Livingstone College Livingstone College - The Holistic Learning Environment Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:52:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blue Bears Give Best at JCSU Invitational Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:59:29 +0000 By Bianca Warren
Sports Information Director

The Livingstone men and women track and field teams traveled to the 2014 JCSU Invitational hosted by Johnson C. Smith University and had some very strong performances in the last regular season meet.

The weekend was led off by the Javelin throw on Friday evening where Freshman Daniel King was able to notch a 5th place finish with a throw of 42.23 meters, just off his best of 42.43. Sophomore Ronald Harris was also able to place in the top 10 with a season’s best 38.26 meters placing him 9th.

On Saturday, the sprinters had the most success with Freshman Tollis Johnson running 11.02 to qualify for the finals then running 10.99 to tab a 7th place finish in the 100 meter dash. Freshman Dajon Wise was able to drop his season’s best time by .14 seconds running 11.19 to place 13th respectively. In the 200 meters Senior Justin Avery was able to get the event win with a time of 21.77 seconds. Freshman William Tatum reached a new plateau by breaking the 50 second mark for the first time in his collegiate career running 49.95 in the 400 meters to finish 13th overall. In the sprint hurdles Sophomore Otis Tisdale notched two season’s bests running 15.02 in the preliminary round and 14.73 in the finals to finish as the first collegiate athlete but 2nd overall over 110 meters of hurdles.

At the longer distance, Sophomore Antonio Washington reached a collegiate best in the 800 meters running 1:57.59 to finish 4th overall. The relay events were able to match success with the 400 meter relay team of Wise, Avery, Johnson, and Tisdale carrying the baton successfully around the track for a second place finish at 42.03 seconds. The 1600 meter relay team of Tisdale, Avery, Washington, and Tatum crossed the finish line in 3rd with a season’s best time of 3:22.29.

In other throwing events Freshmen Garland Archie and Vance Griffin finished 3rd and 7th respectively making marks of 14.20 meters and 13.05 meters. Archie also matched success in the discus with a 6th place finish with a throw of 41.61.

Not to be outdone over the weekend Senior woman Miracle Wigfall threw a personal best of 27.56 meters in the javelin to finish 7th. Freshman Ebony Moore finished in 9th with a throw of 24.95 meters.
The two were also able to throw personal bests in their primary events. Moore saw a personal best of 12.26 meters in the shot put to finish 2nd in the events while Wigfall also finished 2nd in the discus throwing 34.98 meters.

Junior 400 meter National Champion Quanera Hayes looks to match her 2013 performance by solidifying her as the Division II nation’s best with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 52.49 in the 400 meters. She was also an event winner in the 200 meter dash running 23.73 seconds.

Senior Annakay Edwards was a second place finisher in the 1500 meter run in a time of 5:12.36

The Blue Bears will have a short week of practice and plan to match their success at the CIAA Outdoor Championships at Virginia State University on April 18-19th.

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Tonya Stewart, scholarship recipient Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:30:08 +0000

Tonya Stewart, a junior Computer Information Systems major, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders scholarship. Ms. Stewart will represent Livingstone College at the conference which will be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MA. The conference has been connecting future leaders since 1985. It is a two-day conference, held in June, that provides a transformative experience for the next generation of leaders.

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Students accepted into Davidson College Research Initiative Summer Program Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:37:48 +0000

Three students have been accepted into the Davidson College Research Initiative Summer Program thanks to the assistance of the Student Support Services staff. Raymond Wiggins (junior), Eric Alston (senior), and Alicia Bunn (sophomore) will be participating in a wide range of opportunities for collaborative research and in-depth study between students and faculty. The Davidson Research Initiative (DRI) will push the students to exponentially raise their level of understanding and expertise in a topic of study, expand their depth of knowledge beyond the classroom and enable them to develop critical skills that provide a clear advantage when applying for jobs or graduate school. This program will be held for 10 weeks on Davidson’s campus with a collaborative community of researchers representing the entire academic spectrum of disciplines, including science, mathematics, social science, humanities, and the arts. The DRI is a paid research opportunity and the students will be housed on campus.

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Livingstone student selected to participate in Disney intern program Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:45:37 +0000

Kevin M. Pettice won’t attend classes at Livingstone College in the fall. But the junior hospitality management major from Charlotte will be learning nonetheless.

