LANDOVER, Md. (Feb. 15) – Florida A&M Women’s and Men’s Track teams both held the opening day lead at the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Championships after the first event, the 5,000 Meter Run.
In the Women’s Division, FAMU held a slim 15-14 lead over archrival Hampton, after Emmax Kiplagat ran away from the field in the Women’s 5,000 Meter Run. Kiplagat won the race in 17:23.48, well ahead of the two runners from Hampton, Janet Okeago (17:51.65) and Eusila Chepkemei (18:10.32).
Nancy Murgor ran fifth in 18:31.19, while Mercy Rotich finished eighth (19:08.19) for FAMU.
Hampton took a four-point lead over FAMU (19-15) getting fourth in the Women’s Long Jump, which was dominated by Bethune-Cookman(first and fifth) and North Carolina A&T(second and third).
In the Men’s Division, FAMU took the first round lead Thursday, scoring 18 points in the 5,000 Meter Run, on the strength of three Top Eight finishes, led by Festus Kemboi, who ran second (15:14.15), MEAC Cross Country Men’s champion David Too (3rd Place, 15:16.65) and Onesmus Kemboi(5th, 15:20.04).
Norfolk State (10 points) was in second, followed by Hampton and Bethune-Cookman (5points each) and Maryland-Eastern Shore (1).
Second round action begins Friday at 9:00 a.m. here at the Prince George’s Sports And Learning Complex, with the Heptathlon for Men and the Pentathlon for Women.
At 12 noon, Track and Field action resumes with prelims in the 60 meter hurdles for women and men, and the women’s high jump.
The final round begins here Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the Women’s Pole Vault.