Atlanta GA- Paine College Freshman Baiesha Johnson has been selected as SIAC Female Track & Field, Field Athlete of the Year. Johnson has made her mark at Paine College this year. In addition to being a track and field athlete, she is also a member of the Lady Lions Cross Country team and the Lady Lions Basketball team.
Baiesha qualified for the honor by recording impressive marks in the long jump and high jump. Johnson had a mark of 5.96m in the long jump at the Winthrop Invitational along with a mark of 1.70m in the high jump at the Morehouse Relays, earning All-SIAC first team honors in both events.
Along with Johnson, teammate and sophomore Antionette McPhail garnered second team All- Conference for her performance in the high jump, for her mark of 1.61m at the Morehouse Relays.
Paine College Lady Lions also received All-Academic awards. Senior Jasmine VanExcel and Freshman Hint Denson were honored for 3.77 and 3.55 GPA’s respectively.
The Lady Lions and Lions are participating in 2011 SIAC Track and Field Championships, held in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of Morehouse College, April 14-16, 2011.
The 2011 men’s and women’s track & field championships will take place at Edwin Moses Track at B.T. Harvey Stadium on the campus of Morehouse College. This year’s track & field championships will feature live results, courtesy of The Perfect Timing Group, which will allow fans and media to view results as they are finalized. Events on Thursday and Friday will begin at 9 a.m. while events begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Live results for the championships can be viewed at http://www.ptgrouponline.com/Live/2011/SIAC/.
Pictured L-R: Baiesha Johnson, Antionette McPhail, Hint Denson, and Jasmine VanExcel