MEAC Track & Field Weekly Honors
Coppin State's Martin Owusu-Antwi and Norfolk State’s Martha Bissah have been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s and women's Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively. The Bethune-Cookman duo of Michael Tiller and Catoria Sirmon earned Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Owusu-Antwi (Jr., Greater Accra, Ghana) placed second overall at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational in Boston with a personal-best time of 20.95 seconds in the 200. The Ghana native broke his previous school record set last week and currently ranks 15th on the NCAA Indoor List and leads the MEAC in the 200. In the men's 60-meter event, Owusu-Antwi placed third overall at 6.88 seconds and ranks fifth in the MEAC.
Tiller (Sr., Tampa, Fla.) jumped up the charts to fifth nationally in the triple jump and tops in the MEAC after a mark of 52-10 at the KMS Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. on Jan. 29. Since participating in his first action of the 2017 season on Jan. 21, Tiller has recorded back-to-back first-place wins as his mark at the KMS Invitational was also a personal best as a collegian.
Bissah (Fr., Accra, Ghana) lowered her MEAC-best time in the 800 by nearly three seconds at the Penn State National, turning in a 2:09.42 to rank in the top 50 nationally. She finished fifth in the event in a meet that featured over 30 teams, and Bissah was also part of the Spartans’ 4x400m relay team that turned in the MEAC’s third-best time of the season (3:49.28).
Sirmon (R-Sr., Fort Myers, Fla.) posted the MEAC’s best mark in the shot put at the KMS Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. this past weekend at 15.15m (49-8.5”). She won the event by more than six feet.
Other Top Performers
Christopher Jackson (B-CU) placed fifth in the 800m, with a time of 1:55.94, at the KMS Invitational.
Quamecha Morrison (B-CU) placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.85 and won the high jump at the KMS Invitational.
Chontel Fils (CSU) captured first place in the long jump (5.45m) and the triple jump (11.56m) at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational.
Steven Thomas (CSU) notched a personal-best throw of 16.87 meters, in the weight throw, to earn second place at the Patriot Games.
Stanley Davis (HAM) earned qualification to the IC4A after winning the 800, at the Darius Dixon Memorial, with a time of 1:54.06.
Meshala Morton (HAM) posted the fastest time in the semifinals of the 60-meter dash (7.50) to qualify for the ECAC.
Nicovia Carter (MDES) set personal records in the shot put (13.52m) and the weight throw (14.79), at the Wesley Brown Invitational, to qualify for the ECAC Championships.
Jordan Leon (MDES) set a new personal record and qualified for the MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, after finishing second in the 5000-meter run.
Juwan Richardson (MDES) set a new personal record, with a throw of 14 meters in the shot put, while earning qualification to the MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Dypna Umunakwe (MDES) qualified for the MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 200 and 400 meters, with times of 25.21 and 57.80, respectively.
Shenel Crooke (MSU) finished first in the 200, with a time of 24.05, to remain unbeaten this season.
Lloyd Hylton (MSU) recorded a first-place finish in the long jump, with a personal-best distance of 7.48m.
Jailah Mason (MSU) finished second in the high jump, at the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic, with a height of 1.75 meters.
Chris Lee (NSU) placed sixth, at the Penn State National Meet, with a distance of 16.68 in the shot put.
Rashad Ramsey (NSU) notched a time of 48.93 in the 400, for a second-place finish, at the Penn State National Meet.