The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) 2018 & Field Championships. starts today through Saturday, and the Lady Hornets are ready for it. The competition takes place 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
The Hornet's Women Track and Field program finished in 10th place, scoring 31 total points at the MEAC Championships. Chloe Franks and Faleesha Dowe brought home the two medals for the Hornets squad.
Chloe Franks put on another sensational performance on her way to her second career silver medal (she won her first silver medal during the MEAC Indoor Championships earlier this year). Franks finished with a mark of 3.29 meters in the Pole Vault. Her performance gave DSU eight points in the event.
Faleesha Dowe set a DSU record with (4588 points) in the Heptathlon. Dowe's record setting performance gave her a third-place finish and brought home a bronze medal for the Hornets. In addition, she gave DSU six points in the event.
Omealla Gordon, and Precious Igwebuike scored points for the Lady Hornets, but did not medal.
Last Time Out...
Amber Conyers recorded a career best mark in the Long Jump. She leaped a distance of 5.70 meters. Conyers performance qualified her for the IC4A/ECAC “super conference” meet, she has already qualified for the MEAC Championships.
The Lady Hornets also competed in the Delaware Open last weekend.
Tiajah Robinson finished first in the High Jump with a distance of 1.49 meters.
Loren Harris placed in second in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.20 meters.
What to Watch for?
Egypt Parker is a person to look for during the Shot Put. Parker won bronze in the MEAC Indoor Championship with a mark of 14.19 meters. She has the sixth highest mark in the MEAC outdoor season for the shot put, at 13.41 meters.
Faleesha Dowe also won a bronze medal in the MEAC Indoor Championships in the Pentathlon with 3394 points and won bronze in the Heptathlon with 4588 points in last year’s MEAC Outdoor Championships. The Senior has four MEAC bronze medals in her career.
Katarzyna Rosikon has an outside shot of reaching the top three in the 5000 meters. She currently has the sixth fastest time in the MEAC for that event at 18-minutes-39.56 seconds.
Precious Igwebuike also has an outside shot at a medal in the Pentathlon. Last year she finished fifth in the Pentathlon with 4384 points. She ranks sixth in the MEAC this year with a performance at the New Captain Classics & Combined Events that gave her 4095 points.