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SMYRNA, Del., October 29, 2019 – Maryland Eastern Shore won the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Cross Country championship title on Saturday morning after placing five runners inside the top 15 at the Delaware State University Outreach and Research Center.umes meac mxc162016 MEAC Men's Cross Country Champions
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

 
The Hawks scored 38 points to edge Norfolk State (39 points) to capture its seventh overall MEAC title, the third straight. The Hawks averaged a time of 25:38.35 on the 8K course.
 
“Cross Country is a team sport and we did our research,” Hawks head coach Ernest Barrett said. “Norfolk State has a great team, but we have good chemistry and that is what led us today to victory.”
 
Maryland Eastern Shore’s Khali Rmidi Kinini set a MEAC record with his third straight championship victory and was named Outstanding Performer with a time of 24:27.88.
 
Coach Barrett, also of Maryland Eastern Shore, was named Outstanding Coach.
 
Second-place honors went to Norfolk State with 39 total points. North Carolina A&T State (84), Hampton (115) and Savannah State (145) completed the top-five team finishes.

Complete Results

2016 MEAC Men’s Team Results

Team Points
1. Maryland Eastern Shore 38
2. Norfolk State 39
3. North Carolina A&T State 84
4. Hampton 115
5. Savannah State 145
6. Bethune-Cookman 150
7. Coppin State 170
8. Delaware State 236
9. North Carolina Central 544
10. Howard 257
11. South Carolina State 295
Florida A&M ineligible  

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

Name Team Time
1. Khalil Rmidi Kinini Maryland Eastern Shore 24:27.88
2. Mark Blackmon Maryland Eastern Shore 24:49.07
3. Ronald Korir Norfolk State 25:02.95
4. Anteneh Girma Norfolk State 25:36.44
5. Darren White North Carolina A&T State 25:40.34
6. Felix Kiprotich Norfolk State 25:51.21
7. Xavier Walton Bethune-Cookman 25:59.40
8. Nassor Whitehead Maryland Eastern Shore 26:01.77
9. Festus Bett Norfolk State 26:05.70
10. Emmanuel Too Hampton 26:08.72
11. Hakeem Mustafaa North Carolina A&T State 26:11.37
12. Donovan Mundy Maryland Eastern Shore 26:16.52
13. Geoffrey McCullough Hampton 26:24.03
14. Mohamed Bah Howard 26:34.71
15. Jordan Leon Maryland Eastern Shore 26:36.48
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