MEAC Track & Field Weekly Honors
Maryland Eastern Shore’s Khalil Rmidi Kinini and Hampton’s Jaelen Williams were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Co-Track Athletes of the Week, while North Carolina A&T State’s Kayla White earned Women’s Track Athlete of the Week honors. Michael Tiller, of Bethune-Cookman, and teammate Quamecha Morrison were named the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week, the conference announced today.
Kinini (Sr., Malaga, Spain) won the 3,000-meter steeplechase, at the George Mason Spring Invitational, with a time of 9:02.53. His time earned him qualifications to the IC4A and MEAC Championships. Kinini currently leads the MEAC in that event, and his time stands 10 seconds ahead of the second-place runner.
Williams (Fr., Hampton, Va.) competed in three events at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational. He captured first place in the 400-meter hurdles, with a time of 51.97 seconds, and finished second in the 110-meter hurdles, with a time of 14.67 seconds. Williams was also part of the winning 4x400-meter relay team. He earned qualified for the ECAC Championship in all three events.
Tiller (Sr., Tampa, Fla.) took second place, at the North Florida Invitational, in the triple jump with a distance of 15.63 meters (51-3.5).
White (So., Charlotte, N.C.) finished third in the 100-meters at the Spec Towns Invitational. Her time of 11.39 seconds broke the school record and currently ranks 10th in the nation, first in the MEAC. She also helped the 4x100-meter relay team to a second-place finish.
Morrison (So., Beaufort, S.C.) notched a first-place finish in the high jump at the North Florida Invitational. Her measure of 5-9.25 currently leads the MEAC and ranks 27th nationally.
Other Top Performers
Catoria Sirmon (B-CU) took second place, at the North Florida Invitational, in the shot put with a distance of 47-0.5 (14.34m).
Xavier Walton (B-CU) placed third in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:44.67.
Kylie McMillan (HAM) qualified for the ECAC Championship after winning the 110-meter hurdles, with a time of 14.67.
Jayme Thomas (HAM) recorded a second-place finish in the triple jump, at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, with a leap of 11.34 meters (37-2.5).
Jennaya Hield (MDES) set a personal record in the 1,500-meter run (4:43.91) at the George Mason Spring Invitational.
Shenel Crooke (MSU) took first place in the 100-meter dash at the George Mason Spring Invitational.