Men's Track and Field

Men's Knights Team Roster

  • Rasheed Cunningham

      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: Hanover, Jamaica
  • Rodrick Owen

      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Sanj Powell

      Class: Sophomore
      Hometown: Manchester, Jamaica
  • Alex Saunders

      Class: Sophomore
      Hometown: Westmoreland, Jamaica
  • Brian Smith

      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: Clarendon, Jamaica
  • Chad Thomas -- Captain

      Class: Junior
      Hometown: Manchester, Jamaica

  • Chadwayne Vidal

      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: Hanover, Jamaica



    Head Coach: Yhann Plummer

    Experience: Third Season
    Alma Mater: SUNO

    • Yhann Plummer brings world-class experience to the Southern University at New Orleans Track &Field/Cross Country programs. Coaching in the shadow of a program that has produced 7 national championships throughout its history, he is responsible for a men’s team which has placed in the top 15 in two consecutive NAIA national indoor championships as well as the top 15 of the 2009 NAIA outdoor championships.

      Plummer is a native of Kingston, Jamaica, and has represented his country in competition. In March of 2008, he competed in the IAAF World Indoor Championships where he ran 6.65 seconds in the 60 meters. So formidable is his speed that he ran on the same relay team as world record holder Usain Bolt. Plummer also made name for himself on the national level as an All-American at SUNO.

      Plummer graduated from SUNO with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Management Information Systems.






    NAIA NATIONAL

    1998 | Outdoor Runners-Up

    TRACK & FIELD OLYMPIANS

    Julius Achon, Uganda
    1996 | 1500 meter run
    2000 | 1500 meter run

    Michael Blackwood, Jamaica
    2000 | Bronze Medal, 4 x 400 meter relay

    Christopher Brown, Bahamas
    2000 | 400 meter dash, 4 x 400 meter relay
    2004 | 400 meter dash, 4 x 400 meter relay
    2008 | Silver Medal, 400 meter dash, 4 x 400 meter relay

    Maurice Wignall, Jamaica
    2008 | Gold Medal, 110 meter hurdles

    NATIONAL HONORS

    1974 | NCAA Division III Outdoor, 2nd Place
    1975 | NCAA Division III Outdoor, 1st Place
    1976 | NCAA Division III Outdoor, 1st Place
    1977 | NCAA Division III Outdoor, 1st Place
    1980 | NCAA Division III Outdoor, 3rd Place
    1982 | NCAA Division III Outdoor, 3rd Place
    1998 | NAIA Outdoor, 2nd Place

    GCAC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

    1988, 1989

    COACHES

    Lagabe Williams
    Dr. Artis Davenport
    Yhann Plummer

    NAIA COACH OF THE YEAR

    1995 | Outdoor, Dr. Artis Davenport (Men & Women)
    2005 | Outdoor (Regional), Stephanie Minto
    2009 | Indoor (Regional), Yhann Plummer

    NAIA OUTDOOR HERBERT B. MARETT - OUTSTANDING PERFORMER

    1995 | Julius Achon

    NAIA OUTDOOR SCHOLAR ATHLETE

    1998 | Ralston Haley

    ALL-CONFERENCE

    Cross Country
    2010 | Norbert Miller  2014 | Alex Saunders

    OUTDOOR - NCAA DIVISION III

    440 Yard Relay Team
    1974 | Ronald Bethune, Joe Franklin, Herman Verdin
    1975 | Joe Franklin, Leon Smothers, Herman Verdin

    Mile Relay Team
    1974 | Ronald Bethune, Joe Franklin, Herman Verdin
    1975 | Joe Franklin, Leon Smothers, Herman Verdin

    4×100 Relay Team
    1976 | Joe Franklin, Freddie Henry, Clyde Rice, Herman Verdin
    1977 | Joe Franklin, Lloyd Langford, Clyde Rice, Gerald Robinson
    1978 | Lloyd Langford
    1979 | Delwin Davis, Ken Davis, Alvin Douglas, Steve Duronsclet, Ken Thibodeaux
    1980 | Delwin Davis, Ken Davis, Michael Woods
    1981 | Joseph Adams, James Craig, Delwin Davis, Ken Davis, Michael Woods
    1982 | Joseph Adams, Delwin Davis, Ken Davis, Keith Nunnery, Purnell Williams, Michael Woods
    1983 | Joe Adams, Archie Aples, Michael Woods
    1984 | Derek Galatas, Alonzo Ruffin
    1985 | Ronald Fallen, Alonzo Ruffin

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