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FAMU'S DAVID TOO TOP RUNNER AT MEAC CROSS COUNTRY
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
Release:10/28/2017

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.

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

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

 


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