ORANGEBURG, S.C. (November 5, 2021) – South Carolina State University honored track and field and cross country standouts Dexter Ratliff and Jada Banks with a pep rally in the student plaza Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.

Banks, a sophomore from Conyers, Georgia, is the 2021 MEAC Cross Country Champion. She won the individual women’s title, completing the 5K course in a time of 18:40.6

Ratliff, a sophomore from Beaufort, South Carolina, set MEAC competitors’ best mark in the discus throw this spring. He threw a personal best 49.3 meters (161 feet, 9 inches).