HORNETS SET MEAC 1600-METER RELAY RECORD
Courtesy: DSU Athletic Media Relations  
Release: 02/20/2011
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Leslie Murray, Ryan Carter, Kelli Thibou, Donte Holmes
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Landover, Md. (Feb. 20, 2011) --- Delaware State University set a new Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference indoor record in the men's 1600-meter relay during the conference championship meet at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Center this weekend.

The Hornet team of Leslie Murray, Kelli Thibou, Tariq Devore and Donte Holmes captured the school's third straight MEAC 1600-meter indoor championship with a record-setting time of 3-minutes-14.89 seconds. The previous record of 3:15.00 was set by DSU's 2008 championship team.

Delaware State was fourth in the 2011 MEAC championship team standings with 49 points. Norfolk State won its sixth consecutive title with 200 points.

DSU's Donte Holmes captured his fourth straight MEAC indoor 800-meter championship with a time of 1:52.81, just shy of his conference record time of 1:51.59 in 2009. Delaware State's Kelli Thibou was second in the 800 with a time of 1:53.78.

Delaware State also took second place in the distance medley relay. The team of Holmes, Devore, Thibou and Kouri Falconer posted a time of 10:18.32, trailing only Norfolk State (10:17.17) in the race.

Murray also earned six points for the Hornets with a third place finish in the 400-meter dash (48.49 sec.).


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