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SMYRNA, Del. – Florida A&M broke a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) record with its fifth straight Women’s Cross Country championship on Saturday morning at the Delaware State University Outreach and Research Center.famu meac wxc162016 MEAC Women's Cross Country Champions
Florida A&M University

Florida A&M scored 53 points to win its ninth overall MEAC title and a MEAC-record fifthh in a row. The Lady Rattlers averaged a time of 18:52.52 on the 5K course and had all four runners finish inside the top 15.

“Last year we won our fourth in a row and set a FAMU record,” Lady Rattlers head coach Darlene Moore said. “In order to keep the kids from being complacent, we set the goal to go out there and set a MEAC record.”

Florida A&M’s Judith Kibii was named Outstanding Performer, and became the second Lady Rattler in school history to win the cross country championship after finishing first with a time of 18:02.60.

Coach Moore, of Florida A&M, was named Outstanding coach for the women for the fifth straight year.

Second-place honors went to Maryland Eastern Shore with 60 total points. Hampton (93), Bethune-Cookman (105) and Norfolk State (115) completed the top-five team finishes.

Complete Results

2016 MEAC Women’s Cross Country Championships Team Results

Team Points
1. Florida A&M 53
2. Maryland Eastern Shore 60
3. Hampton 93
4. Bethune-Cookman 105
5. Norfolk State 115
6. North Carolina A&T State 126
7. Morgan State 166
T8. Howard 244
T8. South Carolina State 244
10. Coppin State 251
11. Delaware State 299
12. North Carolina Central 314
13. Savannah State 383

2016 MEAC Women’s All-Conference Team
(Top-15 finishers)

Name Team Time
1. Judith Kibii Florida A&M 18:02.60
2. Jennaya Hield Maryland Eastern Shore 18:12.21
3. Deja Davis Bethune-Cookman 18:21.95
4. Marketa Marcanikova South Carolina State 18:31.43
5. Sharon Jerop Maryland Eastern Shore 18:34.24
6. Candice Higgins Norfolk State 18:38.79
7. Pollyanna Velasco Hampton 18:44.96
8. Nyajock Pan Bethune-Cookman 18:49.12
9. Emmax Kiplagat Florida A&M 18:52.59
10. Neus Quinonero Maryland Eastern Shore 18:58.50
11. Silvia Guerra Maryland Eastern Shore 19:00.60
12. Karen Escobedo Morgan State 19:01.62
13. Fridah Limo Florida A&M 19:05.85
14. Caroline Kiplagat Florida A&M 19:08.28
15. G’Jasmine Butler North Carolina A&T State 19:09.46

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