VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 21, 2023) – The South Carolina State men and women’s track teams finish sixth and seventh, respectively, at the three-day (Feb. 19-21) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, conducted at the Virginia Beach Sports Center.
The men’s team, with six top 5 performances on Tuesday, amassed 53.50 points, while the SCSU women had two top 5 showings for a team total of 30 points, the most by any SC State team in several years.
The host Norfolk State men racked up 180 points to finish first, followed by Howard (109), Delaware State (80), Coppin State (76) and NC Central (62.50) to round out the top five.
In the women’s competition, Howard amassed a meet-record 235 points to take first and nab their second straight title. The Bison were followed by Norfolk State (116), Morgan State (89), Delaware State (59) and Coppin State (57) to round out the top five.
Earning points for Coach Don Cooper’s men on Tuesday were Kristopher Brown, who was second in the 60 meters in a time of 6.78, a season-best; third in the 200 meters with a 21.26 clocking, also a season-best, for a total of 14 points; the men’s 4x400m relay team, fourth in a season-best time of 3:17.54 for five points; Waddell Rembert-Jett, fifth in both the 200 meters (21.540), season-best showing, and the 60 meters (6.82) for eight points; Matron Thornton, fifth in the 800 meters (1:56.64), a season best for four points; and the 4000 Distance Medley Relay team, seventh for two points.
Women scoring on Tuesday included Cameran Gist, fourth in the triple jump (12.20m, 40-01.2 ft.), a season-best and five points; the 4x400m relay team, fourth (3:52.440, a season-best, for five points; and Debrielle Williams, seventh in the 800 meters for two points.
Earning second team All-MEAC honors were Dexter Ratliff, who was second in the weight throw on Monday, and Brown, who was also named to the third team. Performers finishing first, second and third all earned all-league honors