NORFOLK, Va., (March 24, 2022) — South Carolina State junior Tyler Jeffers was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference office announced.

Others earning honors were, Howard senior Jessica Wright was selected as Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. Morgan State’s freshman Zackery Dillon was named Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, while Howard freshman Nikayla Fitzgerald earned Women’s Field Athlete of the Week honors.

Jeffers (Jr., Columbia, S.C.) is nationally ranked in two events after his performance this past weekend at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational. He was part of the Bulldogs’ 4×400-meter relay team that ran a MEAC-best 3:11.65, tied for the 18th-fastest time in the nation, and he also ran a MEAC-best 1:52.33 in the 800 meters, coming in fifth and ranking 37th in the nation.

Wright (Sr., Durham, N.C.) ranks 13th in the nation in the 400 meters after winning the event this past weekend at the Maryland Invitational, running a MEAC-best 53.94.

Dillon (Fr., Kingston, Jamaica) set MEAC bests in both the discus throw and the shot put at the Maryland Invitational. He won the discus throw with a mark of 51.18 meters (167 feet, 11 inches), while also finishing third in the shot put with a distance of 15.90 meters (52 feet, 2 inches).

Fitzgerald (Fr., Kyle, Texas) won the long jump at the Maryland Invitational, leaping a MEAC-best 5.95 meters (19 feet, 6.25 inches). That mark currently ranks her 23rd in the nation.

Other Top Performers
Latifa Ali (Coppin State) was second in the 400 meters at the Maryland Invitational with a 54.28.

Catherine Glenn (Delaware State) ran 14.33 to win the 100-meter hurdles at the UMW Opener.

Malachi Little (Delaware State) won the 100 meters (11.08) and 200 meters (21.67) at the UMW Opener.

Chase Drewery (Howard) was second in the triple jump with a mark of 14.38 meters at the Maryland Invitational.

Corinthians Payne (Howard) won the 400-meter hurdles at the Maryland Invitational, ranking 37th in the nation with a 54.10.

Ishana Asinor (Morgan State) was second in the pole vault at the Maryland Invitational, clearing a MEAC-best 3.15 meters.

Keon Rantin (Morgan State) won the 100 meters (11.00) and 200 meters (21.95) at the Maryland Invitational.

Jada Banks (South Carolina State) ran a MEAC-best 4:50.47 in the 1,500 meters at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational.