Rmidi Kinini ends college career with 24th place in Oregon
Rmidi Kinini closed one of the greatest chapters in Maryland Eastern Shore track & field history on Wednesday
June 7, 2017

EUGENE, Oregon — Maryland Eastern Shore senior runner Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Malaga, Spain) finished his collegiate racing career at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Oregon on Wednesday. He placed 24th in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:32.84.

At the outset, the Hawk kept pace with top level competition, running in the middle of the pack during the first half of the race. However, he began to drop back at the midway point and was unable to reestablish his presence with the top of the pack.

It was arguably one of the most challenging races Rmidi Kinini ran in his career. In order to become one of the top 12 qualifiers, he would have had to school record time by more than two seconds.

Although the race ends his season with a disappointment, Rmidi Kinini leaves behind a legacy that has been well documented, which was highlighted by a pair of Maryland Eastern Shore Male Athlete of the Year awards, three MEAC championship, and nine MEAC Most Outstanding Runner awards.

Wednesday’s race concluded the 2016-17 athletic calendar for Maryland Eastern Shore. The 2017-18 track season begins with the men’s quest for a fourth consecutive MEAC cross country title in September.   



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