The Hawks bested the field of twenty-one teams, earning 151 points for the two-day Emory Classic to take top honors.
For the weekend, Shorter saw athletes place in the top-8 in 13 total events, with seven first place finishes.
In the 100m dash the Hawks had three make the finals with Lester Miller taking top honors with a time of 10.38 seconds – second fastest in the DII this year. Barnett Bailey placed fourth, crossing the line in 10.59 seconds and Emile Cesaire finished fifth with a time of 10.71 seconds.
While, in the 200m, five of the finalists were Hawks. Miller placed second at the distance with a time of 21.41 and was followed by Bailey in third (21.58) and Devin Wallace in fourth (21.79). Christian Smith (22.00) and Deangelo Harris (22.05) finished sixth and seventh, respectively.
In the hurdles, Jonathan Ross and Christian Smith took first in the 110m and 400m, respectively. Ross turned in a time of 14.31; while Smith crossed the line in 52.10. Wake Roberds took second in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.32 seconds.
Shorter placed two teams in the top-5 in the 4x100m with the “A” team taking first. Cesaire, Bailey, Wallace and Miller teamed up to turn in a time of 41.10; while the “B” team – Ross, Jonathan Willman, Justin Blackmon and Alexei Nicholas – turned in a fifth-place finish in a time of 42.64 seconds.
The Hawks finished first and second in the 4x400m with Smith, Kelly Thompson, Cecil Robinson and Harris taking top honors with a time of 3:14.38. While, Todd Woodring, Braxton Lindley, Dejon Devroe and Roberds finished second with a time of 3:18.26.
Ratavious Jackson finished first in the high jump, clearing 1.89 meters. He also placed 5th in the long jump with a leap of 6.65m, and 2nd in the triple jump with a jump of 13.62m.
Eli Hightower rounded out the list of first place finishers, turning in a 1st place finish in the javelin with a throw of 48.37m.
Jonathan Wilman placed second in the long jump with a leap of 7.06m and Corey Freeman was fifth in the hammer throw, clearing a distance of 42.72m.
While, Woodring was the lone point scorer in the 400m, crossing the line 7th overall in a time of 49.92. Lane Fletcher finished 7th in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 3.83m and Roberds was 7th in the triple jump with a leap of 12.65m.
The Hawks will be back in action next weekend at the annual Florida Relays hosted by the University of Florida and Pepsi in Gainesville, Fla.