MEAC Track & Field Weekly Honors
Maryland Eastern Shore’s Taj Showalter and Morgan State’s Shenel Crooke were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Track Athletes of the Week. Jacob Milton, of Norfolk State, and Corneisha Mitchell, of Hampton, were named the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week, the conference announced today.
Showalter (Sr., Anchorage, Alaska) posted the MEAC’s top time (14.10) and set a personal record in the 110-meter hurdles this past weekend at the Embry-Riddle Spike’s Classic. He ranks 25th nationally after the run and qualified for IC4A in the 110 hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay. Showalter placed second in the 400-meter hurdles and participated on a mile relay team which placed second overall. He also qualified for the MEAC Championships in the 400-meter hurdles and ranks third in the ECAC qualifying list for the 110 hurdles.
Crooke (Sr., Basseterre, St. Kitts) competed in five events at the Florida Relays. She placed 17th in the 100 (11.53) and 23rd in the 200-meter dashes (24.06). Her time in the 100 currently leads the MEAC. Crooke also helped her team in the 1,600-meter sprint medley, the 4x100-meter relay and the 4x200-meter relay teams. The 4x100 relay team ran a time of 46.26, which is the fastest in the MEAC.
Milton (Stuttgart, Germany) cleared a season-best height of 6-10.25 in the high jump at the Colonial Relays last weekend. He owns the top mark in the MEAC and ranks 20th in the East Region and 42nd nationally.
Mitchell (Fr., Laveen, Ariz.) took second place in the hammer throw, at the Colonial Relays, with a toss of 144-3 feet. She also finished ninth in the discus with a throw of 133-4 to rank fourth in the MEAC.
Other Top Performers
Michael James (CSU) set a new personal record in the men's 800 (1:49.16) at the Florida Relays. James has the top time in the MEAC in the 800 while ranking 27th in the nation.
Trey Clark (HAMP) recorded a second-place mark of 14-5.25 at the Colonial Relays which ties for best in the MEAC.
Noah Agwu (MDES) set personal records in the discus and hammer throw, while qualifying for the IC4A Championships in the discus throw. He earned three, top-five finishes, including a runner-up spot in the discus.
Jayla Lane (MDES) qualified for the 2017 MEAC Outdoor Championship after running the 400-meter dash in 57.55 seconds.
Bethany White (NCCU) recorded a first-place finish, at the VertKlasse Meeting, in the 100-meter dash (11.65).
Ronald Korrir (NSU) broke the school record in the 10,000 meters by almost two minutes, running the MEAC’s best time this season in a fourth-place finish.
Tyrika Lee (NSU) ran a personal best and won the 100 (11.87) at the Colonial Relays.