Track men take 2nd, women 3rd at Eastern Shore Invite
Junior Joshua Dacres punched his ticket to the MEAC Championships and won the 200 meter dash at Saturday's Eastern Shore Invite
Junior Joshua Dacres punched his ticket to the MEAC Championships and won the 200 meter dash at Saturday's Eastern Shore Invite
Feb. 3, 2018

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PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland Maryland Eastern Shore track & field completed the Eastern Shore Invite Saturday (Feb. 3) with a second place finish for the men and a third place finish for the women. Along the way the Hawks sent four more representatives to the MEAC Championship, won seven events, and set 14 new personal records.

Sophomore Neus Quinonero (Valencia, Spain) won the 800 meter run and will return to Landover by running a time of 2:17.67. She will be joined by freshman Jessica Roney (Windsor Mill, Maryland), who qualified with a time of 8.94 seconds in the 60 hurdles.

The men will also send two athletes to MEAC’s. Junior Joshua Dacres (Yorktown Heights, New York) finished the 60 dash in 6.99 seconds, and freshman Ngoy Yamitshi (Germantown, Maryland) earned his first postseason qualification, running a 1:56.33 in the 800 meter run.

Quinonero’s victory in the 800 was one of seven on the day for the Hawks. All wins came in either dashes or relays. Sophomore Summer Fields (Baltimore, Maryland) won the women’s 60 in 7.85 seconds, and senior Luan Gabriel (Roseau, Dominica) took the top spot with a 25.64 second running of the 200 dash. Dacres earned a win in the men’s 200 at 22.03 seconds, and senior Donovan Mundy (Jacksonville, Florida) finished the 800 meter in 1:55.78 to earn his second win in that event.

Both the men and women had 4x400 squads take home a first place prize. The women hustled around the track in 4:00.35, while the men blazed to a time of 3:24.63.

Personal records were set by ten Hawks in 14 events. Fields, along with freshmen Christina Cropper (Wilmington, Delaware), Benita Kiabilua (Pretoria, South Africa) and Timothy Brice (Randallstown, Maryland) set PR’s in multiple events. The most personal records were set in the women’s 200, where five different Hawks ran a new top time.

Salisbury swept both the men’s and women’s meet. Delaware State took second on the women’s side, followed by The Shore, Wesley College, and the University of the District of Columbia. Wesley took third in the men’s meet, followed by Delaware State

The Eastern Shore Invite concludes the indoor regular season. The MEAC Championship begins on February 15th.


 

 

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