- Created on 19 April 2013
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announces the 2013 SIAC Men's and Women's Track & Field All-Conference Conference team, which features the top two men's and women's performers in each event during the 2013 SIAC outdoor season based on results from the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
In the East Division, Benedicts Deon Clifford is the SIAC Men's Track Athlete of the Year after recording a 3:59.99 in the 1500 meters, 9:30.87 in the steeplechase ranking him first in the conference and a 15:42.61 in the 5000 meters ranking him second. His 9:30.87 ranks him in the top 30 nationally.
Isaiah Leggette, also from Albany State, is the SIAC Field Athlete. Competing in the triple jump event, Leggette recorded a 15.05 meter (49'3.75" feet) jump at the 42nd Annual Morehouse Relays. Leggette's mark has him ranked in the top 15 nationally.
Albany State University is the East Division Champions and its head coach Kenneth Taylor was awarded East Division Coach of the Year.
Clark Atlanta junior Markeshia Woodson is the SIAC East Division Athlete of the Year after posting the top mark in three different events this season. Woodson recorded the top mark in the 5000 meter (18:47.49), 1000-meter (45:38.84), and the 3000-meter Steeple Chase (12:23.83).
SIAC Women's Field Athlete of the Year was awarded to Paine College senior Baiesha Johnson, who was the conference leader in the high jump and long jump, where she also earned NCAA qualifications in both events. Johnson's 6.28 meter jump at the 2013 Winthrop University Invitational ranks among the top three in the country, while her high jump mark of 1.70m (5'7") earned her a provisional mark.
Women's East Division regular season champion is Benedict College and the team's head coach Frank Hyland was named East Division Coach of the Year.
Highlighting the West Division is Stillman College sprinter Jeffrey Henderson, who earned SIAC West Division Track and Field Athlete of the Year. On the track, Henderson made a name for himself after running a blazing 10.29 mark in the 100 meter event last weekend at the Ole Miss Invitational. His time, a shave off World Class standard, has him ranked second overall in Division II and 11th overall in among all NCAA 100-meter athletes. Henderson's 7.63 meter m=mark (25'0.5") feet is also the second best mark in the Division II.
For the team category, Stillman College won the SIAC West Division Championship, while West Division Coach of the Year was given to Stillman College coach Pierre Goode for the second year in a row.
Kentucky State's Keona Jones is the SIAC West Division Track Athlete of the Year with her top performance in the 100 meter hurdles and the heptathlon events this season. Jones is also ranked in the women's 4x100 meter relays.
Stillman's Euphemia Edem, is the SIAC West Division Field Athlete of the Year. Edem qualified for nationals in the triple-jump event after
posting a 41'9.25 mark at the TSU Relays last month.
Kentucky State University was crowned West Division regular season champions and its coach Von Smith was named SIAC Women's Coach of the Year.
2013 SIAC Track & Field All-Conference Teams
East Division Regular Season Honors
Track Athlete of the Year: Deon Clifford, Benedict College
Field Athlete of the Year: Isaiah Leggette, Albany State University
Regular Season Champion: Albany State University
Coach of the Year: Ken Taylor, Albany State University
Track Athlete of the Year: Markeisha Woodson, Clark Atlanta
Field Athlete of the Year: Baieshia Johnson, Paine College
Regular Season Champions: Benedict College
Coach of the Year: Frank Hyland, Benedict College
West Division Regular Season Honors
Track Athlete of the Year: Jeffrey Henderson, Stillman College
Field Athlete of the Year: Jeffrey Henderson, Stillman College
Regular Season Champions: Stillman College
Coach of the Year: Pierre Goode, Stillman College
Track Athlete of the Year: Keona Jones, Kentucky State University
Field Athlete of the Years: Euphemia Edem, Stillman College
Regular Season Champions: Kentucky State University Coach of the Year: Von Smith, Kentucky State University
- Created on 19 April 2013
\Atlanta Falcon William Moore was arrested and charged with simple battery Thursday afternoon after an alleged verbal altercation in Midtown.
Atlanta Police responded to an incident on the 600 block of Ninth Street in Midtown Atlanta, where the alleged victim, who remains unidentified, said Moore threw her phone and grabbed her shoulder, according to WXIA.
The 2009 second round draft pick recently re-signed a five-year, $30 million contract with Falcons in March.
Moore, 27, is set to make his first court appearance at the Fulton County Jail at 11 a.m. on Friday. No bond has been set.
- Created on 19 April 2013
With 15 hits including three homeruns, the third-seeded Lady Panthers of Clark Atlanta University slammed No. 2 Claflin University 15-1 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) softball championship tournament.
