... was born on Sept. 26,1990 in Hempstead, N.Y. ... majoring in athletic training.

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Tierra Blue • So.

Raleigh, N.C. Bunn High School Sprints

Raleigh, N.C. Wakefield High School Sprints

High School: Was member of the Bunn High School track and field team ... was a state qualifier, Most Valuable Player during the 2007-08 season and Most Improved Athlete during the 2008-09 season ... was an A/B Honor Roll student-athlete and maintained perfect attendance. Personal: Ashley Xavier Alston ... daughter of Ricky and Joyce Alston ... was born on Jan. 13, 1991 in Raleigh, N.C. ... enjoys roller-skating, reading, have a good time, hanging out with friends and family and running track ... majoring in criminal justice with a minor in English.

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High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Wakefield High School ... was a member of the A/B Honor Roll, DECA club and FLA Club ... earned AllConference honors during her sophomore, junior and seniors honors ... earned her varsity letter during her sophomore, junior and senior years. Personal: Tierra N. Blue ... daughter of Fredrick M. Blue and Tinica T. Thomas ... was born May 13, 1990 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... enjoys double dutch and watching the Olympics ... majoring in criminal justice with a minor in homeland security.

Antionia Armstrong • So.

Jada Browser • So.

Brooklyn , N.Y. Buffalo State College Hurdles

Jackson, N.C. Northampton-East H.S. Distance

Personal: Antionia Jenae Armstrong ... daughter of Charline Armstrong ... was born on Aug. 26, 1990 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... enjoys skateboarding, basketball, and long walks on the beach ... majoring in criminal justice.

High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Northampton-East High School ... earned Most Valuable Player awards in Cross Country and Track and Field and Female Athlete of the Year ... was selected to the A/B Honor Roll. Personal: Jada Shamil Bowser ... Daughter of Michael Bowser and Sandra Harris ... was born on April 13, 1990 in Jackson, N.C. ... enjoys writing poetry and eating ... plans to become a teacher ... majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in social science.

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Ashley Alston • Fr.

Jessica Blanks • So.

Brittany Brown • Sr.

Fayetteville, N.C. Seventy-First High School Throws

Fort Myers, Fla. Cypress Lake High School Sprints

High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Seventy-First High School ... was a member of the All-Conference Team, Most Valuable Player and received the Coaches Award during the 2008-09 season ... was a member of the All- European Team and Most Valuable Player during the 2006-07 season ... was a state qualifier. Personal: Jessica Biance Blanks ... daughter of Roosevelt and Mary Harp ... enjoys watching sports ... raised in Germany ... majoring in Nursing.

High School: Was a member of the basketball and track and field team at Cypress Lake High School ... earned All-Conference honors in track during her entire high school matriculation ... earned AllConference honors and Defender of the Year in basketball. Personal: Brittany Alexis Brown ... daughter of Vincent Brown Sr. and Sabrena K. Mann ... was born on Jan. 6, 1989 in Fort Myers, Fla. ...enjoys listening and dancing to music, spors and government issues ... plans to own a fitness center for children and be a high school coach ... majoring in fitness and wellness.

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Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia H.S. for Girls Sprints/Jumps

High School: Was member of the track and field and volleyball team at Hillside High School ... earned All-Conference honors in track and field and All-Conference honors on volleyball ... placed second place during the State Championships

High School: Was a member of the track and field and volleyball team at Philadelphia High School for Girls ... earned the 2004 District Champion in the triple jump and 200-meter dash ... received AllDistrict Championship award in 2007 ... was voted Rookie of Year for volleyball in 2006.

Personal: Jamie Ashley Brown ... daughter of Joyce Jefferson ... was born July 11, 1988 in Durham, N.C. ... enjoys reading and writing ... plans to attend graduate school to become a physical therapist ... majoring physical education with a minor in exercise sport science.

Personal: Saquenda T-Anna Dallas ... daughter of Ricardo and Cassandra Dallas ... was born on Aug. 10, 1989 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... enjoys reading and writing urban novels and modeling ... majoring in criminal justice with a minor in computer forensics.

