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Published: Aug 24, 2011 02:00 AM
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Road signs to showcase Knightdale High as track champs
Town to recognize Knightdale High track state champs

Knightdale's Mar-Keo Jones is among the area's best sprinters.
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Knightdale's Mar-Keo Jones, center, and teammate Ellis Burkheart Jr., right, compete in the 55-meter dash finals.
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Knightdale's Mar-Keo Jones runs in the 4x400 meter relay during the NCHSAA 4A State Championship.
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BY PAUL A. SPECHT, staff writer
KNIGHTDALE - Anyone driving to Knightdale will soon know it as a title town.
Town Hall has approved plans to erect two signs on the east and west ends of Knightdale Boulevard to showcase Knightdale High school's 2011 championships in indoor and outdoor track and field.

The signs will read:

"Welcome to Knightdale, home of the Knightdale High School Knights; 2011 Track and Field State Champions."

The sign will be placed within the next two months and will stay posted for three years, as per N.C. Department of Transportation regulations.

"This vote (to approve the championship sign) is one that you enjoy making," Councilman Mike Chalk said. "All those guys are good students, too, so it shows what kind of kids we've got ... and its important to recognize them."

The Knights won a state title in indoor track during the winter season, and followed up in May by winning the outdoor track state 4-A championship in Greensboro.

Burkheart Ellis Jr. also won an individual state championship in the 400 meter.

The state titles were the first in the new Knightdale High School's history.

"I'm overjoyed, speechless ... the success has been a long time coming," David Castell, Knightdale's track coach, said. "I think the championship brings a sense of pride to the community."

And Castell's team hasn't slowed down, adding to its trophy case last month. Knightdale in July won a national team championship at the New Balance Nationals.

"We should have a great shot at repeating in state's," Castell said. "We're looking to run the table again next year."
Posted by on 11-08-2011

4A State Champion

to showcase Knightdale High as track champs
Town to recognize Knightdale High track state champs

Knightdale's Mar-Keo Jones is among the area's best sprinters.
TAKAAKI IWABU - tiwabu@newsobserver.com
Buy Photo

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Knightdale's Mar-Keo Jones, center, and teammate Ellis Burkheart Jr., right, compete in the 55-meter dash finals.
Photo by Michael McLoone

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Knightdale's Mar-Keo Jones runs in the 4x400 meter relay during the NCHSAA 4A State Championship.
Photo by Michael McLoone

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Posted by on 11-08-2011

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Ash Claims National Indoor Title in 60 Meter Hurdles; Named All-American
Ronnie Ash came away with new records, finishing atop the NCAA's best in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Indoor National Track & Field Championships



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Ash tops the nation in the 60m hurdles, setting school and facility records in the process.



March 14, 2009


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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - After fininishing near the top of the field in yesterday's preliminaries at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships, Ronnie Ash returned to take on the event finals on Saturday evening and claim his first national crown.

Ash finished the 60m hurdles in a personal best time of 7.63, coming in first at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium at Texas A&M University. His time also makes a new mark as a new school record for Bethune-Cookman, in addition to making a new facility record at Gilliam ITS. Ash is also Head Coach Garfield Ellenwood's first national champion at Bethune-Cookman.

Coach Ellenwood feels that this outcome is not only a sign of the outstanding potentional in Ash's future, but also of the direction of the program. "It is a blessing from the Lord that we have made these strides in such a short period of time," Ellenwood commented. "My staff and I are working diligently to make B-CU a force on the NCAA Division I level. I appreciate the support that teachers and support staff have given us. We feel this is just the beginning of a legacy for B-CU Track & Field!"

In addition to becoming the 2009 NCAA National Champion in the 60m hurdles, Ash was also named as an All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. This is the second time that he has been on the All-American list in his young career at the collegiate level.
Posted by on 04-11-2009

RONNIE ASH - DAYTONA NEWS-JOURNAL TOP 2008 STORIES

B-CU Hurdler and NCAA All-American Ronnie Ash Was Voted The Top Local Collegiate Sports Story in 2008.
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From ashes to Ash's ... Ronnie named All-America performer



Ronnie Ash finished third in the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Championships



June 14, 2008


Des Moines, Iowa - After finishing fourth in the semifinals on Friday evening, Bethune-Cookman University freshman track performer Ronnie Ash placed third overall on Saturday in the finals of the men's 100m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The event was shown live across the nation on CBS.

Ash turned in a season second-best personal performance on Saturday at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University--host site of the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. His time of 13.59 seconds was good enough for the freshman from Raleigh, N.C. to finish third overall in the finals.

The third place time was also good enough for Ash to collect All-America honors--finishing as the first freshman All-American in Bethune-Cookman University track & field recorded history. The last All-American performer for Bethune-Cookman University came back during the Indoor season in 2006 when Lewis Brown earned the status following an eighth place finish in the 2006 NCAA Championships in the triple jump.

"This is an enormous feat for Ronnie, as well as Bethune-Cookman University track & field program," expressed head coach Wildcats Garfield Ellenwood immediately following the race. "Ronnie performed very well this year as a freshman, and I just can't wait for him to get even better as a sophomore and beyond. He truly has great things coming to him in the future."

Ash's time of 13.59 was behind second place competitor Ty Akins (13.46) of Auburn and first place finisher Jason Richardson (13.40) from the University of South Carolina. Richardson had held the top time throughout the nation for the entire outdoor season.

Ash turned in his best time of the season back in the NCAA East Regional in Tallahassee, Fla. when he ran a 13.44 in the finals to finish second--behind Jason Richardson.

"This is a great feeling, and I really thank my coaching staff for all they've done to help me get to this point," expressed Ash. "I am very happy about getting third as a freshman, but at the same time I know what I need to work on in order to finish first next time. This is a great starting point, and I'm excited about my career at Bethune-Cookman."
Posted by Coach Castell on 12-01-2008

Ronnie Ash

7/20/08
Ash Earns Bronze Medal at NACAC Games in Mexico

Bethune-Cookman University track & fielder Ronnie Ash turned in a third-place finish over the weekend at the NACAC Under-23 Championships in Toluca, Mexico--becoming the first major medalist in B-CU history by earning the bronze.
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Posted by Coach Castell on 12-01-2008