LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 22, 2019—After an action-packed second day of the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex on Friday, the Florida A&M women and the Bethune-Cookman men led their respective divisions.
After two days, Florida A&M holds a slim lead in the women’s team standings with 62.5 points. Bethune-Cookman sits in second with 57 points, while two-time defending champion North Carolina A&T State is third with 30 points.
Florida A&M’s Taylor Gorum, who last year was the MEAC champion in the shot put, won the women’s weight throw title on Friday with a MEAC-record mark of 19.11 meters (62 feet, 8.5 inches).
Saturday’s events will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the women’s pole vault. Running events begin at 12:30 p.m. with the women’s mile. FloSports will broadcast the championship meet live beginning at 12:15 p.m. EST.
At 9 a.m., the MEAC and Howard University will hold the 5K Run/Walk to Cure Sickle Cell, featuring Howard president Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick. Register to take part here and donate to the Howard University Hospital Center for Sickle Cell Disease here.
For more on the 2019 MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, please visit the Championship Central page at www.MEACSports.com.