Aaron Chatman was the top

Jan. 24, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — With the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championships just weeks away, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) track teams will look to tune up for the all-conference matchup with separate meets in Virginia and Maryland. The men’s team will travel to Annapolis for the Navy Invitational while the ladies’ team will participate in the Captain’s Invite, hosted by Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.

The men’s team provided the lone UMES win at last week’s Great Dane Classic, with freshman Jared Kerr’s (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) performance in the long jump with a distance of 7.38 meters. The best runner at last week’s meet was senior Aaron Chatman (Waldorf, Md.) who earned a fourth place finish in the 400 meter dash with a season-best time of 48.41 seconds. Chatman also recorded a season-best time last week in the 200 meter dash with his time of 22.15 seconds. Other top performers include junior Dillon Simon (Pottersville, Dominica) placed second in the shot put with a distance of 18.01 meters, and freshman Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Malaga, Spain), who finished fourth in the 5000 meter run with his time of 15 minutes and 30.7 seconds.

For the Lady Hawks, they will be led by junior Gayon Evans (Clarendon, Jamaica) who placed sixth in the women’s 400 meter dash last Saturday in New York with her time of 56.72 seconds. In the field, graduate student Geranda Williams (Waldorf, Md.) placed her third consecutive top ten finish in the triple jump, placing ninth with a distance of 11.70 meters, just shy of the school record. The Lady Hawks also posted two solid finishes in relay races at the Great Dane Classic, with a seventh place finish in the 4x400 meter relay and a sixth place finish in the distance medley.



For a complete list of times, places and records for the 2014 Indoor Season, please be sure to visit the Indoor Track page and click on “Performance List”. 

This weekend represents the third and final trip for the men’s team to the Naval Academy, while the women will make their only trip to Virginia. It will also be the final time the two genders will travel to separate meets this year, as both teams will travel together for meets in New York over the following two weekends.  

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