Jones Wins 2nd At
Amara Jones placed second in the women’s 400m race for Savannah State at the Georgia Invitational Track Meet in Athens on May 9. Amber Hughes was 4th in the triple jump, Mekela Martin was 6th in the 400m, Hughes was 7th in the long jump and Jones was 10th in the 200m race. For the SSU men, Chris Blount placed 3rd in the triple jump, Shawn Sovnenir was 5th in the triple jump, Vernon Williams was 5th in the 400m, Marcus Stallworth was 6th in the 400m hurdles and 7th in the 110m hurdles, Blount was 9th in the long jump, Eric Plump was 9th in the 200m and Rubin Isreal- McBee was 10th in the 1500m race. SSU assistant track coach Rephel Martin was 2nd in the men’s long jump.
Allegretti Pitches One-
Michael Allegretti pitched a one-hitter as Savannah State defeated Albany State 8-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Tiger Field on May 8. Allegretti struck out four and walked one in the victory. At the plate, Darien Campbell and Julius Green drove in two runs each while Tristan Smith and Dexter Kelley scored twice. In the second game, SSU (24-25) scored twice in the first inning but the Rams scored four times in the sixth to earn a 4-2 win. Kelley had three hits for the Tigers while Smith and Brett Pointer collected two each.
SSU Golfers Finish 7th
The Savannah State men’s golf team finished in 7th place at the PGA Minority College Golf Championship in Port St. Lucie, FL May 8-10. SSU had a team score of 907 and were led by Tripp Walker who shot a 223 and Corey Brown’s 224.Other SSU golfers were Riley Baxter (228), Jamie Montgomery (239) and Ricky Williams (243). Vonetta Epps finished 13th in the women’s competition with a 287.
SSU Athletes Earn
Nineteen former Savannah State student-athletes received college degrees during commencement exercises at Tiger Arena on May 8. Receiving graduate degrees were LaTeisha Barnett (women’s basketball), Jon Lattimore (football) and Tracey Modeste (women’s tennis). Earning undergraduate degrees were Victoria Burch (women’s track), O’Bryan Clemons (men’s track), Bernard Coleman (football/track), Dalisha Crowder (women’s track), Shmika Jones (women’s basketball), Chris Linton (men’s basketball), Rondrick Parker (men’s track), Amber West (women’s basketball), Joshua Marshall (football), Brandon Emerson (men’s basketball), Para Malden (women’s tennis), Tristan Smith (baseball), Kiana Smith (women’s basketball), CaLisha Crowder (women’s track), Shamice James (women’s basketball) and Robert Ramsdale (baseball).