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Edward Waters Track & Field Prepares For NAIA National Championships

EWC Freshman Carl Elliott, III

GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Edward Waters Men’s & Women’s Track & Field teams will send a program record 16 student-athletes to compete in the 2017 NAIA Track & Field National Championships.

The Championships will be held at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Champion Men’s Track & Field Team will be represented by Hieden Cummings (200m), Carl Elliott, III and Carl Augustin (110m Hurdles), and the 4×100 Meter Relay Team (Reginald Wright, Dontae LeCorn, Hieden Cummings, & Wayne Richardson).

The Lady Tiger squad will feature Davia Chin (High Jump), Emoni Freeman and Amanda Anderson (Triple Jump), and the ladies 4×100 Meter Relay Squad (Quadaisha Moss, Alexandra Blount, Annette Campbell, & Nakiya Howard).

Both relay squads will also carry one alternate member.

Senior Hieden Cummings earned his ticket to Alabama by his 21.56 sec qualifying time at the 2017 GCAC Track & Field Championships earlier this year. Freshman hurdler Carl Elliott, III, has taken the NAIA Track & Field world by storm this season with Top 5 finishes in seven of eight 110m hurdle races this season.

Elliott, III also has the nation’s third fastest time this season in the 110m hurdles with a GCAC Championships record time of 14.24 seconds.

Sophomore Carl Augustin was not to be outdone earning his spot to Gulf Shores by 14.68 second mark at the Savannah State Eyeopener this season. The Men’s 4×100 meter relay team was able to get the NAIA’s A standard qualifying time at the GCAC’s with their 41.29 second effort which is the nations 10th fastest time.

On the Women’s side, EWC will be represented well in the field events starting with freshman Davia Chin in the High Jump. Chin’s mark of 5′ 5″ at the UNF Spring Break Invitational in March gave her the NAIA B Standard mark to compete in Gulf Shores.

The Triple Jump event will feature two Lady Tigers in freshman Emoni Freeman and fellow freshman Amanda Anderson.

Freeman picked up her A standard mark at the GCAC Championships with a season best jump of 38′ 9.5″, the nation’s seventh best mark this season.

Anderson was able to make the trip to Alabama with her leap of 38′ 0″ at the Florida A&M Relays in March. The Women’s 4×100 meter relay team also picked up the

A standard time at the GCAC’s with a time of 47.63 seconds.

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