North Carolina A&T State’s Michael Dickson and Morgan State’s Shenel Crooke have been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s and women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively. Garth Warner of Norfolk State and Madeleine Akobundu of North Carolina A&T State both earned Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Dickson owns the second-best 60-meter hurdles time in the nation after a first-place performance at the Camel City Invitational last week. A sophomore from Beaufort, S.C., Dickson won both the prelims (7.68) and finals (7.63) as his run in the finals marked a personal best in the event.
Warner improved his MEAC-best mark in the high jump, leaping 2.11 meters (6 feet, 11 inches) to win the event at the Vince Brown Invitational at Christopher Newport University this weekend. The freshman’s performance helped the Spartans win the team title.
Crooke ran a season-best 7.40 in the 60-meter dash at the Armory Invitational, finishing third overall and setting the best time in the MEAC. After this weekend, the senior from Basseterre, St. Kitts is tied for 41st nationally in that event.
Akobundu, a freshman from Lanham, Md., finished second in the long jump this past weekend at the Camel City Invitational, leaping 5.94 meters (19 feet, 6 inches) in setting the best mark in the MEAC by more than half a foot.
Other Top Performers
Christopher Jackson (B-CU) placed fifth, at the Camel City Invite, in the high jump with a height of 1.91 meters.
Jonathan Moore (B-CU) posted two third-place finishes in the 400-meter dash (49.32) and the 800-meter run (1:53.73) at the Camel City Invite.
Quamecha Morrison (B-CU) took second place in the high jump (1.76m) and third place in the 200-meter dash (25.14) at the Camel City Invite.
Catoria Sirmon (B-CU) won the shot put, at the Camel City Invite, with a mark of 15.02 meters.
Jaelen Williams (HAM) notched the fastest time by a U.S. college competitor in the 400-meter dash (48.84) at the Armory Invitational.
Lenneisha Gilbert (MDES) earned qualifications to the MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championship, with a time of 57.66 in the 400-meter dash, at the Villanova Open.
Khalil Rmidi Kinini (MDES) broke his own school record in the mile run, with a time of 4:05.08, to win the event at the Villanova Open.
Jaylen Banks (NSU) took first place in the 400-meter dash, at the Vince Brown Invitational, with a time of 50.10.
Nickheila John (NSU) notched first-place finishes in the 200-meter dash (25.36) and the 400-meter dash (58.17) at the Vince Brown Invitational.
Nigel Brown (SSU) won the 200-meter dash, with a time of 21.61, at the Buccaneer Invitational.
Malik Franklin (SSU) recorded a first-place finish in the triple jump, with a jump of 15.49m, at the Buccaneer Invitational.
Kourtney Sizemore (SSU) set the school record in the pole vault, at the Buccaneer Invitational, with a distance of 3.05 meters.