Kim Derrickson • Sr.

Hampton, Va. Hampton High School Middle Distance

Spring Lake, N.C. Pine Forest High School Hurdles

Personal: Ashley Alexis Cook ... daughter of Herbert and Gwen Cook ... was born on Oct. 18, 1988 in Hampton, Va. ... enjoys reading, cooking and running ... majoring in food and nutrition with a minor in dietetics.

High School: Was a member of the track and field and basketball team at Pine Forest High School ... earned MVP honors in track and field and basketball ... earned All-Conference honors ... was a member of the A/B honor roll. Personal: Kimberly Charlene Derrickson ... daughter of Charles and Ramona Derrickson ... was born on May 24, 1989 in Fort Benning, Ga. ... enjoys basketball and working to become a better athlete ... majoring in secondary education with a minor in business.

Shadae Giles • Jr.

Syracuse, N.Y. Liverpool High School Hurdles/Jumps

Pittsburgh, Pa. West Mecklenburg Sprints Personal: Shadae J. Giles ... Daughter of Stephanie AdamsHolmes ... was born on April 25, 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... majoring in political science with a minor in psychology.

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Personal: Harmony S. Cross ... daughter of Frederick Ross and Dawn Simmons ... was born on July 19, 1991 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... enjoys lifting weights and shopping ... plans to become communicable disease investigator and own her own shelter for battered women ... majoring in public health education.

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High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Liverpool High School ... earned Student of the Month honors during her freshman, junior and senior year ... was a member of the Merit Honor Roll ... former President/Founder of the Health and Fitness Club ... earned outstanding field performer honor and holds the school record for the pentathlon.

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Harmony Cross • Fr.

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High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Hampton High School ... earned All-Regional honors in cross country and the mile run during the 2004-2006, All-State and All-American honors in the 4x400 meter relay team, Runner of the Year Cross Country (2006) ... holds three school records in the 1600 meter, 3200 meter and 4x400 meter relay team ... was selected to the National Honor Society and Who’s Who Among High School Students.

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Ashley Cooke • Sr.

Athletic Director

Durham, N.C. Hillside High School Throws

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Saquenda Dallas • Sr.

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Jamie Brown • Sr.


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Taisha Parkins • Fr.

Washington, D.C. Vance Charlotte High School Sprints

Brooklyn, N.Y. Benjamin Banneker Middle Distance

Personal: NaKristen Nicole Greene ... daughter of Christopher Greene and Odessa Barnes ... was born on May 19, 1990 in Washington, D.C. ... enjoys eating and sleeping ... double majoring in criminal justice and family and consumer science.

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Personal: Taisha Tkeya Parkins ... daughter of Agustin and Violeta Parkins ... was born on Nov. 7, 1991 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... majoring in psychology with a minor in athletic training.

Ashley McCoy • Fr.

Myosha Price • Jr.

Wilmington, N.C. New Hanover High School Sprints

Rome, Ga. Pepperell High School Throws

Personal: Ashley Diana McCoy ... daughter of William Roderick Stallings and Catrecia McCoyBowman ... was born on Feb. 22, 1991 in Wilimington, N.C. ... majoring in nursing.

High School: Was a member of the basketball team and track and field team at Pepperell High School ... was a two-time third place state winner ... earned Most Outstanding Athlete honors in track and field ... earned Most Improved Athlete in basketball. Personal: Myosha Tyshara Price ... daughter of Norman and Sheila Hayes ... was born on July 31, 1990 in Rome, Ga. ... enjoys many sports mainly basketball and track ... majoring in biology with a minor in pre-med.

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NaKristen Greene • Fr.

Madison Glohan • Fr.

Paig Robinson • Jr.

Asheville, N.C. T.C. Roberson High School Sprints

Piscataway, N.J. Piscataway High School Throws

High School: Was a member of the track and field team at T.C. Roberson High School ... was a two-time member of the T.C. Roberson High School Team (AAA) ... earned All-State, All-Region, All-County and AllConference honors. Personal: Madison Lee McGlohan ... daughter of Howard and Martha McGlohan ... was born on Aug. 10, 1991 in Asheville, N.C. ... enjoys track, eating and spending time with family ... majoring in biology with a minor in pre-med.

