Barons Track & Field Earn SSAC Awards
Courtesy of BPC
The Southern States Athletic Conference has announced the All-SSAC Award Winners on Tuesday afternoon of last week. Several of the Barons and Lady Barons earned honors.
A total of 28 names from Brewton-Parker were listed amongst the honorees with several being repeat award winners.
Three Barons earned First-Team All-SSAC honors for capturing championship titles in their respective events. Nathaniel Shields (pole vault), Kohlman Greer (hammer), and Firdan Keflinzein (javelin) were the three BPC studentathletes that earned First Team honors. A total of 13 names were mentioned in the Second-Team All-SSAC awards list. Brandon Schultz earned individual honors in the 110 hurdles and joined team members Colt Brantley, Lil’Vasco Winfrey, and Ty’Sheem Denton, earning honors for the 4x100m relay. Warren Hollis, Jaylen Mable, Deandrea Jolly, and Winfrey earned Second-Team nods for their performance in the 4x400m relay. Individually, Jaylen Green (high jump), Jordon Solomon (pole vault), La’eeq Mahdi (triple jump), and Greer (discus) all earned Second-Team honors in their respective events.
Denton received back-to-back Third-Team selections with his finishes in the 100m and 200m events. Mable recorded Third-Team honors in the 400m while the squad of Aaron Pinckard, Simon Steele, Eric Smith, and DeMario Thomas earned the honor for the 4x800m relay. Lastly, Jamon Tymes earned Third-Team All-SSAC honors in the javelin. Jordan Hackett, Frankie Williams, and Steele earned placements onto the Barnes & Noble College All-Academic Team for their performances in the classroom with Schultz earning a placement on the Champions of Character Team.
A total of eight awards were given to Brewton-Parker with one student-athlete capturing three awards.
Rachel Jarriel led with a Third-Team All-SSAC selection in the 3,000-meter steeplechase while also earning a placement on the Barnes & Noble College All-Academic Team as well as the Champions of Character Team. Nia Johnson, Dasia Shepherd, A’Shanti Surrey, and Keonna Hamler all earned Third-Team honors for their performances in the 4x100m relay. Individually, Camille Mendez also earned All-Academic Team honors alongside Jarriel.