2013-14 News

  • Women’s 4x400 Meter Relay Team Earns Indoor All-American Honors
    March 18, 2014
    NEW ORLEANS – Four Firebirds earned All-American Honors by finishing among the top eight teams in the 4x400 Meter event at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships. The USTFCCCA announced the list of All-American student-athletes today, March 18th.
  • Firebirds 4x400M Relay Team Places 6th at NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championship; Earns All-American Honors
    March 14, 2014
    WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Senior Kaydian Jones took 14th place out of 17 competitors with a time of 25.06 in the 200M Dash Event Prelim at the NCAA Division II Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships at JDL Fast Track on Friday, March 14th.
  • Watch the Firebirds at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday
    March 14, 2014
    WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Fans can watch live as representatives of the University of the District of Columbia Women’s Indoor Track & Field squad compete in the 2014 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships this afternoon and tomorrow evening.
  • Five Firebirds Selected for All-Region Honors
    March 05, 2014
    NEW ORLEANS – The University of the District of Columbia Women’s Track and Field team received more accolades today as the All-Region athletes were announced by the USTFCCCA. Five Firebirds were honored in the East Region for their outstanding performances during the 2013-2014 Division II Indoor Track and Field season. Only the top-five individuals in each event, and top-three relay teams are given this honor per region.
  • Kaydian Jones, Firebirds 4x400M Relay Team Announced Division II Indoor Track & Field Championship Participants
    March 04, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS – Senior Kaydian Jones and the Firebirds’ 4x400M Relay Team consisting of Jones, Jerily Benjamin, Marlena Wright and Simone Grant have been selected to participate in the 2014 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships in Winston-Salem, NC at JDL Fast Track. Jones qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic and provisional standards established for the 200M event and helped the 4x400M relay team do likewise.
  • Women's Track and Field Partners with Martha's Table Charity
    March 04, 2014
    WASHINGTON, DC – Fresh off of their second straight East Coast Conference Championship, the University of the District of Columbia’s Women’s Track and Field team had a weight lifting day on February 28th. Instead of barbells and weight plates, it was pounds of chicken, broccoli, fruits, cereals and other foods, as they partnered with Martha’s Table to distribute to local families in need. Martha’s Table is a charity organization that provides education, food, and opportunities to families in the DC area.
  • Firebirds Make Most of Last Chance Meet at George Mason
    March 02, 2014
    FAIRFAX, VA - With NCAA berths on the line, the Firebirds continued to soar with more season-best performances at the Last Chance Meet at George Mason University on Sunday, March 2nd.
  • Kaydian Jones Named Co-Outstanding Athlete at ECC Championship; Alton Mckenzie Earns 2nd Straight Coach of the Year
    February 27, 2014
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The accolades and recognition for the East Coast Conference champion University of the District of Columbia Firebirds continue to build as senior Kaydian Jones was named Co-Outstanding Athlete for the ECC Championship Meet and head coach Alton Mckenzie earned his second consecutive East Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors.
  • Firebirds Repeat as ECC Indoor Track & Field Champions
    February 22, 2014
    SOUTH HUNTINGTON, NY - For the second consecutive year, the University of the District of Columbia Women's Indoor Track & Field team was crowned the East Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field champions as the Firebirds topped the five other eligible competing schools with 138 points.
  • Firebirds Look to Repeat as East Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Champions Saturday
    February 20, 2014
    SOUTH HUNTINGTON, NY – The University of the District of Columbia Women’s Indoor Track & Field squad will attempt to repeat as East Coast Conference champions in the second annual ECC Indoor Track & Field Championship event at St. Anthony’s High School on Saturday, February 22nd.
  • Firebirds Climbing East Regional Standings Thanks to Highly Ranked Performers
    February 05, 2014
    NEW ORLEANS – As the Indoor Track and Field season reaches its climax, the Firebirds boast seven regionally ranked times and performances. The team is in 8th place in the NCAA Division II East Region according to the latest USTFCCA poll. Consistent improvement has helped the Firebirds crack the top-10, even though the team does not compete in a handful of events.
  • Kaydian Jones Earns Third ECC Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week Honor
    February 03, 2014
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – For the third time this season senior Kaydian Jones of the University of the District of Columbia women’s indoor track and field team was named the East Coast Conference Track Athlete of the Week.
  • Firebirds Continue to Soar at Patriot Games
    February 01, 2014
    FAIRFAX, VA - With yet another great set of performances, the University of the District of Columbia women’s indoor track and field team started February on a high note at the Patriot Games hosted by George Mason University.
  • Kaydian Jones Earns East Coast Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week
    January 27, 2014
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – Senior Kaydian Jones of the University of the District of Columbia Women's Indoor Track & Field team has earned the East Coast Conference Track Athlete of the Week for her performance in Princeton’s Tiger Open that was held this past Saturday. Also, sophomore Jerily Benjamin made the honor roll.
  • Firebirds Heating Up at the Tiger Invitational
    January 25, 2014
    While the weather was cold and snowy outside, the Firebirds were heating up the track and field this past Saturday, the 25th. The team was competing in Jadwin Gymnasium at Princeton’s Tiger Open.
  • Firebirds Stride into the Heart of the Season at Terrapin Invitational
    January 18, 2014
    LANDOVER, MD – The Firebirds were back in action close to home on Saturday, January 18th. The team competed at the Terrapin Invitational against a myriad of excellent track and field programs including Maryland and Navy. Coach Alton Mckenzie had the Firebirds in the mindset of seeking continued improvement, and many athletes met that objective.
  • Creary, Jones and Grant Earn USTFCCCA Pre-Season National Rankings in Indoor Track Events
    January 14, 2014
    NEW ORLEANS – Shauna-Kay Creary, Kaydian Jones and Simone Grant have all earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) Pre-Season national rankings across multiple events it was announced this afternoon.
  • Kaydian Jones Earns East Coast Conference Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
    January 13, 2014
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – Senior Kaydian Jones of the University of the District of Columbia Women’s Indoor Track & Field team has earned the East Coast Conference Track Athlete of the Week for her performance in Saturday’s Father Diamond Invitational.
  • Firebirds Shine at George Mason Father Diamond Invitational
    January 11, 2014
    FAIRFAX, VA – For the first time in five weeks, the Firebirds were back in competition. This past Saturday, January 11th, the indoor track and field team took on stiff competition at the Father Diamond Invitational. The Firebirds have only competed in two meets so far in this young season, yet the athletes have posted some impressive times and numbers.
  • University of the District of Columbia Picked as ECC Women's Indoor Track & Field Favorite
    December 19, 2013
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The St. Thomas Aquinas College men and University of the District of Columbia women's indoor track and field teams have been named the preseason favorites as voted upon by the league’s coaches. Senior George Erazo (North Babylon, N.Y.) from St. Thomas Aquinas and sophomore Tiffany Okieme (Bronx, N.Y.) from Georgian Court University were named the ECC Preseason Athlete of the Year for their respective gender.
  • Firebirds Open Season With Great Performances at CNU Holiday Open
    December 07, 2013
    NEWPORT NEWS, VA - The University of the District of Columbia Women’s Indoor Track & Field team appears to have found its stride early with several strong performances at the Christopher Newport University Holiday Open. The meet commenced on Saturday, December 7th, and set the tone for the Women’s indoor season.
  • Firebirds Look to Continue to Soar in 2013-14 Indoor Track & Field Season
    December 06, 2013
    Having had tremendous success in 2012-13 during the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons, the Firebirds’ goal in 2013-14 is simple, yet extremely challenging – get even better.