HBCU Sports News: North Carolina A&T State Wins MEAC Women’s Outdoor Title

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 6, 2016—For the first time since 1995, the North Carolina A&T State women’s track & field team won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championship at the Irwin Belk Track.

The Aggies finished with 155 points, while Hampton was second with 124 points and Florida A&M came in third with 95.5 points.

North Carolina A&T State’s Duane Ross was named the Outstanding Coach.

Andrea Aaron of Florida A&M was named the meet’s Outstanding Field Performer, while Hampton’s Faith Keitany was named Outstanding Runner.

North Carolina A&T State took home seven event titles on Saturday, including two from India Brown – who won the 100m (11.24) and 200m (23.51) races. Kayla White also took home the title in the 100m hurdles, running a 13.40.

Both runners were also on the gold medal-winning 4×100 relay squad, which turned in a MEAC Championship-record 44.81.

Morgan Knight also set a MEAC Championship record in the pole vault, leaping 12 feet, 1.25 inches. The Aggies also took gold in the 4×400 relay with a 3:42.60.

Anisa Toppin jumped 41 feet, 2.5 inches to take gold in the triple jump.

Keitany, who had already won the 3,000m steeplechase and finished second in the 10,000m run, took gold on Saturday in the 5,000m run, turning in a meet-record 17:06.72.

Martha Bissah of Norfolk State took the 800m run with a 2:09.98.

Jennaya Hield of Maryland Eastern Shore won the 1,500m run with a time of 4:36.37, while Howard’s Michelle Cole ran a 54.49 to win the 400m dash.

Howard also picked up a MEAC title in the 400m hurdles, thanks to Uchechi Onuoha’s 1:00.70.