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Fayetteville, N.C. Fayetteville State University Sprints

Miramar, Fla. Miramar High School Sprints High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Miramar High School ... Earned MVP honors during her senior tenure ... was the district champion in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes ... placed fourth in the state in the 4x400 meter relay ... was recognized by the city of Miramar during her junior tenure. Personal: Chavaria Matrice Williams ... daughter of Latonya McKinnon-Wells ... was born on Sept. 25, 1988 in Miami, Fla. ... majoring in mass communications with a minor in communication studies.

Orlando, Fla. Boone High School Middle Distance High School: Was a member of the track and field team at Boone High School ... was a three-time state champion in the 1500-meter run (AAU)... placed seventh in the nation in the 800-meter run (AAU) ... placed eighth in the nation in the 1500-meter run.

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Personal: Dreanna E. L. Wallace ... daughter of Darrell Wallace and Christine Saint-Louis ... was born on March 1, 1990 in Orlando, Fla. ... enjoys running, shopping and swimming ... majoring in athletic training.

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Dreanna Wallace • Jr.

Athletic Director

Personal: Crystal N. Shepherd ... daughter of Timothy and Patricia Sheperd ... was born on March 22, 1988 in Fayetteville, N.C. ... enjoys running track, spending time with family, sleeping, eating and shopping ... Double majoring in sociology and psychology.

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Chavaria Williams • Sr.

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Crystal Shepherd • Jr.

Jasmine Wanamaker • Fr.

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Personal: Jasmine Yanee Wanamaker ... daughter of Craig Wanamaker and Raysheen DuBose ... was born on Nov. 21, 1990 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... major is undecided.

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COACH LAWSON'S INDIVIDUAL ALL-AMERICANS / NATIONAL CHAMPIONS (since 1995)

Brian Hope - 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American - Men's 200 Meter Dash

Jessica Mills - 2007 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Women's Triple Jump

Maurice Gailey - 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Men's 200 Meter Dash

Maurice Gailey - 2007 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Men's 200-Meter Dash

Dorian Turner - 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Men's 200 Meter Dash

Hakeem Mohammed - 2007 NCAA Division II Outdoor National Champion - Men's 400-Meter Dash

Hakeem Mohammed - 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor AllAmerican - Men's 400-Meter Dash

Karjuan Williams - 2007 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American - Men's 400-Meter Dash

Sharonda Arnold - 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Women's 400-Meter Dash

Brandon Jones - 2007 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Men's 800-Meter Run

Jessica Mills - 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Women's Triple Jump

Karjuan Williams - 2007 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American - Men's 800-Meter Run

Dorian Turner - 2005 NCAA Division II Indoor All-AmericanMen's 200m Dash

Christopher Davis - 2007 NCAA Division II Indoor National Champion - Men's 60-Meter Dash

Chanda Powell - 2003 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-AmericanWomen's 100m Hurdles

Brian Hope - 2007 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American - Men's 60-Meter Dash

Chanda Powell - 2003 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-AmericanWomen's Long Jump

Hakeem Mohammed - 2007 NCAA Division II Indoor AllAmerican - Men's 200-Meter Dash

Jason Smoots - 2003 NCAA Divison II Outdoor All-AmericanMen's 100 m Dash

Brian Hope - 2007 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American - Men's 200-Meter Dash

Jason Smoots - 2003 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-AmericanMen's 200m Dash

Mark Davis - 2007 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American - Men's Long Jump

Steven Enoch - 2003 NCAA Divison II Outdoor All-AmericanMen's Long Jump

William Scott - 2007 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Men's Triple Jump

Jason Smoots - 2003 NCAA Division II Indoor National ChampionMen's 60m Dash

Jessica Mills - 2007 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Women's Triple Jump

Chanda Powell - 2003 NCAA Division II Indoor All- AmericanWomen's 60m Hurdles

Brandon Jones - 2006 Finish Line USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field National Champion - Junior Men's 800-Meter Run

