Shimukowa, Ndebele earn All-America accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Charles Shimukowa and Bumnene Ndebele earned All-America honors based on their performances at the recently completed NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Brookings, S.D. The duo becomes the first All-Americans in the three-year history of the program.


Shimukowa claims national championship in 800-meters

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Charles Shimukowa won the national championship in the 800-meters and Bumnene Ndebele finished sixth in the triple jump Saturday at the 54th Annual NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Brookings, S.D.


Shimukowa reaches 800-meter finals at NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Charles Shimukowa qualified for the finals in the 800-meters but failed to advance in the 400-meters while Tyler Williams did not make the finals in the 60-meters Friday at the 54th Annual NAIA Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships in Brookings, S.D.


Four trackstars earn bids to national championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland men’s track and field team members – Bumnene Ndebele, Charlies Shimukowa, Cornelius Ross III and Tyler Williams – qualified for the 54th Annual NAIA Championships set for February 28-March 2 in Brookings, S.D.


Shimukowa named First Team All-MSC in two events

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Charles Shimukowa garnered First Team All-Mid-South Conference accolades in two events and Ishmael Arnold and Bumnene Ndebele along with the men’s 4x400-meter relay team earned Second Team honors during last week’s league championships in Birmingham, Ala.


Shimukowa earns Athlete of Year, Scales votes Coach of Year for CU men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Charles Shimukowa won the 400 and 800-meters and was part of the second-place 4x400-meter relay, earning Athlete of the Year honors and helping Cumberland to a third-place showing in the Mid-South Conference Men’s Indoor Track Championships on Monday in Birmingham, Ala.


Ndebele wins triple jump at Middle Tennessee Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bumnene Ndebele won the triple jump, Shemar Salmon placed third in the 800-meters and Kalea Barnett finished fourth in the shot put and weight throw for Cumberland track and field Saturday at the Middle Tennessee Invitational in Murfreesboro, Tenn.


Shimukowa wins 800; Ndubele, Barnett place third at Emory Invite

LEBANON, Tenn. – Charles Shimukowa won the 800-meters, Bumnene Ndebele placed third in the triple jump and Kalea Barnett finished third in the shot put, leading the Cumberland track and field teams Sunday in the Emory Crossplex Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.


Shimukowa garners MSC Track Athlete of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Charles Shimukowa earned Mid-South Conference Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honors on Monday after winning the 400 and 800-meters over the weekend at the ETSU Invitational.