MEAC Weekly Track & Field Honorees

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coppin State senior Joseph Manu was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, and Howard senior Jessica Wright was selected as Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced today.Norfolk State sophomore Isaac Haywood was named Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, while Norfolk State freshman Leslie Young earned Women’s Field Athlete of the Week honors. Manu (Sr., Accra, Ghana) won both the 100- and 200-meter dash at the Towson Invitational. The 10.10 he ran in the 100-meter final is the fastest time…

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February 11-13, 2022 MEAC Track& Field Recap

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Howard’s Gbai, Williams Set New School Records CHICAGO, Ill. — Howard University seniors Jessika Gbai and Gavin Williams headlined the weekend for track & field, each producing record-setting performances at the Badgers Windy City Invite, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. On Day One, Gbai, along with fellow classmate Ameenah Saalih and newcomer Sherri-Anne Norton, each advanced to the 60-meter dash semifinal, clocking in at 7:54, 7.65 and 7.63, respectively. Gbai’s mark tied her with Saalih, which she set back in January 2020. All three Bison missed the…

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North Carolina A&T’s Cambrea Sturgis claims 100 and 200 at NCAA Championships

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Photo by Timothy Rice Watch the 100m (ESPNU)|Watch the 200m (ESPNU) Cambrea Sturgis added to North Carolina A&T State’s trophy haul on Saturday at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, winning the NCAA title in both the women’s 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. Sturgis ran a 10.74 in the 100, the fastest all-weather time in NCAA championship history. Running out of Lane 3, she bested USC’s Twanisha Terry by .05 seconds. She followed that with a 22.12 in the 200, the fourth-fastest time in collegiate…

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North Carolina A&T’s Randolph Ross wins 400 Meters at NCAA Championships

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Photo by Timothy Rice Watch the Race (ESPN2) North Carolina A&T State’s Randolph Ross claimed the men’s track & field program’s first-ever outdoor NCAA event title Friday evening, taking gold in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. Ross ran a 43.85 — the fastest time in the world this season and third-fastest collegiate time ever. Teammate Trevor Stewart finished fourth with a 44.96. Ross is the first MEAC men’s track &…

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North Carolina A&T wins 4×400 Men’s NCAA Title

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Photo by Timothy Rice Watch the Race (ESPN2) North Carolina A&T State is the undisputed king of the men’s 4×400-meter relay. The Aggies won the outdoor NCAA title in the event Friday evening at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, adding to the indoor championship they won in the event back in March. NCAT won the race in 3:00.92, with Daniel Stokes, Randolph Ross, Akeem Sirleaf and Trevor Stewart running. NCAT was sixth after the first leg, but Ross — who earlier in the evening won the…

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MEAC Track&Field Recap

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Schedule of Events | Live Results Broadcast Schedule*Thursday, June 10: ESPN3, 12:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, 6:30 p.m. ETFriday, June 11: ESPN3, 3 p.m. ET; ESPN2, 8 p.m. ETSaturday, June 12: ESPN3, 2 p.m.; ESPNU, 6 p.m. ET *NOTE:All field events will have a dedicated stream on ESPN3, as will decathlon and hepthalon events. Check event schedule for exact times. Aggies Strong on Opening Day of NCAAs EUGENE, Ore. — North Carolina A&T State made its presence felt Wednesday evening as the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships got underway at Hayward…

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FAMU’s Alelee Figueroa named 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletic Communications TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s Alelee Figueroa, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Woman of the Year, has been selected among 605 female college student-athletes as a 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award nominee, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. Rooted in Title IX and directed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, the NCAA Woman of the Year program celebrates the accomplishments of female college athletes across all three NCAA divisions. In 2020, nearly 220,000 women are competing in college sports, and the NCAA…

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North Carolina A&T’s Akeem Sirleaf qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Via NCATAGGIES.COM : EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T senior sprinter Akeem Sirleaf has qualified for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, also known as the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Sirleaf qualified 11 months ahead of the opening ceremonies. The Liberia Athletes Federation (LAF) made the announcement recently after Sirleaf put together impressive showings from March-June with many of those performances coming in an N.C. A&T uniform. Sirleaf will compete Liberia from July 24, 2020 to Aug. 9, 2020.    “I’m extremely excited for Akeem,” said Duane Ross, N.C.…

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North Carolina A&T wins 2019 Men’s MEAC Outdoor Track&Field Championship

From meacsports.com : Final Results | Championship Central GREENSBORO, N.C., May 4, 2019—A dominant Saturday lifted North Carolina A&T State to the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s outdoor track & field championship at the Irwin Belk Track. The Aggies won their third straight outdoor title and sixth overall. Duane Ross was named the meet’s Outstanding Coach. Bethune-Cookman’s Jeremiah Peters earned Outstanding Field Performer honors, while Wildcat Carlin Berryhill and Norfolk State’s Evans Cheruiyot were named Co-Outstanding Runners. North Carolina A&T State also swept the season – winning the MEAC titles in…

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April 5-7 MEAC Track&Field Recap

From meacsports.com : S.C. State’s Richard Sets World’s Fastest Time in 400 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tyrell Richard, the reigning NCAA indoor champion at 400 meters, set the world’s fastest time in that event this weekend at the North Florida Invitational, running a facility-record 44.81 and winning by nearly three seconds. Results | Recap NCAT’s Debose-Epps Wins Twice at Elon ELON, N.C. — North Carolina A&T State took many of its up and coming track & field athletes a few miles down the road to Elon University Saturday to compete in the Phoenix Invitational…

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