June 2010 Volume 7

Lennox Graham Named CIAA Indoor Women's Track And Field Coach Of The Year

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Graham was Women’s Outdoor C.O.Y last season

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Hampton, VA - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in conjunction with the CIAA Track and Field Coaches Association has released its picks for CIAA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Coaches of the Year. Johnson C. Smith University head track and field coach Lennox Graham received 2010 Women's Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year honor. This is the second consecutive yearly award for Graham, last season he was named CIAA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year.

This year’s Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year is the legendary Olympic head coach, George Williams of St. Augustine’s College. Williams is also the top Men’s Indoor Track and Field coach for 2010. Graham, in his third complete year as head coach of the Lady Golden Bulls, finished this year’s indoor season at the fourth place spot- guiding five women’s team members to the NCAA Division II National Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, NM. All five claimed All-American honors.

The JCSU women’s indoor track and field team took home second place with 87 team points in the 2010 CIAA Indoor Championships, only behind St. Augustine’s College (first) with 124 team points. During the events, junior Shermaine Williams landed MVP honors for the running events with 27 points.

During the outdoor season, the JCSU women’s team recorded 145 points for third place at the 2010 CIAA Outdoor Championships. JCSU improved by 43 points from their score in 2009 to finish behind St. Augustine’s (193) and Bowie State (154).

“Wow, this is a great feeling to have our program recognized two years in a row,” said Graham. “This is truly a testament that our program in just three short years has moved into a positive direction. I would like to thank everyone for making it possible from the JCSU Administration, to our athletic director Stephen Joyner, support staff, and of course the student-athletes who continue to work hard.”

Johnson C. Smith University will be hosting the 2010 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Complex May 27-29th. Coach Williams and Graham will be honored amongst the rest of this year’s coaches of the year at the annual awards luncheon held during the CIAA Spring Meeting in Raleigh, NC- May 17-18.

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