Norfolk State Claims 2017 MEAC Men's Cross Country Title
SMYRNA, Del. – Norfolk State had four runners finish in the top five Saturday morning en route to taking the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Cross Country Championship at the Delaware State University Outreach & Research Center.
The Spartans had 25 points in winning their 12th title overall – and their first since 2011. Kenneth Giles was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Coach. Norfolk State averaged a 25:29.00 over the 8K course.
David Too of Florida A&M was named Most Outstanding Performer after winning individual gold with a time of 24:48.80.
Too had 20 seconds on second place – but the Spartans claimed the second through fifth spots in the running order. Anteneh Girma was second with a 25:08.40, while Bill Kemboi was third (25:14.50), Ronald Korir came in fourth (25:19.40) and Felix Kiprotich (25:35.70) was fifth.
Maryland Eastern Shore came in second with 84 points, while Bethune-Cookman recorded 111 points to finish third. Florida A&M, North Carolina A&T State, Savannah State, Hampton, Howard, Delaware State, Coppin State, South Carolina State and North Carolina Central rounded out the team standings.
The top 15 finishers were named All-MEAC.
Most Outstanding Performer: David Too, Florida A&M
Most Outstanding Coach: Kenneth Giles, Norfolk State
David Too, Florida A&M
Anteneh Girma, Norfolk State
Bill Kemboi, Norfolk State
Ronald Korir, Norfolk State
Felix Kiprotich, Norfolk State
Onesmus Kemboi, Florida A&M
Oussama Chouati, Maryland Eastern Shore
Emmanuel Too, Hampton
Daniel Kiptoo, Bethune-Cookman
Festus Kemboi, Florida A&M
Festus Bett, Norfolk State
Mohamed Bah, Howard
Hakeem Mustafaa, North Carolina A&T State
Xavier Walton, Bethune-Cookman
Mar’Quise McGee, North Carolina A&T State