Maryland Eastern Shore's Khalil Rmidi Kinini and Norfolk State's Martha Bissah were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's (MEAC) Men's and Women's Track Athletes of the Week. Jacob Milton, of Norfolk State, and Shauntel Lucius, of Maryland Eastern Shore, were named the MEAC Men's and Women's Field Athletes of the Week, the conference announced today.
Rmidi Kinini (Sr., Malaga, Spain) shattered a school record in the 1,500-meter run at the Virginia Grand Prix. His winning time of 3:46.70 eclipsed a record set in 2011. Rmidi Kinini currently holds four of the Hawks' outdoor track record (1500m, 5000m, 10,000m, 3000s).
Bissah (Fr., Accra, Ghana) captured second place in the 800 at the Virginia Grand Prix. She finished in a season-best time of 2:06.05. Bissah currently leads the MEAC in that event and ranks 17th in the NCAA East Region.
Milton (Fr., Stuttgart, Germany) became the first Spartan in five years to clear 7 feet in the high jump. He won the event, at the Virginia Grand Prix, clearing 7-0.25 inch (2.14m). Milton currently ranks first in the MEAC in that event and is tied 14th in the NCAA East Region and 32nd nationally.
Lucius (Sr., Newark, N.J.) took fourth place in the triple jump at the Virginia Grand Prix. Her leap of 41-8.75 feet (12.72m) toppled a school record set in 2012. She currently ranks first in the MEAC and eighth in the ECAC in that event.
Other Top Performers
Jaelen Williams (HAM) holds the fastest time in the MEAC in the 400-meter hurdles, after finishing with a time of 51.42 seconds at the Penn Relays.