Pettice has been selected to participate in The Walt Disney World College Program, an internship that will look good on his resume and eventually help him land a job.

“The program selects approximately 4,000 students per semester from colleges and community colleges throughout the United States,” said Kent Phillips, educator relations specialist for Disney Worldwide Services. “It’s a work-integrated learning experience offering students the opportunity to live, learn and earn at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando.

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Bone Marrow Registration! Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:49:35 +0000 Livingstone College family, please stop by New Trent Gym on Wednesday, April 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to join the national bone marrow registry. It takes seconds, literally, for the swab testing, and your bone marrow could one day help save a life.

Free pizza will be provided!

For more information, please contact Dorian Edwards, national student representative for Project Life, at (252) 268-7027.

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Blue Bears Battle Rain at WSSU Invitational Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:57:26 +0000 By Bianca Warren
Sports Information Director

The Livingstone track & field teams traveled to Winston-Salem State University to compete in the second annual invitation and not only fought against other athletes but on and off periods of rain.
The men were able to come away from the weekend with four event wins. William Tatum was the 400 meter winner running a season’s best 52.72. Tollis Johnson was able to get the win in the long jump with a mark of 6.48 meters. The men’s 4×100 relay team of Dajon Wise, Otis Tisdale, Tollis Johnson, and Justin Avery ran a time of 42.96 to capture the event win. The last win of the day came from the mile relay team comprised of Justin Avery, Otis Tisdale, Antonio Washington, and William Tatum running a time of 3:32.01.

On the women’s side the Lady Blue Bears picked up three event wins from Quanera Hayes in the 100 meter dash running 12.23, Ebony Moore in shot put with a throw of 11.08 meters and Miracle Wigfall in the discus throwing 29.30 meters for the win.

Also faring well for the women was AnnaKay Edwards who placed second in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:16.74 as well as the women’s 4×400 relay team of Quanera Hayes, Latifah Smalls, Annakay Edwards and Sherri Samson who fell to Winston-Salem State on the final leg running a season’s best 4:07.60.

The Blue Bears will travel south to Spartanburg High School to compete in the Terrier Relays hosted by Wofford College on April 5th.

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Meka Harrell to be featured in Speaking of Everything Magazine in April Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:40:46 +0000 One of our own is doing good and being recognized for it. Be sure to follow @sofe_mag on Twitter. Meka is the #April #ItGirl. You can also sign up for their newsletter and updates to read her story #Support #femaleempowerment here: Speaking of Everything Mag

Meka is a young alum and has recently accepted the challenge of leading our W-S Chapter Young Alumni Committee. You can keep up with her on her Pink Culture Truck Facebook Page, and Twitter.

Congratulations, Meka!

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Lady Blue Bears Pick Up Two Wins at CIAA Roundup Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:14:51 +0000 The Livingstone College softball team picked up two wins in the CIAA Roundup hosted by Shaw University this weekend. They swept The Lincoln University (PA) 20-0 in five innings while they held on 10-9 for a victory over Elizabeth City State University. Livingstone suffered losses to Chowan University, Virginia Union University and Virginia State University.

The Lady Blue Bears are now 5-4 overall.

The Lady Blue Bears were unmatched to the Lady Lions of Lincoln while they led off with nine unanswered runs. The Lady Lions pitcher also walked Livingstone 22 times. Livingstone pitcher Shantiqua Dowe allowed only one hit the entire contest.

Against Elizabeth City State both team played fairly the same with the game being tied in the fourth inning at 4-4. The fifth inning is where the game became intense. Two errors on Livingstone’s behalf gave the Lady Vikings the momentum to score six runs compared to the Lady Blue Bears’ five runs. In the sixth inning, an error by the Vikings short stop allowed Dowe to advance to third base and in turn score the final run for their second win of the weekend.

The Lady Blue Bears were swept 35-1 against Chowan with Tiara Marshall scoring Livingstone’s sole point of the game. Virginia State left the Lady Blue Bears scoreless 12-0 while their final loss of the match came against Virginia Union 5-4.

Livingstone will return to action on March 25, as they host Morris College in a doubleheader competition. Game times are 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The game will be held at the Jaycee Optimist Sports Complex, 1113 Martin Luther King Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144.

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Blue Bears Outlast Voorhees Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:25:53 +0000 By Bianca Warren
Sports Information Director

Blue Bears Outlast Voorhees 16-15

The Livingstone College softball team defeated Voorhees College 16-15 in their single game on Wednesday. The Blue Bears improve to 3-1 overall on the season.

