Nation’s Top Relays of 2011 Honored at Accusplit Breakfast

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

December 10, 2011   

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Accusplit, the leader in the professional stopwatch and timing industry since 1972, will recognize the nation’s best collegiate relay teams and their coaches for an historic 30th time on Tuesday morning. The Accusplit Breakfast to be held at the USTFCCCA Convention will honor those squads in NCAA Division I, and for the first time NCAA Divisions II and III, that had the top relay performances of the 2011 outdoor track & field season.

This year marks the first in which the ceremony will take place at the USTFCCCA Convention. Previously, the awards ceremony has taken place at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

“We are honored that Accusplit has partnered with our organization to present these outstanding achievements at our convention,” said USTFCCCA CEO Sam Seemes. “Accusplit’s Steve Simmons created this award 30 years ago, and we thank him and Accusplit President Ron Sutton for supporting this cause and track & field. We are great partners and I look forward to building our relationship for years to come.”

Accusplit Top Relay Teams

NCAA Division I
4×100 Texas A&M 38.38 Tran Howell, Gerald Phiri,
Demetrius Pinder, Prezel Hardy
4×200 LSU 1:20.45 Keyth Talley, Caleb Williams,
Tristan Walker, Gabriel Mvumvure
4×400 Texas A&M 3:00.45 Bryan Miller, Tabarie Henry,
Michael Preble, Demetrius Pinder
4×800 Virginia 7:12.15 Brett Johnson, Lance Roller,
Anthony Kostelac, Robby Andrews
SMR Texas A&M 3:15.18 Demetrius Pinder, Tabarie Henry,
Michael Preble, Joey Roberts
DMR Oregon 9:28.01 Matthew Centrowitz, Mike Berry,
Elijah Greer, A.J. Acosta
SHR Texas Tech 54.67 Omo Osaghae, Brandon Tucker,
Jamele Mason, Shane Brathwaite
4×100 LSU 42.64 Kenyanna Wilson, Semoy Hackett,
Rebecca Alexander, Kimberlyn Duncan
4×200 Texas A&M 1:29.96 LaKeidra Stewart, Ashley Collier,
Jessica Beard, Dominique Duncan
4×400 Texas A&M 3:26.31 Jeneba Tarmoh, Ibukun Mayungbe,
Andrea Sutherland, Jessica Beard
4×800 Duke 8:25.95 Esther Vermeer, Devotia Moore,
Cydney Ross, Kate Van Buskirk
SMR Florida 3:45.46 Darshay Davis, Danielle Williams,
Ebony Eutsey, Cory McGee
DMR Georgetown 10:51.49 Renee Tomlin, Amanda Kimbers,
Chelsea Cox, Emily Infeld
SHR Texas A&M 53.41 Gabby Mayo, Donique’ Flemings,
Daphne Fitzpatrick, Natasha Ruddock
NCAA Division II
4×100 Abilene Christian 39.80 Andrew McDowell, Desmond Jackson,
Lavance Williams, Paris Robertson
4×200 Saint Augustine’s 1:23.65 Josh Edmonds, Antonio Abney,
Kelly Fisher, Ramon Gittens
4×400 Johnson C. Smith 3:05.72 Winston Brown, Akino King,
Gabriel Franklin, Leford Green
4×800 Stonehill 7:37.87 Patrick Fullerton, Daniel Pilz,
Sean Hanlon, Nate Morse
SMR Lincoln (Mo.) 3:24.05 Rashawn Hugg, Dona-Ray Jones,
Kevaughn Hewitt, Jermaine Blake
DMR Augustana (S.D.) 9:53.62 Travis Beniak, Taylor Olson,
Aduo Omot, Tom Karbo
SHR Saint Augustine’s 57.47 Gerkenz Senesca, Ronnie Griffith,
Ty’reak Murray, Jason Boyd
4×100 Lincoln (Mo.) 44.36 Nyoka Cole, Judith Riley,
Jhanell Brown, Latoya King
4×200 Lincoln (Mo.) 1:36.60 Michelle Cumberbatch, Judith Riley,
Nyoka Cole, Latoya King
4×400 Cal State Dominguez Hills 3:39.87 Breionna Jackson, Chanel Parker,
Dora Baldwin, Nancy Blake
4×800 Augustana (S.D.) 9:07.81 Kristin Brondbo, Miriam Hovda,
Molly Kokesh, Runa Falch
SMR Lincoln (Mo.) 4:00.47 Latoya King, Judith Riley,
Keniesha Jones, Twishana Williams
DMR Augustana (S.D.) 11:40.01 Kristin Brondbo, Colleen Everson,
Molly Kokesh, Runa Falch
SHR Johnson C. Smith 54.64 Danielle Williams, Shermaine Williams,
Lakaevia Tyler, Rosemarie Carty
NCAA Division III
4×100 McMurry 40.76 Kevin Cunningham, John Keith,
Gavan Bass, Kenneth Turner
4×200 North Central (Ill.) 1:26.06 Bai Kabba, Jon Howard,
Randal Ellison, Dan Benton
4×400 North Central (Ill.) 3:10.66 Jon Caron, Randal Ellison,
Jon Howard, Dan Benton
4×800 UW-Stevens Point 7:38.13 David Litsheim, Jon Trzebiatowski,
Alex Steiner, Dan Sullivan
SMR UW-Stevens Point 3:25.60 Zach Scott-Keyser, Babatunde Awosika,
Joshua Schwinn, David Litsheim
DMR UW-La Crosse 10:06.46 Jacob Peterson, Aric Hoeschen,
Sean Royer, Tyler Heinz
SHR UW-La Crosse 1:02.25 Joe DeRosier, Pat Bryan,
Adam Nichols, Scott Spexarth
4×100 Methodist 46.16 Ashlynn Chavis, Ruby Blackwell,
Marlena Rodriquez, Adrienne Crutchfield
4×200 Shorter 1:39.16 Brittany Sewell, Ashlie Stewartson,
Vanderlyn Watts, Lakeisha Spikes
4×400 Wartburg 3:40.41 Faith Burt, Skye Morrison,
Kendra Kregel, Nevada Morrison
4×800 Indiana Wesleyan 9:11.50 Kayla Ewert, Angi Wolgemuth,
Cassidy Wagner, Amanda Johnson
SMR Coe 3:58.27 Stefani Wright, Alisa Denny,
Hanah Breitbach, Keelie Finnel
DMR UW-Stevens Point 11:48.33 Sarah Glunn, Chelsea Czarnecki,
Tia Nowak, Claire Roberts
SHR Rowan 1:00.40 Jamie Thompson, Jacqueline Nisbett,
Tiffany Chamberlain, Jessica Carlson


Accusplit has been the leader in the professional stopwatch and timing industry since 1972 with its invention of the first digital stopwatch. The company’s name is based on the stopwatch’s function of “accurately splitting” the time.

Widely recognized as the professional sports timing brand in the United States, Accusplit has worked with elite athletes, such as Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith and Olympians Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Dan O’Brien and Ed Burke. The Northern California-based company was the Official Supplier to the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members encompassing 94% of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.