Katerina Glosova - 2002 NCAA Division II Outdoor All- AmericanWomen's 800 Run

Jessica Mills - 2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor National Champion - Women's Triple Jump

Jason Smoots - 2002 NCAA Division II Outdoor National Champion- Men's 100m Dash

Sharonda Arnold - 2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Women's 400-Meter Dash

Kennisha Moten - 2002 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-AmericanWomen's 400m Dash

Hakeem Mohammed - 2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor AllAmerican - Men's 400-Meter Dash

Chanda Powell - 2002 NCAA Divison II Outdoor All-AmericanWomen's Long Jump

Brandon Jones - 2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Men's 800-Meter Dash

Steven Enoch - 2002 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-AmericanMen's Long Jump

Maurice Gailey - 2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Men's 200-Meter Dash

Katerina Glosova - 2002 NCAA Division II Indoor National Champion - Women's 800m Run

Hakeem Mohammed - 2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor AllAmerican - Men's 200-Meter Dash

Jason Smoots - 2002 NCAA Division II Indoor National Champion - Men's 60m Dash

Brian Hope - 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American - Men's 60 Meter Dash

Steven Enoch - 2002 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Men's Triple Jump Kennisha Moten - 2002 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Women's 400m Dash

Christopher Davis - 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Men's 60 Meter Dash

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Jason Smoots - 2001 NCAA Division II Indoor National Champion - Men's 55m Dash

2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x400-Meter Relay (Maurice Gailey, Brandon Jones, Hakeem Mohammed, Dorian Turner) 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor All-America - Women's 4x400Meter Relay (Sharonda Arnold, Ambria Alexander, Tyfia Lee, Christina Harris)

Jason Smoots - 2000 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Men's 55m Dash

2005 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x100-Meter Relay (Jason Jowers, Detric Branch, Dorian Turner, Maurice Gailey)

Cheron Clark - 2000 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Women's 400m Dash

2005 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Women's 4x100Meter Relay (Tiffany Mitchell, Christina Harris, Sharonda Arnold, Nina Warren)

Michael Patterson - 1999 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American - Men's 400m Dash Angela Brown - 1999 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Women's Long Jump

Elisha Marshall - 1998 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Women's 200m Dash Elisha Marshall - 1998 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Women's 55m Dash Elisha Marshall - 1997 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Women's 55m Dash Kimberly McPhatter - 1997 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American - Women's High Jump

Pathereka Miller - 1995 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Women's 400m Dash -------------------------------------------------------------COACH LAWSON'S ALL-AMERICAN RELAY SQUADS (since 1995)

2007 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x400-Meter Relay (Karjuan Williams, Brian Hope, Brandon Jones, Shareef Muhammad)

2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Women's 4x100Meter Relay (Tiffany Mitchell, Christina Harris, Tyfia Lee, Sharonda Arnold)

2005 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x100m Relay (Jason Jowers, Detric Branch, Dorian Turner, Maurice Gailey) 2004 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x400m Relay (Shareef Muhammad, Dorian Turner, Austin Hogan, Hakeem Mohammed) 2002 NCAA Division II Outdoor National Champions - Men's 4x100m Relay (Steven Enoch, Jason Smoots, Detric Branch, Jamie Richardson) 2002 NCAA Division II Indoor All-America - Women's 4x400m Relay (Lindsay Holmes, Rosalyn Pollard, Katerina Glosova, Kennisha Moten) 2001 NCAA Division II Indoor All-America - Women's 4x400m Relay (Cheron Clark, Rosalyn Pollard, Katerina Glosova, Kennisha Moten) 2000 NCAA Division II Indoor All-America - Men's 4x400m Relay (Albert Newkirk, Christopher Waters, Robert Williams, Michael Patterson) 1999 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x100m Relay (Tavius Walker, Albert Newkirk, Floyd Ingalls, Michael Patterson) 1995 NCAA Division II Indoor All-America - Women's 4x400m Relay (Pathereka Miller, Nzinga Poteat, Lynetta Golden, Tamica Burnett)