Livingstone scored 16 runs on 18 hits. Offensively the Blue Bears had a great day. The Blue Bears six straight runs in the first inning gave them the momentum to win the game. Tanquaria Everett and LaPria Saunders recorded three hits apiece. Iman Isom recorded four hits; including three singles and one double.

Lareecia Swiney was unmatched to Voorhees defense. She finished the game with eight stolen bases.

Voorhees trailed Livingstone the entire game, but it wasn’t until the sixth inning where they made a run to pull within one point.
Livingstone, determined to win, managed to get Voorhees’ last player at bat out to stop them with their bases loaded.

The Blue Bears return to action this weekend as they compete in the CIAA Roundup held in Raleigh, NC, hosted by Shaw University.

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Blue Bears Fall to East Stroudsburg 99-98 in NCAA Regional Tournament Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:57:14 +0000 By: Bianca Warren
Sports Information Director

The Livingstone College men’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 99-98 loss to the No. 1 East Stroudsburg University, in the first round of the NCAA Regional Tournament.

The Blue Bears are now 0-2 in NCAA tournament play.

“Our players were resilient the entire game against ESU,” said Head Coach James Stinson.

The Blue Bears had four players to score double figures in the high scoring, fast paced game.
By the first media timeout the lead changed twice with ESU hitting some big three pointers. The Blue Bears defense stayed consistent allowing them to score off of ESU turnovers. LC gained the lead 13-11 with 15:40 on the clock in the first half.

Out of the first media timeout ESU scored two baskets to regain the lead 15-13. Around the 13:35 minute mark, Eric Dubose’s steal and layup tied the game. Daresse Johnson’s block on the opposite end gave the Blue Bears the possession. ESU scored another quick bucket, but Emarri Bailey answered with a layup down the lane. Bailey scored back-to-back baskets to tie the game 19-19 by the second media timeout. Bailey returned from the media timeout and backed his opponent down for a hook shot and the lead 21-19.

Jody Hill toted the ball down the court for a contested three pointer to extend the lead 24-19 with 9:27 left in the first half. ESU cut their deficit to three points after a made three pointer around the eight minute mark. ESU fouled Mark Thomas out of the media timeout. Hill scored a basket at the 6:32 minute mark for the lead at 30-28.

LC called a timeout with 4:38 left in the first half after ESU regained the lead with a made three pointer, 33-32.ESU went on a 6-0 run for the lead 36-32 before the final media timeout of the half was called. After the final media timeout of the half, both teams went on a scoring battle. With 30 seconds left to play in the first half, the Blue Bears trailed by one possession. ESU scored a trey off an LC turnover. Mark Thomas cut the deficit to two points after converting a three-point play. At the half ESU led 48-46.

ESU jumped out on the Blue Bears in the second half. They went on a 23-11 run, including five, three-pointers before the first media timeout in the second half could be called to maintain a 62-54 lead over LC.

“We didn’t flinch once whenever we were down,” said Stinson.

By the 11:11 minute mark, Hill scored 10 of the Blue Bears 12 points. Eric Dubose cut the game to a two possession game after he was fouled behind the three point line. With a little over 9:30 left in the game, ESU maintained a balanced scoring pattern, but Mark Thomas hit a trey and followed with a layup to tie the game 83-83, with seven minutes to play. The Blue Bears came back after trailing by 13 points.

Coming off the last media timeout LC trailed 92-87. ESU went on a 7-2 run with 2:48 left to play in the game. Mark Thomas hit a triple to cut the deficit to just seven points at 99-92 with 2:05 left to play. Thomas was fouled behind the three and hit all three shots. He followed with a three pointer to trail by one point with 8.8 seconds left in the game. Thomas who hit the Blue Bears last nine points had one last attempt for the victory but what should’ve been a foul was overturned by the buzzard.

Thomas finished the game with a game high 36 points. Hill paced the game with 29 points, including five, three pointers. Dubose and Bailey added 10 points apiece to the score. Bailey snatched eight rebounds while Mayo grabbed a team high 10 rebounds.

The Blue Bears shot 44.9 percent from the field (35-78) and 78.3 percent from the free throw line.

Livingstone concluded their 2013-14 season 21-8 overall.

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