Centerfielder Amari Foster, who went 4-4 from the plate, smacked a three-run shot over the left field fence to give the Lady Panthers an early 3-0 advantage in the first inning. The slugfest continued as CAU scored five runs in the second inning behind Nicolette Anderson, who picked up the win on the mound, and Zhandria Usher who both blasted a homerun that increased Clark Atlanta's lead to 8-0. The Lady Panthers held Claflin scoreless until the third inning when it put up its lone run of the game. CAU would add seven more runs to seal the victory.
With the win, the Lady Panthers will take on No. 1 (West) Miles College Friday, April 19th, at 3 p.m., in Lovejoy, Georgia at the Gerald Matthews Softball Complex.
- Created on 19 April 2013
With the start of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Track and field championships, Clark Atlanta University junior Markeisha Woodson medaled in third place of the women's 10,000 meters (49:17.65) while CAU advanced to the finals in three events after the preliminary round Thursday at B.T. Harvey Stadium on the campus of Morehouse College.
CAU's Eris Mackey and Trevarus West who finished third and fifth, respectively in the 400 meter preliminary round will compete in the finals in addition to Jerriyuana Jarboe who placed in the 800 meter finals as well and the men's and women's 4x100 relay teams. The finals of these events will take place Saturday.
The finals of the remaining field events including the high jump, triple jump, discus and pole vault along with the preliminary rounds of the 1500m, 400m, 100m and 4x400 m track events. For all the latest track and field results and the remaining schdule, please CLICK HERE.
- Created on 18 April 2013
The Atlanta Hawks did everything they could to give away the number 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and in the end it was just enough. With an ugly, sloppy and starless loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, the Hawks claimed the sixth seed they seemed to have been angling for the last two games of the season.
"I've said it before. We are going to err on the side of caution with just one game remaining,” Hawks coach Larry Drew said before Wednesday’s game. “It makes no difference, five or six (seed). We split with both teams so I would rather play it safe than to be sorry."
The Hawks lost the game 98-92 and will now head to Indiana for their first-round playoff series.
The outcome of the game turned out to not matter much. The Bulls took care of the Washington Wizards 95-92 to grab the fifth seed and a first-round playoff matchup with the Brooklyn Nets. The Bulls finished a game ahead of the Hawks, who had a one-game lead before losing two straight to end the season.
Al Horford, Josh Smith, Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague and Devin Harris all played the role of spectators against the Knicks. The Knicks continued to rest their top players as well. Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith did not play.
Despite the absence of big names, Madison Square Garden was still a packed house (team officials called it a sellout, with 19,033 in attendance, but there were a few empty seats) and while none of the Hawks took the opportunity to shine, Knicks forward Chris Copeland stole the show.
Copeland, the rookie who has averaged just under 15 minutes a game this season, posted a career-high 33 points in 40 minutes of play. He had 30 points through three quarters and looked like he was headed for 40 or 50 before injuring his shoulder early in the fourth.
“[Copeland] is fine, he had a hell of a game,” said Knicks coach Mike Woodson after the game. “He’ll sleep well on that.”
The rookie from the University of Colorado has had an exceptional past two games. Copeland’s 33 points Wednesday and 32 points on Monday against the Charlotte Bobcats made him the first Knicks rookie since Bill Cartwright to score 30 points in back-to-back games.
“He’s been phenomenal and a really pleasant surprise,” Woodson said of Copeland. “Going back to training camp, we didn’t know if he would make our ball club. He’s gotten better and he’s learned. We knew he could score, but not like this.”
The Hawks rookies were not quite phenomenal. After going 0-6 from 3-point range and 2-13 overall against the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night, rookie guard John Jenkins was again frigid from the floor, shooting 0-6 from beyond the arc and 8-19 overall. He finished with 20 points, but his shot was simply not there.
The Hawks were 2-13 as a team from 3-point range.
Fellow rookie Mike Scott had 23 points to lead the Hawks in scoring, but did it on 22 shots. He did get his second straight double-double, finishing with 14 rebounds.
The move to rest the starters in the second half against Toronto and the entire game against New York seemed quizzical, but perhaps Drew had a plan all along. Horford told the Daily World that the team didn’t arrive in New York until 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and returning to the New York metro area for a series starting Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets may not have been what Drew wanted.
“Now we know what we need to focus on and who we need to focus on and move forward,” Anthony Tolliver said. “… As soon as we came in [the locker room, Drew] already started talking about [the Pacers] and what we are going to do to prepare for them. Now we have to start our second season.”
The Hawks play the Indiana Pacers Sunday April 21 at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on TNT. The second game, also in Indiana, will tip off at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 24 on NBA TV. Game three, the first game in Atlanta, will be Saturday April 27 on ESPN at 1 p.m. Game four’s tip-off time and television schedule have not yet been announced.
Atlanta and Indiana split the season series 2-2.