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Shuaib Winters closed out his FAMU career with a win in the Steeplechase
Shuaib Winters closed out his FAMU career with a win in the Steeplechase
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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Rattlers Take 5th In the 2012 MEAC Championship
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
GREENSBORO, NC (May 6) - Last year, the FAMU Rattlers men's track team finished ninth in the MEAC Outdoor Track Championship. Head coach Wayne Angel vowed at that time that the team would not be that low again. His words came to light as the Rattlers finished fitth in the 2012 MEAC Outdoor Championship, held at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.

Riding the strength of his distance runners, Angel's team pulled off two upsets. With the Norfolk State men's team dominating the conference in distance events, the Rattlers attacked that area and came away with two huge scores.

Freshman Elias Chesire, Angel's prize recruit, took first place in the 5000m run. Senior Shuaib Winters would match that with a win in the 3000m steeplechase. While the natural talent of these athletes was critical in the wins, the strategy Angel implemented was just as important.  Chesire was named the meet's Co-Outstanding Runner.

"We've seen Norfolk run over the last two years, and we understood their strategies. To counter that, we prepared to combat that strategy with our own and emerged victorious today," Angel said.

Chesire and Winters were both named to the All-MEAC first team, along with teammate Steve Emere, who took first place in the triple jump at 15.89m (52.01.75). Emere's leap was nearly three feet farther than the nearest competitor.

Elias Chesire was named MEAC Co-Outstanding Runner


Here are the final results for all events with FAMU athletes:

Triple Jump

1. Steve Emere 15.89m (52.01.75)

13. Timothy Upton 42.85m (140-07)
17. Charief lewis 42.10 (138-01)

4x100m Relay
7. (Phillps, Richey, Lewis, Emere) 40.87

4x400m Relay
11. (Morgan, Olivier, Richey, Deji) 3:16.60

1500m run
7. Elias Chesire 4:02.27
9. Shuaib Winters 4:04.55
16. Lamere Buchanon 4:16.95

5000m run
1. Elias Chesire 15:02.34
3. Shuaib Winters 15:13.07

3000m steeplechase
1. Shuaib Winters 9:30.57
2. Elias Chesire 9:30.73

5. Jean Leon 5,492



All-MEAC First Team

Nealie Whitt, North Carolina Central (DT); John James, Norfolk State (HJ); Elias Chesire,
Florida A&M (5000m); Martin Embry, Bethune-Cookman (Decathlon); Theo Duncan, Norfolk State (SP); Zackary Hasty, South Carolina State (LJ); Rico Taylor, Maryland Eastern Shore (4x100); Steve Emere, Florida A&M (TJ); Damian Miles, Maryland Eastern Shore (4x100); Andre Walsh, Maryland Eastern Shore (4x100); Marcus Wallace, Maryland Eastern Shore (4x100); Akeem Barthol, Bethune-Cookman (PV); James Taylor, Norfolk State (200m); Emmanuel Stewart, Morgan State (JT); Shuaib Winters, Florida A&M (300mSC); Stephen Bowe, Delaware State (4x400); Tariq Devore, Delaware State (4x400); Ryan Carter, Delaware State (4x400); Donte Holmes, Delaware State (800m, 4x400); Reggie Dixon, Hampton (100m); Marquis Holston, Norfolk State (400m); Keith Nkrumah, Norfolk State (400H, 110H)

All-MEAC Second Team

Emmanuel Stewart, Morgan State (DT); Rico Taylor, Maryland E. Shore (HJ); Jermol Dix, Maryland Eastern Shore (Decathlon); Dillion Simon, Maryland Eastern Shore (SP); Rashad Cannon, Norfolk State (LJ); Josef Tessema, Norfolk State (5000m); Earl House, North Carolina A&T (4x100), Jarrell Elliott, North Carolina A&T (4x100, 400m, 4x400); Darryl Williams, North Carolina A&T (4x100), Torrance Womack, North Carolina A&T (4x100, 100m); Pierre Strother, Bethune-Cookman (PV); Marquis Holston, Norfolk State (200m); Andre Walsh, Maryland Eastern Shore (400mH); Paris Simmons, North Carolina A&T (800m, 4x400); Ackeem Smith, Maryland Eastern Shore (110m); Javan Gray, Hampton (JT); Elias Chesire, Florida A&M (SC); D'Mitri Bouttry, North Carolina A&T (4x400);  Earl House, North Carolina A&T (4x400)

All-MEAC Third Team

Michael Mingo-Dabney, Norfolk State (DT); Willie Calvin, North Carolina Central (HJ); Nnamdi Davis, Bethune-Cookman (Decathlon); Jared Baldwin, North Carolina A&T (LJ); Shuaib Winters, Florida A&M (5000m); Lewis Shirima, Morgan State (PV); Earl House, North Carolina A&T (100m); Ryan Carter, Delaware State (400m); Kemar Clarke, Bethune-Cookman (110H); Vincent Rono, Norfolk State (SC); Jamar Jones, North Carolina Central (4x400); Jaye Pratt, North Carolina Central (4x400); Phillip Barren, North Carolina Central (4x400); Brandon Addison, North Carolina Central (4x400); Quinten Walker, Norfolk State (4x100); Marquis Holston, Norfolk State (4x100); James Taylor, Norfolk State (4x100); Kenneth Smith, Norfolk State (4x100); Torrance Womack, North Carolina A&T (200m); Jibri Victorian, Coppin State (400H); Zavior Brown, Maryland Eastern Shore (800m); Stefano Nardini, Hampton (JT)



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