Dill plays big part in Falcons’ triumph
Donna Raynor, the Bermuda National Athletics Association president, has hailed Shaquille Dill’s superb display at the CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Saint Augustine University runner bagged three gold medals and led an impressive fightback that swept the Falcons to a share of overall men’s honours with Virginia State University last week.
Not only did Dill’s exploits help to extend the Falcons conference title streak to 21, it also earned him the CIAA men’s MVP award.
Raynor said: “As always I am very proud of Shaquille. He continues to perform well at the championships.
“St Augustine has won several times and I’m proud to say that Shaquille has been a member of the winning team for a number of years. I hope he carries this into his outdoor season and would like to see him run a PB in the 800 as he definitely has the ability.”
Dill claimed his first gold medal at the CIAA Indoor Championships after winning the 800 metres, his signature event, in 1min 53.21sec. He was also first across the line in the mile race, which he won in 4:28.44, before earning a third gold with Falcons’ 4x400 relay team.
Saint Augustine University pulled off a superb double at last week’s CIAA Indoor Championships, as the Lady Falcons also rallied from a deficit to secure a third women’s conference title in six years.
Dill, the defending Division II 800 champion, helped the Falcons to their fifth straight NCAA Division II outdoor Track and Field Championship as a member of the title-winning 4x400 metres relay team last year.
The SAU programme has won 39 NCAA championships under legendary head coach George Williams, who has won the most NCAA track and field championships regardless of division.
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