XCountry Men Go After Second Straight Title NCATAGGIES.COM FRI, OCT 25
Shalah Means hopes to lead the women's cross country team their first MEAC Title. Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T men’s and women’s cross country teams return to Smyrna, Del., to make more history.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Cross Country Championships take place, Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Delaware State Outreach and Research Center. The men’s team is looking to defend its championship after winning it last season.
The women’s 5k race starts at 11 a.m., followed by the men’s 8k race at noon with the awards ceremony starting after the completion of the men’s race.
“Our men have been competing very well this season,” said N.C. A&T director of track and field programs, Duane Ross. “They understand what must happen in order to repeat as champions this season. If we perform like I know we can, I fully believe that our men can repeat. They’re focused and their preparation has been great this season.”
Men finished second, women only had two so not scored ... Really don't know how that works
I think you have to have 5 runners finish the race to score.
Correct the first five runners on a team score. Each runner that crosses the finish line scores their place for their team. The five runners' places are totaled and that is the score for that team (so if a team's runners placed 1, 8, 10, 15 and 18, their score ould be 52). The team with the lowest score wins.
Aggie Men Finish Second at MEAC Championships NCATAGGIES.COM Sat, Oct 26
SMYRNA, Del. – Seven North Carolina A&T cross country runners received All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) honors as the men’s team finished second and placed five in the top-10.
The Aggies were looking to defend its cross country title from last year but fell short to Norfolk State who placed the top three finishers. The Aggies streak of winning MEAC track championships ended at five straight.
“We are a little disappointed not defending our championship,” sophomore Regan Kimtai said. “But I have to accept the defeat and I’m planning for indoor and outdoor and the next cross country. We are going to bring back our titles.”
Four Spartans recorded the first five spots, but then five Aggies crossed the finish to make up the top-10 in the 8k event.
Kimtai led the Aggies with a six-place finish as he crossed the finish line in 25:49.92 followed by sophomore Morris Kimble who finished seventh in 26:07.57. Senior Mar’Quise McGee finished eighth in 26:16.80 and freshman Devon Williams finished ninth with a personal-best 26:34.59.