By Eden Godbee
Special to howard-bison.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The HBCU Championships saw HU victorious in a plethora of events. The championship, which also included North Carolina A&T and Florida A&M, was held in Burr Gymnasium on Feb. 7.
Howard's relay teams came out on top in the men's 200 yard medley relay with the first squad coming in at 1:40:20 and the second finishing in 1:57:49.
In the women's 1000 yard freestyle, junior Polo Edwards triumphed over Aasiya Townsell (NC A&T) with a time of 11:35:37. In the men's 1000 yard freestyle, sophomore Justin Morrison was unopposed and finished with a time of 12:49:97.
Senior Nzingha Murphy took first in the women's 200 yard freestyle in 2:04:96, beating competitors from both North Carolina A&T and Florida A&M. Sophomore Charles Canady also finished first in the men's 200 yard freestyle (1:56:37) after downing competitors from North Carolina A&T and Florida A&M.
Aminah Murphy and Miguel Orellana finished first in the women's and men's 50 yard freestyle, respectively. Senior Shaun Armstrong finished first in the men's 200 yard IM with a time of 2:06:47 and freshman Monique Major won gold in the women's 100 yard butterfly.
The men's and women's squads both prevailed in the 100 yard freestyle. Damjan Strbac also won in the men's 100 yard backstroke.