The Hornets are ready to participate in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) 2018 & Field Championships. The competition starts today through Saturday, at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C.

The festivities begin today, starting with the with the decathlon, while the final day of competition will conclude Saturday (9 a.m.) with the pole vault, javelin and triple jump.

A Look Back

Last year DSU finished in 12th place, scoring 21 points at the MEAC Outdoor Championships. This was a marked improvement for the Hornets, two year ago the team only scored five points.

The highest scoring event for the Hornets came in the 4 X 400 relay. The foursome of Cameron Burgess, Kiyair Lambert, Laray Smith, and Kendall Leach finished in second place, with a recorded time of 3-minutes-11.21 seconds. Their performance earned them a silver medal and scored eight points for DSU.

Aran Lee had a career best performance in the Javelin event. He tossed the Javelin 51.03 meters through the air. His mark was good enough to finish third and win a bronze medal. In addition, he scored six points for the Hornets.

Adam Funkhouser, Kiyair Lambert, and the 4 x 100 relay team added points to DSU’s overall score but did not medal.

Last Time Out...

Delaware State’s men program finished tenth in the Sprint Medley Relay at the Penn Relays. Their relay team of Julius Allen, Edwin Rosembert, Kavante Dawson, and Gerald Amobi crossed the finish line in 3:30.75.

They also competed in the Delaware Open last weekend.

Kavante Dawson (55.85 seconds) and Trenson Terry (56.77 seconds) finished first and second respectively in the 400 hurdles.

What to Watch for?

Robert Duncan is the favorite to win gold in the Discus. Duncan only finished in tenth place in the MEAC Outdoor Championships last year with a distance of 43.53 meters.

However, he ranks first amongst all MEAC performers this season in the Discus, after he set a career high mark of 48.26 meters.

Aran Lee had a distance of 51.03 (career high) meters in the Javelin at last year’s MEAC Outdoor Championships. His performance gave him a bronze medal. He is looking to improve on that this season.

Lee’s highest mark this season is 49.87 meters, which is the third highest in the MEAC this season.  

Adam Funkhouser, should be able to provide points, and possibly make it to the podium as well. He has the fifth best distance in the MEAC Outdoor Performance List this season with a distance of 4.25 meters.

Funkhouser won silver in the MEAC Indoor Championships with a vault of 4.27 meters (a career high).

 

Delaware State men's outdoor track