Alonzo Martin lining up for the 400m run
Alonzo Martin lining up for the 400m run
Men's Track & Field - Wed, May 23, 2012
New Orleans, LA - The Dillard University men's track and field team placed first runner up at the GCAC Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championship that was held on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

The GCAC conference championship was hosted by Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. The Bleu Devils finished with 192 total team points.

The Bleu Devils' 4 x100 meter relay (41.63) and 4 x 400 meter (3.15.59) relay teams, who have already qualified for nationals, took first place in both events. The strength of the Dillard University men's track and field team in the running events was unmatched. The Bleu Devils placed in the top three in nine out of 12 events:

First Place Finishes

4x 100m relay team        41.63

4 x 400m relay team       3.15.59

400m dash Jevonte Ezzard          48.52

800m run Jevonte Ezzard             1.59.59

Second Place Finishes

100m hurdles    Runnell King                     15.48

100m dash         Tobyus Simmons             10.59

200m dash         Darius Neely                      21.54

400m dash         Darius Neely                      49.23

800m run            Daniel Gibson                  2.00.55

400m hurdles    Rudy Garza                       58.54

Third Place Finishes

100m dash         Darius Neely                     10.78

200m dash         Tobyus Simmons             21.90

400m hurdles    Ladalrius Miller                 59.46

3000m Steeplechase     Daniel Gibson   12.35.63

Nathaniel Barnett placed first in the men's triple jump (13.68m) and the men's long jump (6.57m) and placed second in the men's high jump (1.77m) earning him the most outstanding field performer award. Byron Caulton wasn't far behind with a second place finish in the men's triple jump (12.84) and a third place finish in the men's high jump (1.73m). Tobyus Simmons also placed third in the men's long jump with a jump of 6.48m.