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PITTSBURG, Kan. - It came down to the final event, but the Lincoln women's track & field team won the 2016 NCAA Division II Indoor Championship in record-breaking style on Saturday (March 12). In the process, the Blue Tigers won their fifth-ever NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championship, and their 12th national title overall.lumo witf16 national champs

Lincoln had also won the national title in 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2010. It's the 12th track & field championship all-time for Lincoln, which won the outdoor national title in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014.

The Blue Tigers led the team standing, 50-35, with just two track events remaining. Hillsdale made a big comeback in the penultimate event, placed first, second and fourth in the 3,000m. That pulled Hillsdale ahead, 58-50, over Lincoln with only the 4x400m relay remaining.

With the Blue Tigers trailing by eight, Lincoln needed to come in second in the relay to tie Hillsdale or first to win. Willomena Williams led off the relay and passed the baton to Jhevere Hall. By the time Hall handed the baton to Kissi-Ann Brown for the third leg of the race, the Blue Tigers were in second behind runners from Johnson C. Smith. Brown, however, ran fast and hard to pull even with the leading runner entering the final handoff, and Venicha Baker out-ran Johnson C. Smith's runner to win the relay.

Lincoln ended up winning the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:38.87, the fastest ever in the history of the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships. The Blue Tigers broke the old record time of 3:39.24 which, fittingly enough, was set by Lincoln in 1997. As a result, the Blue Tigers finished with 60 team points, edging Hillsdale (58). Grand Valley State claimed third with 33 points.

Women - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored ============================
1) Lincoln (Mo.) 60
6) St. Augustine's 29
7) Johnson C. Smith 28
25T) Claflin 10
43) Benedict 2
47) Virginia Union 1
Men - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored ==========================
3) Lincoln (Mo.) 39
9) St. Augustine's 22
16T) Johnson C. Smith 15
33T Claflin 6

2016 HBCU Division II Indoor Track All-American Performances

Women 60 Meter Dash
Ornella Livingston  SO St. Augustine's    
Yanique Ellington   SR Lincoln (Mo.)  
Trisana Fairweathe  SO Claflin  
Mayah Edwards       JR Johnson C. Smith
C'Evon Jones        SR Virginia Union   
Women 200 Meter Dash
Yanique Ellington   SR Lincoln (Mo.)
Venicha Baker       SR Lincoln (Mo.)   
Trisana Fairweathe  SO Claflin  
Ornella Livingston  SO St. Augustine's 
Women 400 Meter Dash
Tovea Jenkins       JR Johnson C. Smith  
Kendra Clarke       FR Johnson C. Smith
enicha Baker       SR Lincoln (Mo.)  
Kissi-Ann Brown     FR Lincoln (Mo.)    
Women 800 Meter Run
Fellan Ferguson     SO Johnson C. Smith      
Jhevere Hall        JR Lincoln (Mo.)   

Women 60 Meter Hurdles
Chrisdale McCarthy  FR Lincoln (Mo.)   
Ladonna Richards    SR Lincoln (Mo.)    
Shamia Lassiter     SR St. Augustine's
Karel Ziketh        SO Benedict  

Women Long Jump
Shakinah Brooks     JR St. Augustine's   
Amenze Uhunmwangho  SR St. Augustine's
Women 4x400 Meter Relay
Lincoln (Mo.)  
1) Willomena Williams JR      
2) Jhevere Hall JR            
3) Kissi-Ann Brown FR        
4) Venicha Baker SR           

Johnson C. Smith  
1) Kendra Clarke FR           
2) Domenique Julius-Williams J
3) Crystal Campbell JR        
4) Fellan Ferguson SO    

St. Augustine's
1) Mylene Cannon JR           
2) Ornella Livingston SO      
3) Ade Hunter SO              
4) Tia-Adana Belle JR 

Men 60 Meter Dash
Kendall Kee         SR St. Augustine's
Daniel Jamieson     SR St. Augustine's  
Men 200 Meter Dash
Waynee Hyman        SR Johnson C. Smith
Burkheart Ellis Jr  SR St. Augustine's
Daniel Jamieson     SR St. Augustine's

Men 400 Meter Dash
Faedeon Royes       FR Lincoln (Mo.)
Brandon Valentine-  FR Claflin
Waynee Hyman        SR Johnson C. Smith
Joshua Cunningham   JR Johnson C. Smith
Shaquille Dill      FR St. Augustine's  

Men 800 Meter Run
Shaquille Dill      FR St. Augustine's  

Men 60 Meter Hurdles
Stallone Watson     SR Lincoln (Mo.)

Men Long Jump
Sedeekie Edie       SO Lincoln (Mo.)

Men Triple Jump
Sedeekie Edie       SO Lincoln (Mo.)
Jumonne Exeter      FR St. Augustine's
Men 4x400 Meter Relay
Lincoln (Mo.)
1) Roger Blake SR             
2) Faedeon Royes FR           
3) Kevon Robinson FR          
4) Miguel Barton JR       

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