Kennesaw St. wins A-Sun title
Owls win second consecutive conference championship
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the second consecutive year and third time in four years, Kennesaw State claimed the Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s Outdoor Track and Field championship with 237 points.
East Tennessee State was second with 171 points while Campbell placed third with 128 points.
The Owls claimed a first and third place finish in the high jump as Jerome McKinzie took the crown with a height of 2.05m. This is McKinzie’s second title in the high jump, having won the event last season. KSU’s Cameron Zeman also hit a height of 2.05m. In second was Upstate’s Perrish Goggins with a height of 2.05m.
Kennesaw’s Joshua McNair threw a distance of 47.80m in the discus to take the championship. Defending discus champion, Joe Frye of Belmont finished second with a throw of 45.31m while ETSU’s Cornell Sneed hit a mark of 44.53m for third place points.
KSU continued their dominance of the field events as Anjoun Armaly took the top spot in the triple jump with a distance of 14.90m. Armaly won the long jump during the opening day of competition. Campbell’s Diego Lawrence and Adoniss Jones rounded out the top three with distances of 14.79m and 14.17m, respectively.
In the javelin, the Bucs secured the title with Matt Baum’s throw of 56.49m. Campbell’s Dave Mathews was second with a distance of 52.44 while ETSU’s Sam Liska rounded out the top three with a throw of 51.61m.
KSU’s Kendall Parks finished first in the 110m hurdles, notching a time of 13.87 followed by ETSU’s Michael James in second with a time of 13.92. Three-time A-Sun 110m hurdle champion, Jones from Campbell, placed third in a time of 13.94.
The Owls took the 400m hurdle title as well, picking up first place points from Joshua James with a time of 52.00. Jones had a second place finish for the Camels in a time of 52.17 and Robert Purcell of ETSU placed third posting a time of 53.22.