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2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x100-Meter Relay (Jason Jowers, Hakeem Mohammed, Dorian Turner, Maurice Gailey)

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2007 NCAA Division II Indoor All-America - Men's 4x400-Meter Relay (Karjuan Williams, Brian Hope, Brandon Jones, Maurice Gailey)

2005 NCAA Division II Outdoor All America - Women's 4x100m Relay (Tiffany Mitchell, Christina Harris, Sharonda Arnold, Nina Warren)

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2007 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x100-Meter Relay (Christopher Davis, Rigdon Whitfield, Hakeem Mohammed, Maurice Gailey)

2005 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x400m Relay (Austin-Lamar Hogan, Eric Speer, Detric Branch, Dorian Turner)

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Elisha Marshall - 1996 NCAA Division II Indoor All-American Women's 55m Dash

2005 NCAA Division II Indoor All-America - Women's 4x400Meter Relay (Sharonda Arnold, Ambria Alexander, Tyfia Lee, Christina Harris)

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Elisha Marshall - 1998 NCAA Division II Outdoor National Champion - Women's 100m Dash

2005 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Men's 4x400-Meter Relay (Austin-Lamar Hogan, Detric Branch, Eric Speer, Dorian Turner)

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Jason Smoots - 2000 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Men's 100m Dash

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Kennisha Moten - 2001 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-American Women's 400m Dash

2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor All-America - Women's 4x400Meter Relay (Sharonda Arnold, Tyfia Lee, Ambria Alexander, Christina Harris)

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Jason Smoots - 2001 NCAA Division II Outdoor National Champion - Men's 100m Dash


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Despite the fact that the North Carolina Central University athletics program are not in a conference, the cross country team continues to progress and declare their name a contending program. The 2009 season included six cross country meets, including two Atlantic Coast Conference meets and three nationally recognized meets. The Lady Eagles gave their best team performance as a team during the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic, where they placed 16th out of 30 collegiate cross country teams. Throughout the season, the Lady Eagles were led by seniors Desinia Johnson and Ashley Cooke Senoir James Kukat lead the Eagles during each meet. As a team, the Eagles gave their best performance of the season during the Great American Cross Country Classic. Lady Eagles Leaders (Season Best): Ashley Cooke: 4th place finish 20:07.06 (NCCU Classic) Desinia Johnson: 3rd place finish 19:34.80 (NCCU Classic) Taisha Parkins: 10th place finish 21:51.93 (NCCU Classic) Crystal Shepherd: 22nd place finish 23:50.45 (UNC Challenge) Dreanna Wallace: 6th place finish 20:40.37 (NCCU Classic) Eagles Leaders (Season Best): Rashawn Council: 6th place finish 28:26.12 (NCCU Classic) Chris Hall: 13th place finish 34:51.84 (NCCU Classic) James Kukat: 1st place finish 25:13.35 (NCCU Classic) Charles Lindsay: 10th place finish 30:18.71 (NCCU Classic) Devin Williams: 11th place finish 34:02.02 (NCCU Classic)

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Durham, N.C.

UNC Challenge

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Greensboro Invite

Greensboro, N.C.

October 3 Great American Cross Country Invite

Cary, N.C.

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Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic

Orlando, Fla.

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Newport News, Va. Chapel Hill, N.C.

Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.

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UNC Classic

Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Penn State National

State College Park, Pa. Manhattan, N.Y.

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Chapel Hill, N.C.

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February 5-6 New Balance Collegiate Invitational

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UNC Classic) Kendall DeLapp: 2nd place finish Long Jump 7.25 meters (UNC Meet) Eric Ebron: 3rd place finish Triple Jump 13.39 meters (UNC Meet) Jamar Jones: 1st place finish 400-meter dash 49.23 seconds (UNC Meet); 500-meter dash 1:04 (Virgina Tech Invite); 800-meter dash 1:54 (Virgina Tech Invite) 4x400-men Relay Team- 3rd place finish 3:21 (UNC Meet)

