SMYRNA, Del. – David Too of Florida A&M was named Most Outstanding Performer at the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship here Saturday morning, after winning individual gold with a time of 24:48.80, at the Delaware State University Outreach & Research Center.
Too had 20 seconds on second place – but the Men’s team champion Norfolk State Spartans claimed the second through fifth spots in the running order. Anteneh Girma was second with a 25:08.40, while Bill Kemboi was third (25:14.50), Ronald Korir came in fourth (25:19.40) and Felix Kiprotich (25:35.70) was fifth.
Also finishing in the Top 15 for FAMU were brothers Onesmus Kemboi and Festus Kemboi,.
FAMU's fourth runner, Boniface Mutai suffered an injury early on, and was unable to finish, which changed the entire complexion of the race for the Rattlers. Mutai had been an integral part of the FAMU Men's resurgence this year.
The Spartans had 25 points in winning their 12th title overall – and their first since 2011. Kenneth Giles was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Coach, as his Norfolk State team averaged a 25:29.00 over the 8K course.
Maryland Eastern Shore came in second with 84 points, while Bethune-Cookman recorded 111 points to finish third. Florida A&M, North Carolina A&T State, Savannah State, Hampton, Howard, Delaware State, Coppin State, South Carolina State and North Carolina Central rounded out the team standings.
The top 15 finishers were named All-MEAC.
Most Outstanding Performer: David Too, Florida A&M
Most Outstanding Coach: Kenneth Giles, Norfolk State
All-MEAC Top 15
David Too, Florida A&M
Anteneh Girma, Norfolk State
Bill Kemboi, Norfolk State
Ronald Korir, Norfolk State
Felix Kiprotich, Norfolk State
Onesmus Kemboi, Florida A&M
Oussama Chouati, Maryland Eastern Shore
Emmanuel Too, Hampton
Daniel Kiptoo, Bethune-Cookman
Festus Kemboi, Florida A&M
Festus Bett, Norfolk State
Mohamed Bah, Howard
Hakeem Mustafaa, North Carolina A&T State
Xavier Walton, Bethune-Cookman
Mar’Quise McGee, North Carolina A&T State