Riley Named CIAA Food Lion Men's Track Athlete of the Week

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 26, 2023) – The honors just keep coming in for the Claflin University men’s outdoor track & field team as freshman hurdler Jaevon Riley was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Food Lion Men’s Track Athlete of the Week. The honor came after a terrific performance at the Georgia Tech Invitational, Saturday.

At the meet, Riley ran a 52.98 in the men’s 400m hurdles to place fifth. The time was also an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time. The time is also currently the third best in the event in the CIAA.

Riley and the Panthers will return to action this weekend when the team heads to Jacksonville, Florida to take part in the East Coast Relays. For more information on Panthers track & field, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to