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.
Mardy Scales also garnered Co-Coach of the Year accolades after the Phoenix finished third in the team standings behind the University of the Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson.
Shimukowa won the 400 in 48.41, almost a second in front of teammate Ishmael Arnold’s time of 49.30. He also outpaced Campbellsville University’s Sam Kiser by more than a second (1:55.69 to 1:56.82) in taking first in the 800 as well.
The Lusaka, Zambia, native teamed with Shamar Salmon, Will Marsh and Arnold for second place in the 4x400 in 3:22.39.
Cornelius Kipschumba finished third in the 5000-meters in 15:33.34 and Nate Mihnovich was seventh in the event in 16:00.94. Eric Sparks and Jerry Rojas finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the mile run with times of 4:48.23 and 4:49.06. Salmon was third in the 600-meters in 1:23.59, Shimukowa placed fifth in 1:25.07 and Marsh came in seventh in 1:25.81.
Tyler Williams finished third in the 60-meters in 7.02 and was fourth in the 200-meters in 22.15 while Salmon finished fifth in the 800 in 2:00.94 and Rico Briscoe placed eighth in the 400 in 52.93. The distance medley relay of Mihnovich, Travon Wimley, Carlos Angeles-Solis and Kipchumba finished fourth in 11:07.57.
In the field events, Bumnene Ndebele placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 47-feet, 5-inches and Cornelius Ross II was fourth in the event (46-4). Camryn Jacobs finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 21-feet, 3-inches and Ndebele was seventh (20-7). Dylon Dishman finished third in the high jump, clearing 6-foot-1, and Arnold was sixth (5-11).
Caleb Staten placed fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 44-feet, 11-inches and Josiah Scott was sixth (44-1) while Staten finished finished in the shot put with a mark of 43-feet. Dishman also cleared 10-feet in the pole vault for fifth place.