BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan.13) - The Florida A&M Rattlers had some spectacular performances at the UAB Invite at the Birmingham Corssplax, but none more impressive than Shuaib Winters' obliteration of the field in the 5000m run. Winters came in at 15:09.94. Kennesaw State track star Ryan Burrus came in second...a full 30 seconds later. Burrus' time of 15:39.60 was good for second place behind Winters.
Steve Emere continued to dominate in the triple jump. Needing only two jumps in the finals and passing on the final three, Emere logged a leap of 51-11.75 to take top honors for the second week in a row. He outjumped the University of Mississippi's Jason Harper by 11 inches. Shelton Tarver would place 10th at 44-08.25.
Two-sport star Jeremy Tillman placed third in the 60m dash in a time of 6.84. Tillman was also a member of the Rattler football team.
As a team, the Rattlers took third place in the 4x400m relay in a time of 3:19.03 in the finals. The distance medley relay team finished fourth, just behind Mississippi State, at 10:26.79.
Derrick Morgan took fifth place in the 400m dash. His time of 49.46, edged Alabama State's Vincent Butler by merely .06 seconds.
In the 800m run, the Rattlers had three to lace in the top 10. Owolabi Deji placed fifth at 1:56.74. Lamere Buchanon finished seventh in 1:56.97. Degion Craddock finished at 1:58.36.
McDaniel Oliver took home a seventh place finish in the mile run. His time of 4:39.71, was just behind Georgia State's Julian Black.
Emere would double up his top 10 finishes with a fifth place finish in the 60m hurdles. He clipped the tape in 8.05 in the finals.
Willie Johnson finished ninth in the high jump at 6-02.75. Shelton Tarver took sixth in the long jump with a leap of 23-00.50. He was followed in seventh place by teammate Willie Johnson at 22-11.25.
The complete meet results are attached to the article.