By Andrew Roberts SWAC Assistant Commissioner- Media Relations,
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Prairie View A&M Men’s track program claimed the 2021 Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships winning the team’s first title since 2018.
The Panthers took four of the top eight places in the first event of the meet, the javelin throw, giving Prairie View A&M 21 points. From there, Jemal Wote won the 10,000 meter run extending the Panthers’ lead against the field.
Anchored by consistent efforts across the board – with particularly impressive outings in the pole vault, decathlon, long jump, and relay events – Prairie View A&M would go to the podium 13 more times throughout the meet to maintain its grip on the lead.
The Panthers capped their title-winning effort with a dramatic nail-biter of a finish in the 4×400 meter relay – where Timothy Demerrit overtook Jackson State in the final moments – and racked up a grand total of 204 points to outpace runner up Alabama State.
Sunne Rodgriguez-Weems and Wote both scored 30 points, with the latter earning Most Outstanding Track Performer honors during the meet. PVAMU head cpach Chris Clay was named SWAC Coach of the Year.
2021 SWAC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Individual Awards
Most Outstanding Field Performer
Caesar Kemp- ASU
Most Outstanding Track Performer
Jemal Wote- PVAMU
Coach of the Year