ALLENDALE, MICH. — Minnesota State's Emmanuel Matadi is a two-time national champion.
The senior sprinter took first place in the 100-meter dash in 10.21 seconds and 200 dash in 20.54 Saturday at the NCAA II Outdoor Championships, which are being hosted by Grand Valley State. The transfer from the University of Louisville was making his first appearance at the national meet.
Matadi, the Central Region track athlete of the year, won the 12th outdoor individual championship in program history. The last national champion for Minnesota State was Chris Reed in the shot put in 2014.
Matadi, who was seeded first in the 100, set the program record of 10.19 earlier this season. He was seeded fourth in the 200.
Teammate Kyran Stewart place fifth in the 100 in 10.43 and fourth in the 200 in 20.93.
Matadi and Stewart each earned another All-America honor in the 4x100 relay, joining Richard Wilhite and Anthony Gustafson to place sixth in 40.42. It's the fifth career All-America award for Stewart and second for Gustafson.
Myles Hunter took fifth in the 110 hurdles in 14.0 to earn his second All-America award.
Keyvan Rudd earned All-America honors in the high jump, going 6-feet-11 3/4 to finish sixth. Rudd is a three-time All-American.
The Mavericks scored 39 points to place seventh in the meet. The seventh-place finish is the best in program history at the outdoor championships, and 39 points also sets a program record.
St. Augustine's won the team title with 53 points.