Saturday, May 7, 2016

Florida A&M Repeats as MEAC Women Outdoor Track and Field Champions

GREENSBORO, North Carolina – The Florida A&M University Women’s Track and Field team captured its second consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.

Florida A&M tallied 164 points to win their 11th overall title.  Hampton finished second with 139 points, while Bethune-Cookman placed third with 106.

Andrea Aaron, of Florida A&M, won the Outstanding Field Athlete award as she accumulated 29 points in the event.  She won the shot put, finished second in hammer, third in the javelin and fourth in the discus.

Hampton’s Ce’aira Brown won her third straight Outstanding Runner honor after accounting for 35 points.  She won the 800m, 1500m, placed third in the 10000m, fourth in the 5000m and was on the 4x400 relay team.

Florida A&M’s Darlene Moore was selected as the Outstanding Coach for the second year in a row.

“The girls have been performing well this year and we executed extremely well in the field and distance events over the first two days,” said Moore.  “That helped us build up enough of a lead to hold off everyone in the final day which we did.”

A top two finish in the 5000m run for Florida A&M helped lock up the championship as Cynthia Chelalgo won the race in 17:46.78 and Judith Kibii finished second in 17:50.96. Maryland Eastern Shore won the 4x400 relay, with a time of 3:39.97 and Hampton took second in 3:43.65.  Delaware State finished third in 3:45.94.


2016 MEAC Women’s Outdoor Award Winners
Outstanding Field Performer: Ce’aira Brown, Hampton
Outstanding Track Performer: Andrea Aaron, Florida A&M
Outstanding Coach: Darlene Moore, Florida A&M

Team Scores

1Florida A&M164 points
4North Carolina A&T State104
T5Coppin State67
T5Maryland Eastern Shore67
8Norfolk State44
9Morgan State30
T10Delaware State22
T10North Carolina Central22
12Savannah State3
13South Carolina State3

All-MEAC First Team
Cynthia Chelelgo, Florida A&M (10,000m, 5,000m); Alexandria Marshall-Paul, Florida A&M (DT); Deandra Daniel, Coppin State (HJ); Summer Brown, Bethune-Cookman (LJ); Khemani Roberts, Coppin State (Hep.); Judith Kibii, Florida A&M (3,000mSC); Andrea Aaron, Florida A&M (SP); Kristen Deacon, Coppin State (HT); Jaymee Smith, Florida A&M (JT); Morgan Knight, North Carolina A&T State (PV, 4x100); India Brown, North Carolina A&T State (4x100, 100m, 200m); Yakira Love, North Carolina A&T State (4x100); Kayla White, North Carolina A&T State (4x100, 100mH); Ce’aira Brown, Hampton (1,500m, 800m); Tanisha Greene, Hampton (400m); Tanaya Yarde, Coppin State (400mH); Siobhan Ford-Holland, Hampton (TJ); Rachel Halmon, Maryland Eastern Shore (4x400); Alicia Colson, Maryland Eastern Shore (4x400); Lenneisha Gilbert, Maryland Eastern Shore (4x400); Dypna Umunakwe, Maryland Eastern Shore (4x400)

All-MEAC Second Team
Ce’aira Brown, Hampton (10,000m, 4x400); Kiara Howell, Norfolk State (DT, JT); Khemani Roberts, Coppin State (HJ); Siobhan Ford-Holland, Hampton (LJ); Kaitlin Scott, Hampton (Hep.); Cynthia Chelelgo, Florida A&M (3,000mSC); Dominique Bynum, Howard (SP); Andrea Aaron, Florida A&M (HT); Tasia Baxter, Norfolk State (PV); Asia Joe, Bethune-Cookman (4x100); Quamecha Morrison, Bethune-Cookman (4x100); Summer Brown, Bethune-Cookman (4x100); Tristie Johnson, Bethune-Cookman (4x100, 100m); Judith Kibii, Florida A&M (1,500m); Morgan Knight, North Carolina A&T State (100mH); Michelle Cole, Howard (400m); Destiny Johnson, Florida A&M (800m); Aliyah Hale, Howard (400mH); Kayla White, North Carolina A&T State (200m); Tanise Edwards, Maryland Eastern Shore (TJ); Judith Kibii, Florida A&M (5,000m); Erin Morrison, Hampton (4x400); Kristian Young, Hampton (4x400), Tanisha Greene, Hampton (4x400)

All-MEAC Third Team
Deja Davis, Bethune-Cookman (10,000m); Akassja White, Bethune-Cookman (DT); Tanise Edwards, Maryland Eastern Shore (HJ, LJ); Faleesha Dowe, Delaware State (Hep.); Karen Escobedo, Morgan State (3,000mSC); Catoria Sirmon, Bethune-Cookman (SP); Demetria Dickens, North Carolina A&T State (HT); Andrea Aaron, Florida A&M (JT); Cheyenne Brooks, Florida A&M (PV); Markiara Staten, North Carolina Central (4x100); Bethany White, North Carolina Central (4x100, 100m); Christa Landy, North Carolina Central (4x100); Santese Pryor, North Carolina Central (4x100); Pollyanna Velasco, Hampton (1,500m); Quamecha Morrison, Bethune-Cookman (100mH); Rayanna Relerford, Delaware State (400m, 4x400); Julia Mills, Bethune-Cookman (800m); Nia Ruth, Bethune-Cookman (400mH); Tristie Johnson, Bethune-Cookman (200m); Zoe Ellis, North Carolina Central (TJ); Deja Davis, Bethune-Cookman (5,000m); Faleesha Dowe, Delaware State (4x400), Vanessa Whittingham, Delaware State (4x400), Leandra Nyemeck, Delaware State (4x400).


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