FLORIDA A&M BREAKS RECORD WITH FIFTH STRAIGHT MEAC CROWN

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          Release: 10/29/2016
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SMYRNA, Del. – Florida A&M broke a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) with its fifth straight Women’s Cross Country championship on Saturday morning at the Delaware State University Outreach and Research Center.

Florida A&M scored 53 points to win its ninth overall MEAC title and a MEAC-record fifthh in a row. The Lady Rattlers averaged a time of 18:52.52 on the 5K course and had all four runners finish inside the top 15.

“Last year we won our fourth in a row and set a FAMU record,” Lady Rattlers head coach Darlene Moore said. “In order to keep the kids from being complacent, we set the goal to go out there and set a MEAC record.”

Florida A&M’s Judith Kibii was named Outstanding Performer, and became the second Lady Rattler in school history to win the cross country championship after finishing first with a time of 18:02.60.

Coach Moore, of Florida A&M, was named Outstanding coach for the women for the fifth straight year.

Second-place honors went to Maryland Eastern Shore with 60 total points. Hampton (93), Bethune-Cookman (105) and Norfolk State (115) completed the top-five team finishes.


2016 MEAC Women’s Results

Team

Points

1. Florida A&M

53

2. Maryland Eastern Shore

60

3. Hampton

93

4. Bethune-Cookman

105

5. Norfolk State

115

6. North Carolina A&T State

126

7. Morgan State

166

T8. Howard

244

T8. South Carolina State

244

10. Coppin State

251

11. Delaware State

299

12. North Carolina Central

314

13. Savannah State

383

2016 MEAC Women’s All-Conference Team (Top-15 finishers)

Name

Team

Time

1. Judith Kibii

Florida A&M

18:02.60

2. Jennaya Hield

Maryland Eastern Shore

18:12.21

3. Deja Davis

Bethune-Cookman

18:21.95

4. Marketa Marcanikova

South Carolina State

18:31.43

5. Sharon Jerop

Maryland Eastern Shore

18:34.24

6. Candice Higgins

Norfolk State

18:38.79

7. Pollyanna Velasco

Hampton

18:44.96

8. Nyajock Pan

Bethune-Cookman

18:49.12

9. Emmax Kiplagat

Florida A&M

18:52.59

10. Neus Quinonero

Maryland Eastern Shore

18:58.50

11. Silvia Guerra

Maryland Eastern Shore

19:00.60

12. Karen Escobedo

Morgan State

19:01.62

13. Fridah Limo

Florida A&M

19:05.85

14. Caroline Kiplagat

Florida A&M

19:08.28

15. G’Jasmine Butler

North Carolina A&T State

19:09.46

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