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Eagles Leaders (Season Best): Nana Atakora-Bediako: 1st place finish Triple Jump 13.60 meters (Tar Heel Invite) Demetrius David: 1st place finish 200-meter dash 22.49 seconds (Kent Taylor

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Lady Eagles Leaders (Season Best): Jamie Brown: 2nd place finish Shot Put 12.58 meters (Tar Heel Invite) Tierra Blue: 3rd place finish 200-meter dash 25.95 seconds (Tar Heel Invite) Ashley Cooke: 3rd place finish 800-meter dash 2:21 minutes (Christopher Newport Invite) Ashely McCoy: 1st place finish 60-meter dash 7.67 seconds (New Balance Collegiate Invite); 1st place finish 55-meter dash 7.05 seconds (Christopher Newport Invite) Jasmine Wanamaker: 3rd place finish 60-meter hurdles 8.81 seconds (Tar Heel Invite) Chavaria Williams: 1st place finish 400-meter dash 57.34 seconds (Christopher Newport) 4x400-meter Relay Team- Tierra Blue, Chavaria Williams, Ashley McCoy and Crystal Shepherd: 3:46 minutes (New Balance Collegiate Invite)

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During the indoor track & field season, NCCU debuted 15 stellar freshman student-athletes. These student-athlete exhibited their talents with 52 top ten finishes for the Lady Eagles and 40 top ten finishes for the Eagles.


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Accountant

Carolyn Arrington

Anthony Bennett

Dr. Les Brinson

Assistant A.D. for Business/Finance

Director of Student-Athlete Services

Faculty Athletic Council Chairman

Reco Chavis

Brigitte Council

Nathan Crockett

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Jamaul Alexander

Louise Brothers

Business & Finance Assistant

Facilities/Event Coordinator

ATC, LAT/ Asst. Athletic Trainer

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Ariel Germain

Chris Hooks

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Asst. Sports Information Director/ Broadcast Media

Marlynn Jones

Barry Marrow Facilities/Turf Management

Assistant A.D. for Compliance

Tyrone Irby

Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach

Nicole Mitchell

Sports Information/ Marketing Assistant

Reah Nicholson

Assistant Sports Information Director

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Adrian Powell

Equipment Manager/ Evening Building Supervisor

Darrell Sanders

Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach

Brenda Scarborough

Executive Assistant to the Athletics Director

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Kyle Serba

Associate A.D. for Media Relations


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Associate A.D. for Internal Operations/SWA

Sean Thomas

MS, ATC, LAT/ Head Athletic Trainer

Darkina Ward

MS, ATC, LAT/ Asst. Athletic Trainer

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Etienne Thomas

George Smith

Associate A.D. for External Affairs/S&C

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Administrative Assistant

Director of Athletics

Danny Worthy

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Brenda Williams

Ingrid Wicker-McCree

Assistant A.D. for Corporate Relations

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Head Coaches

Softball

LeVelle Moton

Men’s Basketball

Curtis Lawson

Volleyball

Men’s Tennis/ Director of Tennis

David Nass

Paul Perry

Karen Sanford

Dr. Henry White

Women’s Tennis

Golf

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Michael Lawson

Track & Field/Cross Country

Georgette Crawford-Crooks

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Mike Charlton

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Football

Joli Robinson

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Bowling

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Mose Rison


Quick Facts 2007 CIAA Women’s Basketball Champions

NCCU’s commitment to a balanced athletic program, providing equitable resources to all of its sports teams, is abundantly apparent. In five of the last eight years in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), NCCU claimed the Loretta Taylor All-Sports Trophy, recognizing the top all-around women’s program in the conference.

