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MEAC Announces Weekly Cross Country Honors, presented by Coca-Cola

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 7, 2022Howard senior Ayoade Adebiyi was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), the conference office announced today. Howard senior Melanie White was named Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week.

Adebiyi (Sr., Virginia Beach, Va.) broke his own 5K school record at the Mount 5K Duals this past weekend, clocking in at 15:56.40 to finish fifth in the individual standings. He bested his own program record and personal-best mark by 17 seconds.

White (Sr., Orlando, Fla.) led the Bison to the Mount 5K Duals team title this past weekend, a meet in which Howard placed three runners in the top 10 and four in the top 15. She won the individual title along the way, completing the 5K course in a personal-best 19:13.4.

Other Top Performers

Rachel Field (Morgan State) ran a 15:16.3 over 4K at the Spider Alumni Open to lead the Lady Bears, coming in 57th.

Davian Gray (Morgan State) ran a 19:47.3 over 6K to finish ninth in the Spider Alumni Open.

Mercyline Kimaiyo (Norfolk State) was 22nd at the Spider Alumni Open with a 14:11.8 over 4K.

Gidion Sigei (Norfolk State) was 12th at the Spider Alumni Open, completing the 6K course in 18:15.5 to lead the Spartans.

Jada Banks (South Carolina State) came in 15th at the Buccaneer Open, completing the 4K course in 19:56.8.

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