MEAC Track & Field Weekly Honors
North Carolina A&T State’s India Brown has been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women’s Track & Field Athlete of the Week, the conference announced today. Coppin State’s Martin Owusu-Antwi and Maryland Eastern Shore’s Khalil Rmidi Kinini were named Co-Men’s Track Athletes of the Week while Laron James of Savannah State and Morgan State’s Jailah Mason were named the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week
Brown (Jr., Florence, S.C.) had a stellar weekend on the lanes as she placed in two individual events and finished second as a member of the mile relay team at the Hokie Invitational. The junior claimed first place after posting the MEAC’s top time (23.9) in the 200 and ran the fourth-fastest time (7.43) in the 60-meter dash en route to a second-place performance. Brown ran the lead leg on the mile relay team and helped pace the squad to a second-place finish. The team’s time of 3:46.01 is the No. 2 mark in the MEAC as of now and a second behind her team’s time of 3:45.98 set last weekend. Brown currently ranks 44th nationally in the 60-meter dash and 23rd in the 200.
Rmidi Kinini (Sr., Malaga, Spain) continued his strong start to the indoor campaign as he reset the school record in the mile with his first-place finish at the Navy Open. He defeated his own time of 4:13.06 at the 2015 edition of the Coach O Invitational in Princess Anne. He also ran the third leg of the 4x800-meter relay in 1:53 to help the team to a first-place finish. Rmidi Kinini is ranked 28th nationally in the mile.
Martin Owusu-Antwi (Jr., Greater Accra, Ghana) made his collegiate debut in style as he set a new Coppin State indoor record in the 200 with a time of 21.33 en route to finishing first at the NYC Gotham Cup this past weekend. He ranks tied for 21st in the nation while ranking atop the MEAC.
James (So., Bucholz, Fla.) set the Savannah State school record in the long jump with a jump of 7.40 meters (24-3.5), which is the second longest in the MEAC this season and the best this past weekend. His mark ranks 37th nationally as of this week.
Mason (Jr., Sterling Heights, Mich.) currently holds the ninth-best jump in the nation after posting a first-place mark of 6-0.5 at the Terrapin Invitational.
Other Top Performers
Noah Agwu (MDES) notched a personal record in the weight throw, with a distance of 15.48 meters, at the Navy Open.
Hannah Billups (HOW) finished second in the triple jump with an effort of 11.96 meters at the Terrapin Invitational.
Martha Bissah (NSU) posted the fastest time in the MEAC in the 800-meter run (2:12.14) to take first place at the Liberty Kickoff.
Nigel Brown (SSU) set a school record in the 200-meter dash, with a time of 21.46, at the Liberty Kickoff.
Shenel Crooke (MSU) captured first place in the 60-meter dash (7.58) and the 200-meter dash (25.09), for the second consecutive meet.
Regan Davis-Young (MDES) earned qualification to the 2017 MEAC Indoor Championship with her fourth-place finish in the shot put (12.93).
Kristen Deacon (CSU) recorded a fourth-place finish in the weight throw, with a personal-best distance of 17.25 meters, at the Terrapin Invitational.
Charles Graham (HAM) posted the fastest time in the MEAC in the 60-meter hurdles (7.98), at the Hokie Invitational.
Jennaya Hield (MDES) set a personal record and earned qualification to the 2017 MEAC Indoor Championship in the 3000-meter run (10:40.80).
Lloyd Hylton (MSU) won the long jump, with a leap of 7.17 meters, at the Terrapin Invitational.
Chris Lee (NSU) captured first place in the shot put, for the second straight week, with a toss of 16.52 meters.
Alexandria Marshall-Paul (FAMU) finished third in the weight throw, with a distance of 17.35 meters, at the Wake Forest Invitational.
Meshala Morton (HAM) registered a third-place finish in the 60-meter dash, with a time of 7.51, at the Hokie Invitational.
Olujumi Scott (HOW) finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 48.96 to help Howard take second place at the at the Terrapin Invitational.
Kiana Seabrook (NCCU) triumphed in the women's 400-meter dash with a time of 58.31 seconds and ran the opening leg of the victorious 4x400-meter relay squad (4:11.46). She was the top college performer in the long jump with a mark of 5.50 meters.
Deja Stevenson (NCCU) won the triple jump with a distance of 11.60 meters and the women's 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.06 at the Christopher Newport University Captains Invitational. The freshman also placed third in the long jump (5.43m) and ran on the winning mile relay team.
Omega Smalls (NCCU) won first place in the high jump at the Christopher Newport University Captains Invitational with a mark of two meters.
Steven Thomas (CSU) set a new indoor school record in the men's weight throw (16.61 meters) as he won first place at the NYC Gotham Cup. He holds the top mark in the MEAC at this point.
Jonathan Williams (NCCU) posted the MEAC's fastest time in the 60-meter dash this past weekend as he won first place at the Christopher Newport University Captains Invitational.