2006 CIAA Women's Cross Country Champions

2006 CIAA Women's Volleyball Champions

In 2007-08, NCCU’s first season of Division I (FCS) competition, the women’s volleyball team kicked off the Division I era with a dramatic, come-from-behind win over N.C. State, then cruised to 21 victories, all against Division I opponents. The football team finished its first Division I season with a 6-4 record, the Eagles fourth straight winning season. The men’s and women’s cross country teams each won four of their seven events. The men’s basketball team played one of the toughest schedules in the country, while traveling more than 22,000 miles and playing in 13 different states. The squad earned a road victory over the eventual Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) champions and capped the season with a win over rival Winston-Salem State University at the MEAC Tournament. Finally, the track and field program won two events at the prestigious Penn Relays and qualified two student-athletes for the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston. In 2006-07, NCCU’s final season in the NCAA Division II, the Eagles placed 24th in the final standings of the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup, the prestigious award presented annually to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country. In 2006-07, NCCU won four CIAA team championships and participated in nine NCAA Division II Championship events.

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Fourteen men’s and women’s sports teams participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition at the Division I-FCS level. Men’s intercollegiate teams include football, basketball, baseball, indoor and outdoor track & field, tennis, golf and cross country. Women’s intercollegiate teams include basketball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track & field, tennis, softball, bowling and cross country. NCCU’s athletic programs have enjoyed regional and national recognition for years, headlined by the 1989 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship.

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North Carolina Central University is competing in its third year of reclassification as an NCAA Division I institution (Football Championship Subdivision), and the Eagles will be playing as an independent during the 2008-09 athletics campaign.

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Heading the charge of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games was Dr. LeRoy T. Walker, President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who lifted the Eagle track & field program to international prominence during his unprecedented tenure as head coach at NCCU. Under Walker’s reign, the Eagles produced 30 national titles, 77 All-Americans, and eight Olympic medalists. Legendary basketball practitioner, John B. McLendon, a member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, established a remarkable record of 239-68 (.779) as an Eagle head coach from 1940 to 1952. A student of Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of the game of basketball, McLendon is credited with the development of the zone press, fast break and four corners offense. Boston Celtics great Sam Jones, a student-

The LeRoy T. Walker Physical Education Complexhousesamulti-purposegymnasium, Olympic-sized swimming and diving pool, athletic training facilities, strength and fitness center, and much more. O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium hosts NCCU football action for a capacity crowd of 10,000 dedicated Eagle fans. In mid-November, McDougald-McLendon Gym lights-up with men’s and women’s basketball excitement.

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Legendary track & field coach Dr. LeRoy T. Walker, president of the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1996, led the Eagles to 30 national titles, 77 All-America citations, and eight Olympic medals.

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Women’s Basketball (CIAA) Football (CIAA) Women's Volleyball (CIAA) Women's Cross Country (CIAA) Softball (CIAA) Women’s Volleyball (CIAA) Football (CIAA) Women’s Cross Country (CIAA) Women’s Volleyball (CIAA) Men’s Cross Country (CIAA) Women’s Bowling (CIAA) Softball (CIAA) Women’s Volleyball (CIAA) Men’s Tennis (CIAA) Softball (CIAA) Women’s Basketball (CIAA) Football (CIAA) Men’s Tennis (MEAC) Men’s Track & Field (MEAC) Men’s Tennis (MEAC) Football (MEAC) Men’s Track & Field (MEAC) Men’s Tennis (MEAC) Football (MEAC) Men’s Track & Field (MEAC) Men’s Tennis (MEAC) Men’s Track & Field (CIAA) Men’s Track & Field (CIAA) Men’s Tennis (CIAA) Men’s Track & Field (CIAA) Men’s Tennis (CIAA) Football (CIAA) Football (CIAA) Men’s Tennis (CIAA) Men’s Tennis (CIAA) Men’s Tennis (CIAA) Football (CIAA) Football (CIAA) Football (CIAA) Men’s Basketball (CIAA) Men’s Basketball (CIAA)

athlete under McLendon and a fellow Hallof-Famer, became the first black player to be drafted in the first round after scoring a record 1,745 points during his stellar NCCU career. Internationally-renowned artist, Ernie Barnes - best-known for his famous paintings seen on the 1970s sitcom “Good Times” - played football for the NCCU prior to a professional gridiron career with the Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos.

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Several former student-athletes and coaches are nationally and internationally known.

