Hosted by the North Carolina A&T Aggies, the Delaware State track & field program will head to Greensboro, N.C. for the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships. The festivities will begin Thursday with the men's decathlon events, while the final day of competition will conclude Saturday (9 a.m.) with the men's pole vault, javelin and triple jump.
A Look Back
Delaware State finished in 12th place (5 points) in last season's MEAC Outdoor Championships
Elijah Agwu scored all five points for the Hornets. Agwu placed in fifth, with a mark of 49.05 meters in the Javelin throw. His performance in that event scored four points for the Hornets team score. He added one more with an eighth-place finish in the Discus throw, he recorded a throw that traveled 40.84m.
Last Time Out...
Kiyair Lambert finished second in his heat at the historic Penn Relays. Lambert had a recorded time of 53.52 seconds in the 400 hurdles. His time in the event was a career best, and it qualified him for the MEAC Championships.
The Hornets 4 x 400 relay team (Cameron Burgess Kiyair Lambert, Gerald Amobi, and Kendall Leach) also finished second in their heat, with a recorded time of 3-minutes-12.70 seconds.
They finished with an even better time in the 4 x 400 relay college race, with a time of 3:09.78. Their time was only good enough to finish fourth in their heat, however it is the fastest time among MEAC relay teams this season.
What to Watch for?
As previously mentioned the Hornets 4 x 400 relay team enters the competition with the fastest time in the MEAC. The quartet of Cameron Burgess, Kiyair Lambert, Gerald Amobi, and Kendall Leach, have their eyes set on a gold medal.
Aran Lee also has a shot at being on the podium. Lee heads to Greensboro with the conference's third best performance in the javelin throw. He recorded a throw of 50.29 meters at the Towson Invitational, last month.
Adam Funkhouser has an outside shot at medaling as well. Funkhouser has the conferences fifth best performance in the pole vault, with a mark of 3.80 meters. He reached that distance a few weeks ago at the 2017 Colonial Relays.