Khalil Rmidi Kinini
Senior looking to finish career on top
Senior looking to finish career on top
30 females and 28 males recognized by the conference for their dedication inside the classroom
Rmidi leads men to fourth place finish, Halmon is top women's runner
Eastern Shore's once in a lifetime distance runner prepares for the final leg of his career.
Senior Khalil Rmidi Kinini becomes first Maryland Eastern Shore runner to race at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Maryland Eastern Shore's men cross country team won its third straight conference title; women took second place.
The women's team won the event while Khalil Rmidi Kinini won as an individual and the men's team took second place.
2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)
The men's team won its second straight cross country championship while the women earned a solid runner up finish.
2016 Cross Country: Became first Hawk in school history to compete at NCAA Nationals following stellar senior season … won the 2016 Men’s Cross Country Championship as an individual, receiving his third straight Most Outstanding Runner Award … took fifth at the Mid-Atlantic Regional to qualify for Nationals … finished 218th with a time of 31:55.8 at Nationals … including MEAC’s, Rmidi Kinini won four races and took a runner up position at Princeton … his Princeton time was his fastest for an 8k at 24:02.9.
2017 Indoor Track: Won his third straight Most Outstanding Runner Award at the MEAC Championships after winning three individual events and assisting in a relay win … broke two of his own school records, with times of 4:05.08 to win the mile race at Villanova and 8:04.28 in the 3000 meter run … qualified to the IC4A Championships in four events (800, Mile, 3000, 5000) … ranked 9th among IC4A competitors in the 3000 meter run and 57th nationally … also ranked 18th in the IC4A for the 5K, 26th in the mile, and 42nd in the 800 meter … was tops in the MEAC for three events … victorious in 11 of the 16 races (individual and relay) that he competed in.
2017 Outdoor Track: Recipient of the Maryland Eastern Shore Male Athlete of the Year award for the second straight year … capped off a spectacular Hawk career with a Most Outstanding Runner award at MEAC’s and a trip to the NCAA Nationals in Eugene, Oregon … qualified for Nationals in the 3000 meter steeplechase, where he placed 24th against strong competition … reset the school record in the steeplechase at the NCAA Preliminaries, finishing ninth with a time of 8:46.62 … broke another school record with a time of 3:46.70, winning the 1500 meter run at the Virginia Grand Prix … won three individual events (1500, 5000 and 3000 steeplechase) at MEAC’s to earn his Most Outstanding Runner Award – his ninth out of 12 championships … set a personal record in the 800 meter run with a winning time of 1:52.02 at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic … ranked 24th nationally in the steeplechase, along with 13th in the NCAA East and 3rd in the IC4A … earned the top time in the MEAC for the 1500m, 5000m and 3000 steeplechase … claimed victory in nine individual races during the season, along with an impressive runner up spot in the 5000m at the prestigious Florida Relays.
2015 Cross Country: Was named the 2015-16 UMES Male Athlete of the Year after sweeping MVP honors for cross country, indoor track and outdoor track ... won four of the six races he competed in duirng the cross country season ... led the way at the MEAC Championships with a time of 25:00.50 to win the 8k race ... also won the UMES Lid-Lifter, Del State Invite and DSU Farm Run ... finished sixth at the Princeton Invitational 6k at a span of 24:09.2 ... finished the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional in 32:19.41 to come in 61st, the best time for a Hawk in that event.
High School/Club:competed in track and cross country in high school...won silver medals twice and placed 3rd at World Junior Championships in 2012 ... member of C.A. Playas de Castellon, where he placed third at a European Club Championship.
Personal:born August 16, 1995...son of Mohamed Rmidi and Najat Kinini...has a sister Ines and a brother Oussama....marketing major at UMES...pregame routine includes placing his spikes on the inverse side of the bag and praying...best personal sports moment is when he qualified to the World Cross Country Championships in 2012...his coach in Spain is his person who influenced him most...plans to go to graduate school and work in a Sports Business upon graduation...his favorite saying is "You don't deserve things, you earn them"...hobbies include listening to music...favorite move is V for Vendetta...personal athletic goals is to qualify to the World Junior Championships in Eugene on July 2014...athletic goals before graduation is to win the ring for the MEAC championships and make the NCAA championships...
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