LANDOVER, Md. (Feb. 11, 2017) – Freshman Chloe Franks and Senior Omealla Gordon had stellar performances in the MEAC Championships, as they brought home medals for the Lady Hornets.
Franks won a silver medal in the Pole Vault. She thrusted herself over a vault bar towering 3.37 meters in the air. She lost to the defending champion Morgan Knight. Knight cleared the bar at 3.52 meters on her last attempt, taking home the gold medal for the North Carolina A&T Aggies.
The freshman’s second place finish scored eight points for the Lady Hornets. For the second straight year, they finished the weekend in tenth place, scoring a total of 21 points.
Gordon won a bronze medal in the women’s 400-meter race. The senior finished with a time of 56.53 seconds to grab six points for her team.
The quartet of Faleesha Dowe, Omealla Gordon, Cydney Franks, and Leah White finished with a time of 3-minutes-54.14 seconds in the 4x400 meter relay. Their performance was good enough for eighth place and garnered the team an additional point to their total score.
The men finished the MEAC Conference Championships in 12th place (7 points).
Gerald Amobi Kendall Leach, Kiyair Lambert and Cameron Burgess clocked in at 3:19.90 a fifth-place finish in the 4x400 relay. The performance gave the Hornets all four of their points during the final day of competition.
The indoor season is over. The men’s and women’s outdoor season kicks off March 18th. They will travel to Richmond, Va. For the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invitational.