Cynthia Anais

Feb. 19, 2012

Princess Anne, Md. --The University of Maryland Eastern Shore finishes second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. The women's team finished with a total of 121 points, while the men took second with 93.50 points. Cynthia Anais set a new MEAC record in the one-mile run for Hawks.

Lenora Firmin-Guion finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.58, and placed second in the 400-meter dash in 54.55. Cynthia Anais won the gold medal in the 800-meter run with her first place time of 2:08.37. Fellow runners Eunice Jones, Annis Mars and Latitia Salley finished in the top 10 with their times of 2:14.09, 2:17.23 and 2:17.85, respectively.

Anais would return to the winner's stand with her first place finish in the one-mile run, finishing the race in 4:59.33. Her time would set a MEAC Indoor record in the event. Anais also took first place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:16.00.

The Hawks 4x400-meter relay team of Firmin-Guion, Mars, Salley and Kenesha Abrams finished second with its time of 3:48.46. Mars, Jones, Anais and Jennell Wade teamed together to take gold in the distance medley finishing in a time of 12:04.01.

Chelsea Lowe finished in the top three with her 3.34-meter vault in the women's pole vault. Geranda Williams competed well, taking fourth place in the triple jump. Williams finished with a distance of 11.80 meters.



Williams would finish third in both the 60-meter hurdles and long jump pentathlon events. Williams had a time of 9.07 in the 60m and distance of 5.33 meters in the long jump.

Vanessa Henry continued her dominance by winning the shot put with a commanding toss of 15.29 meters. Teammate Lexia Robinson finished fourth with a distance of 13.48 meters. Robinson would finish second in the weight throw (18.09 meters), with Henry placing third in the event with a throw of 17.94 meters.

On the men's side Andre Walsh took fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.85, and second in the 200-meter dash with time a 21.45. Zavior Brown won first place with his time of 1:53.89 in the 800-meter run.

Ackeem Smith finished first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.96. The Hawks' Walsh, Brown, Kraig Webb and Marcus Wallace took fifth place in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:17.82.

Rico Taylor had a fourth place finish in the high jump with his height of 2.01 meters. Owen Cain also competed, finishing with a 2.01-meter jump. Cain would finish second in the long and triple jumps. Cain finished with a 6.86-meter distance in the long jump, and 15.29 in the triple jump.

Jermol Dix won the men's heptathlon with a total of 4,550 points for the Hawks. Dix took first place in the 60-meter hurdles and long jump. In the 60m, Dix had a time of 6.87 while jumping a distance of 6.34 in the long jump.

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