Leading the Lady Rattlers' way was Chandelic Jackson who took second place in the 5,000m run with a time of 18:37.04. On Jackson's heels was teammate Nadine Mulvaney. Mulvaney and Jackson battled down the stretch as Mulvaney finished in 18:37.04, less than a second behind Jackson. The one-two punch provided the biggest boost in points on day one for the Lady Rattlers.
In the long jump the Lady Rattlers scored as Nakia Linson and Kinnesha Jones took fifth and seventh place respectively. Linson carded a leap of 5.59m (18-04.25), while Jones' best was 5.46m (17-11.00).
With the first day's events completed, here are the current standings:
1. Florida A&M 20
2. Hampton 16
3. Norfolk State 14
4. B-CU 10
5. NCA&T 8
6. Coppin State 5
7. Savannah State 4
8. South Carolina State 1
The meet continues tomorrow at 9 a.m. Live stats can be found on the official site of the MEAC at www.MEACSports.com.