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1975 TENNIS TEAM The 1975 MEAC Tennis Championship Team was coached by Dr. James W. Younge. The Eagles edged Howard University 22-20 on May 4 to capture their fourth consecutive conference title. Competing in the finals for NCCU were Ricardo Jones, William Torres, Michael Taylor, Bennett Miller, Leonard Lewis and Larry McCollum.


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NCCU is on the cutting edge with its Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise known as BRITE. The institute offers new bachelor’s and master’s degrees in pharmaceutical science. These programs provide students with core scientific competencies in biology or chemistry as well as hands-on laboratory practice. In addition, there are seminar courses in drug development operations, FDA regulations, quality assurance and control, and intellectual property and patent law. NCCU’s BRITE is

• NCCU was the fastest growing institution in the University of North Carolina System. At 5.5 percent for fall 2006, NCCU surpassed the UNC System’s average rate of growth of 3.1 percent.

an important part of the statewide initiative to make North Carolina a premiere provider of skilled workers for the biotechnology industry.

History In 1910, Dr. James E. Shepard envisioned and founded a school that prepared African American adults for leadership roles in our nation’s communities. Founded as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua, North Carolina Central University (NCCU) became the nation’s first state-supported historically black liberal arts college. In 1923, the National Training School became the state-supported Durham State Normal School, devoted to “the training of teachers for the Colored Public Schools of North Carolina.” Two years later, Dr. Shepard was able to persuade the General Assembly to take a revolutionary step, making the institution a liberal arts college and naming it North Carolina College for Negroes in 1925. The School of Law was established in 1940 and the School of Library Science in 1941. By the time of Dr. Shepard’s death on October 6, 1947, the institution that had become North Carolina College at Durham was fully-accredited, highly respected and had become the alma mater of a growing list of distinguished alumni. Today, under the leadership of Chancellor Charlie Nelms, NCCU is a comprehensive university offering more than 100 bachelor’s degrees in various disciplines, 40 master’s degree programs and three professional degrees in law. The university reaches out to all racial and ethnic groups, and has a diverse student population of more than 8,000.

The School of Law has won kudos for providing top-notch legal education. According to Vault, Inc., a publishing firm that researches and collects data on diverse professions, the law school has not received the acknowledgment it is due. Vault surveyed 512 recruiters who identified 25 “underrated” schools, and the NCCU School of Law was ranked at number 14.

• Black Enterprise magazine named NCCU one of the Top 50 Colleges for African Americans in the nation in its September 2006 edition. NCCU was ranked No. 30. • The Golden LEAF Foundation awarded $2.3 million to the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise. • In 2006, NCCU’s School of Law students passed the State Bar Examination at a rate of 86 percent; the highest of any other historically black school in the country. • NCCU received accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s programs in business administration from the Assembly of American Colleges and Schools of Business International.

NCCU and the African American Jazz Caucus are partnering to form the NCCU/AAJC Jazz Research Institute (NAJRI) in an effort to preserve the integrity of jazz as an African American art form. One of the functions of the Institute will be to address the critical artistic and economic situation of jazz in the African American community as well as develop other initiatives such as a North Carolina Hall of Fame dedicated to highlighting the work of jazz artists from North Carolina. In an effort to bring more study abroad options to students, NCCU has been accepted as a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), a nonprofit membership organization that provides affordable and diverse study abroad and exchange opportunities to students around the world. NCCU is only one of four historically black college or university in the ISEP network. ISEP membership makes it possible for NCCU students to study abroad at over 135 different universities in 39 countries. NCCU is the first historically black institution in the nation to have an athletic training education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Built upon the motto of Truth and Service, NCCU is a university committed to preparing and equipping students with the knowledge and skills to compete in the global marketplace.

• NCCU received a $150,000 grant from the Darden Restaurants Foundation to establish a Culinary Teaching Laboratory at the university to support its Hospitality and Tourism Program. • An endowment in the amount of $100,000 was awarded for the Christopher S. Meldrum Chemistry Scholarship Fund to establish a scholarship for chemistry majors. • NCCU led in recruiting National Achievement Scholars. NCCU was No. 3 in the state and tied for third place among historically black colleges and universities across the nation.

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Newport News, Va.

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