February 14, 2003
University Runner Ranked First in Nation Among Division
III Colleges in 60-Meter Dash; Legendary Track Coach Cyrus
Jones Honored at New York Meet
University Track Coach and Athletic Director Cyrus Jones
(right) and sprinter Chazz Clemons have brought more national
attention to the Lions' track and field program.
University, PA (www.lincoln.edu) Chazz Clemons,
a member of Lincoln Universitys Indoor Track team,
earned the number one ranking in the nation among NCAA
Division III universities with his 6.77 second finish
time in the 60-meter dash at the Elite Track Meet on January
24 in New York. Clemons time also ranked him 10th
among all collegiate runners in the nation. Both rankings
make Clemons, a junior majoring in criminal justice, a
strong candidate for the 2004 U.S. Olympics.
during the meet, long-time Lincoln track coach and athletic
director, Cyrus Jones, was presented with a lifetime achievement
award for his many years of success and dedication in
the track and field community, particularly with the Lincoln
program. Since his arrival in 1985, Lincolns mens
and womens outdoor and indoor track and field teams
have won 15 NCAA Division III national championships.
Most recently, the mens and womens outdoor
track teams won Division III national titles in 2000 and
the mens indoor national championship in 2000.
was among 40 colleges and universities that participated
in the Elite Track Meet last month. Clemons, whose nickname
is Rock, also ranks 16th in the United States
in the 100 meter dash. Clemons is a product of Wilkinsburg
High School in Pittsburgh, Pa.
in 1854 as Americas first Historically Black University,
Lincoln University combines the best elements of a liberal
arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum
and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students
living in a highly technological and global society.
University is nationally recognized as a major producer
of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the
physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer
and information sciences; and biological and life sciences.
In addition, Lincoln is ranked first in Pennsylvania in
the same categories.
April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate
its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, with an array
of campus and external events, activities and announcements.
For more information about Lincoln, visit the University's
on the Website at www.lincoln.edu.