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A L L SPORTS AW A RDS
The recent conclusion of athletic
' competition for this term in the South
western Athletic Conference was just the
beginning of Southern University's claim
as the elite power of the eight-team
The Jaguars captured all three of the
league's top all-sports awards for 91-V2,
including the inaugural Commissioner's
Trophy, symbolic of overall athletic
supremacy in both men's and women's
competition. Additionally, Southern won
both the men's and women's all-sports
trophies, finishing second ahead of Texas
Southern in each.
"It's a great feeling to know your
program is as well rounded as the Com
missioner's Trophy indicates," said Mari
no Casern, Southern's athletic director.
"It's a real tribute to what our people are
doing. We have some great coaches and
athletes. It's a reward for all of the hard
work, time and dollars we put into our
program. Southern's back to where it was
in the past and we're proud of that. It
makes us very happy."
Southern captured the Commission
er's Trophy with 107 points after winning
four men's championships and one wom
en's crown. Three SU women's teams fin
ished second in their respective races.
Following Southern were Texas
Southern (91.S points), Mississippi Val
ley State (71.5), Orambling (68.5), Jack
son State (59.5), Alabama State (55),
Alcorn State (53) and Prairie View A&M
In the battle for the men's all-spofts
award. Southern was virtually unchal
lenged, garnering 61 points to Texas
Southern's 50. The Jaguars won titles in
baseball, tennis, outdoor track and cross
country while finishing third in basket
ball, football and golf.
Trailing Southern and Texas South
ern in the men's all-sports ratings were
Mississippi Valley State (37.5), Alabama
State (36), Jackson State (34.5), Alcorn
State (34), Grambling (34) and Prairie
View A&M (22).
The race for the women's all-sports
trophy was a close battle between South
ern and Texas Southern. The Lady
Jaguars edged the Lady Tigers by just 4.5
points. Southern won only one women's
champion slyp (cross country) compared
to TSlTs three titles, but while Southern
picked up eight points for second place in
tennis, the Lady Tigers received no points
because they did not field a full squad in
the conference championship competition
Grambling (34.5 points), Mississippi
Valley State (34), Prairie View A&M
(31), Jackson State (25), Alabama State
(19) and Alcorn State (19) rounded out
the field of contenders for the women's
Black college sweep
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end, winning in 57.84. Guieldo crossed
the line at 57.88.
Taiye, in the meantime, provided
A&M with additional points (58.91 for
fourth place). Norfolk's Robin Turner fin
ished seventh (1:02.02) and Omataya was
Gloria Morgan secured A&M's final
gold in an individual track event Morgan
and Carrie Luis of Cal State-Stanisius
staged a serious duel in the finals of the
800. The outcome wasn't determined
until the race's late stages as Morgan pre
vailed with a 2:07.19, nudging Luis who
finished at 2:07.78.
A&M fully expected to gets its hands
on more gold in the 100 hurdles. Aladefa,
after all, won the the indoor title this year
and was the defending outdoor champ.
But it just wasn't going to happen that
way' this time. Aladefa finished second
(13.53) and Cassandra Adams of North
Carolina Central was fourth (13.70).
The relay events belonged to A&M,
to the point that it wasn't even close. In
the 4 x 100, Kimberly Golden, Tameka
Hutchins, Germaine Crocker and Alade
fa ran 45.55 to dust off the second-place
Norfolk team (Turner, Chavela Lee,
Robb and Sturrup) that clocked 48.85.
Hampton (Christiane ZeZe, Methella
James, Danez Lyons and Jeannet Pusey)
was fourth at 46.0 and St. Augustine's
(Vernetta Evans, Catina Jordan, Tamora
- Powell and Brown) placed sixth with a
The 4 x 400 was even more of a
blow-out than the 4 x 100, which is what
should have happened anyway. That's not
a knock on the competition. But when
you finish 1-2-4 in the open event, it
means that other teams are hard matched
to come up with an equalizer to be fairly
Morgan and the three Akinremis,
blasted the field in 3:35.61. Cal State-LA
made a gallant effort, but all they could
manage was a 3:40.03 for second place.
Hampton (Julana McKenzie, Tanoka
Bazemore, Mariska Stubbs and ZeZe) ran
3:4538 for fifth place.
In the hepthatlon, Chikwelu tallied
5,181 points for second place based on
her efforts in the javelin and shot put.
Among hepthatletes, she had the best dis
tance in the javelin (158-6 1/4) and was
second in the shot (39-9 3/4). Chikwelu
also competed in the regular javelin and
finished fourth (151-4), missing third
place by seven inches.
The long jump was decided by less
than a foot ? six inches to be precise.
But Sturrup got the best of it with a 20-9
on what would have been her next to last
jump. She opted to pass on her final jump
and her mark held up. Seattle Pacific's
Karin Greisson made a strong run, but
came up a bit short at 20-8 1/2 and had to
settle for the silver medal. NCCU's
Adams (19-8 1/4) and Norfolk's Robb
(19-7 3/4) finished fourth and fifth
Arlene Knowles of Hampton Univer
sity earned All-America honors in the
high jump (5-4 1/2 for seventh place).
Knowles, however, wasn't that far from
the pack. Of the top nine jumpers, those
finishing fourth through ninth all jumped
5-4 1/2. Final placing was based on fewer
misses at that height
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