Hawk men tied for lead at MEAC’s, Women sixth
Khalil Rmidi Kinini won the 5000 meter run at MEAC's for the third straight year
Feb. 16, 2017


LANDOVER, Maryland – After the first day of the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Maryland Eastern Shore men stand in a tie for first place with 17 points, while the women placed sixth with two points.

All of the Hawks’ points came in the 5000 meter run. Senior Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Malaga, Spain) won the men’s event for the third year in a row, fending off a couple of challengers to finish with a time of 14:59.30. He earned ten points for the win, and was joined in the scoring by juniors Oussama Chouati (Manresa, Spain) and Stanley Meli (Eldoret, Kenya). Chouati came in fourth place with a time of 15:13.44 to score five points, and Meli set a personal record with a time of 15:21.04 to finish seventh and earn two points.

On the women’s side, freshman Sharon Jerop (Eldoret, Kenya) came in seventh in the 5K with a time of 19:05.51 to become the lone Hawk to score points for the ladies.

The Maryland Eastern Shore men are currently tied with North Carolina A&T State for first with Norfolk State and Savannah State trailing close behind. Florida A&M leads the women’s meet with 25 points.



The meet resumes Saturday morning at nine and will continue throughout the day.

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