The Norfolk State University men’s track and field team won the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Indoor Track and Field title Saturday afternoon at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md.
On the men’s side, The Spartans captured their seventh consecutive and ninth overall MEAC indoor crown with a total of 161.50 points. Maryland Eastern Shore was second with 93.50 points and North Carolina A&T was third with 69 points.
Spartans’ Head Coach Kenneth Giles was named the Outstanding Coach for the seventh straight year. “The coaching staff did an outstanding job with the team,” said Giles. “We have an experienced team and the student-athletes did what they were expected to do. Now, we have to get ready for nationals and the outdoor season.”
UMES’ Owen Cain, tallied 19 points and was named the Outstanding Field Performer, while Norfolk State’s Josef Tessema recorded 32.50 points to earn the Outstanding Runner Performer award for the second straight year.
It was a record setting day in men’s action as NSU’s Sean Holston ran a time of 47.24 to finish in first place in the 400m dash. His time set a new meet record eclipsing his previous mark of 47.44 that he earned a year ago. Holston also posted a meet record in the 200m dash with a time of 21.08. The previous record of 21.32 was also previously held by Holston in 2010.
NSU also set a record in the men’s 4x400m relay race with a time of 3:14.24. Delaware State held the previous time of 3:15.00 which was set in 2008.
For the latest on the 2012 MEAC Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, log on to www.MEACsports.com.