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Lincoln University, PA

RESOLUTION 217
September 17, 2005


RECOGNITION OF THE LINCOLN UNIVERSITY                                                                    RES217_091705
TRACK TEAMS

WHEREAS, The Lincoln University men’s Track and Field Team, with a 1st place finish at the 2005 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championship competition, again demonstrated the national caliber prowess of its track and field program; and

WHEREAS, The Lincoln University men have captured seven NCAA Division III outdoor championships (1985, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2005) and five indoor national titles (1990, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000); and

WHEREAS, In addition to the championships, the Lincoln men have also finished as national runner-ups 11 times (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2003); and

WHEREAS, Lincoln University women have won three outdoor national championships (1993, 1999 and 2000) and captured one indoor title (1993); and

WHEREAS, NCAA Division III records are currently held by Lincoln University student-athletes in three championship events; and

WHEREAS
, Lincoln men have won 52 individual outdoor championships, which is the most in Division III history; and

WHEREAS, During the past 20 years Lincoln University student-athletes have captured 116 individual national titles in both indoor and outdoor championship competitions; and

WHEREAS, A Lincoln University female student-athlete holds nine individual NCAA Division III championships—an NCAA record for all divisions, covering both indoor and outdoor track and field; and

WHEREAS, A Lincoln University male student-athlete participated in the 1992 and the 1996 Olympic games and also won the 1995 World Championship in the 800-meter run; and

WHEREAS, Head Coach Cyrus Jones has achieved significant milestones including National Coach of the Year five times, served as honorary official during the 2002 Penn Relays and was recently selected as one of the top 100 sports figures in the Philadelphia region of the past 100 years by the Philadelphia Tribune; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Lincoln University Board of Trustees salutes the efforts and achievements of the coaches, staff members and most importantly, the student-athletes of the men’s and women’s Track and Field Teams who have contributed so much to Lincoln University’s track and field athletic program and to the institution as a whole.



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