Saturday, May 11, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Kennesaw State cruised to its fourth Atlantic Sun Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship in the past six seasons with 259 total points as Andre Dorsey earned the Championship Most Valuable Performer title for the second-straight season.
The Owls' point totals are the most in the A-Sun since 2010 when KSU compiled 269. Dorsey amassed 47 points with first-place finishes in the triple jump and javelin. ETSU finished second with 202 points ahead of Lipscomb (145) and USC Upstate (100).
KSU's Hedrik Themas totaled 5,753 points in the men's decathlon finishing ahead of teammates Kaarel Mangusson (5,194) and Joseph Yates (4,580). ETSU started the day with a win in the 4x100m relay, clocking a 40.62 to take the gold medal. Kennesaw State recorded a 41.35 to finish second, just ahead of Lipscomb, who was third in 41.88.
The Bucs continued their success with a clean sweep in the 1500m, taking the top three spots. Sophomore Filip Jalovy captured gold with a time of 3:58.91, narrowly besting his teammates Ryan Jones (3:59.61) and Angus Baldwin (4:00.10) in second and third, respectively.
KSU freshman Bilal Abdullah claimed the 110m hurdle crown with a sprint of 14.51, just ahead of Lipscomb sophomore Andrew Wolf at 14.58. UNF junior Dante Bouldin finished third in a time of 14.72.
In the 400m, the Owl duo of junior Reagan Beal and freshman Zac Davis earned the top two spots with times of 47.22 and 47.39, respectively. Sophomore Cecil Rolle, from North Florida, posted the third fastest time in the event at 48.82.
Kennesaw State sophomore Andre Dorsey earned another field title for the Owls, following an event winning throw of 54.80m (179’09”) in the javelin. NKU freshman Jason Zavislak finished second with a throw of 54.45m (178’08”) followed by Bisons senior John Clevenger with a 53.01m (173’11”) toss.
Lipscomb junior Tucker Peabody established a new Atlantic Sun Championship meet record clocking a 20.68 in the 200m. Junior Sadio Diallo, of Kennesaw State, finished second in a time of 21.07 while ETSU senior Rashad Cambell collected third-place in a time of 21.24.
In the 5000m, USC Upstate senior standout Gilbert Kemboi repeated as A-Sun champion racing to a 14:58.29 winning time. Lipscomb freshman Jared Wingerter was second at 15:09.21 followed by junior Anders Ludvigsen, of ETSU, in third at 15:18.64.
Freshman Gemikal Prude of Lipscomb captured the high jump title with a height of 2.11m (6’11”), two inches higher than KSU sophomore Andre Dawson in second at 2.06m (6’09”). The Owls’ Adbullah posted his second top level finish, claiming third-place with a leap of 2.01m (6’07”).
Bisons sophomore Houston Ward won the discus competition after a toss of 47.97m (157’04”). Upstate’s Kenneth Sugishita, the defending A-Sun Champion and reigning conference meet record holder, finished second with a throw of 47.35 (155’04”) and Kennesaw junior Robert Harvey was third recording a throw of 45.94m (150’09”).
KSU’s Dorsey collected his second individual title of the day winning the triple jump with an Atlantic Sun Championship meet record leap of 15.72m (51’07”). ETSU’s duo of Jason Johnson and Graham Boone finished second and third in the event with jumps of 15.48m (50’9.5”) and 14.63m (48’), respectively.
The meet concluded with a thrilling 4x400m relay that saw Lipscomb edge North Florida by just two tenths of a second to claim the championship. The Bisons finished in a time of 3:14.76 while the Ospreys clocked a time of 3:14.97. USC Upstate finished third with a time of 3:18.48.