Weekly Outdoor Track & Field Release
• North Carolina State is ranked 26th nationally in the first Outdoor Pool on the men's side.
• Every team with the exception of Delaware State has kicked the outdoor season off. With the crux of outdoor season ready to heat up, the MEAC has several athletes shining on a national stage as they rank top 25 nationally. On the men’s side, Coppin State’s Joseph Amoah ranks third in the 200 (20.48), Savannah State’s Nigel Brown 15th (20.93) in the 200, Morgan State’s Joel Roberson is 24th in the 400 (47.03), North Carolina A&T State’s TaQuille Jackson 23rd in the 110-meter hurdles (14.17), Savannah State’s Morgan Ellis-Foster 13th in the 400 hurdles (51.76), Morgan State’s Lloyd Hylton is 23rd in the long jump (24-5) while Bethune-Cookman’s Michael Tiller ranks 1st in the triple jump (52- 5.25). On the women’s side, Norfolk State’s Martha Bissah ranks 33rd nationally in the 1,500-meter run (4:27.12), Shauntel Lucius ranks 22nd in the triple jump (41-0.25) while BCU’s Catoria Sirmon ranks 34th in the shot put (49-11.25).
• Bethune-Cookman’s Michael Tiller opened the outdoor season with a bang as he ranks fi rst nationally in the triple jump. Tiller jumped 52-5.25 feet at the Miami Hurricane Collegiate Invitational on March 25.
• An injury prevented the MEAC from seeing Coppin State’s Joseph Amoah in action at the indoor championships but he looks to have bounced back as he ranks third nationally in the 200 with a time of 20.48.
• Several freshmen have established themselves early in the middle to long distance races as Howard’s Sydney Benson is the lone MEAC athlete ranked in the 800 nationally while FAMU has three freshmen (Caroline Samoei, Ashah Koech, Nelly Jerop) are ranked amongst the top 100 nationally in the 10,000. Norfolk State’s Martha Bissah ranks 33rd nationally in the 1,500-meter run (4:27.12)
• Coppin State’s Joseph Amoah and North Carolina Central’s Bethany White were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Track Athletes of the Week. Michael Tiller, of Bethune-Cookman, and teammate Catoria Sirmon, were named the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week.