GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
Seniors Michael James
and Ronaldo Ball
both set personal best records at the Florida Relays on Friday, March 31st
at the Percy Beard Track. Coppin State's 4x200 meter relay team excelled by setting a new school record in the event.
After their third outdoor meet of the 2017 season, Coppin State men's track and field has 12 top-10 rankings on the MEAC outdoor performance list. James, Ball and the men's 4x400 meter relay team climbed the list with great performances over the weekend.
set a new personal record in the men's 800 meter run at 1:49.16 placing 15th
in the event. James has the top time in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in the 800 meters while ranking 27th
in the nation.
ran a new personal record with a time of 3:54.18 competing in the men's 1500 meter run at the Percy Beard Track. Ball has the second fastest time in the event amongst the conference. Junior Mark London
in the 800m event (1:55.48) and senior Alaric Coker
(1:56.05). London's time ranks 15th
in the conference.
Freshman Joseph Amoah
and senior Haysean Cowie-Clarke
ran the Eagles fastest times in the men's 100 meter dash of the season. Amoah placed 35th
with a time of 10.60 recording the 9th
fastest time in the conference and ranks 53rd
in the nation. Cowie-Clarke was 46th
with a time of 10.70. Amoah continued his success in the men's 200 meter open placing eighth out of 58 runners.
Coppin State's 4x200 meter relay team posted a new school outdoor record. The team of freshman Aaron Lewis
, Joseph Amoah
, senior Keshaun Hodges
, and Haysean Cowie-Clarke
clocked in at 1:24.88 beating the previous record of 1:25.21 ran back in the 2014 season. Three of four Coppin State relay teams set the fastest team times of the season in their events at the Florida Relays.
The men's 4x400 meter relay team of Amoah, senior Fabian Hayles
, Michael James
and Alaric Coker
with a time of 3:13.02. Their time ranks second in the MEAC. The men's 4x800 meter relay team of Coker, Ronaldo Ball
, Mark London
and James placed sixth with a time of 7:31.94. CSU's 4x200 meter relay team placed 12th
with a time of 1:24.88.
Sophomore thrower Steven Thomas
in the shot put (14.43m) and 22nd
in the hammer (45.52m) events.
Coppin State men's track and field team heads to Fairfax, VA for their next meet on Saturday, April 8th
at the George Mason Spring Invitational.
35. Joseph Amoah
46. Haysean Cowie-Clarke
8. Joseph Amoah
40. Haysean Cowie-Clarke
49. Keshaun Hodges
55. Martin Owusu-Antwi
29. Fabian Hayles
15. Michael James
56. Mark London
58. Alaric Coker
27. Ronaldo Ball
17. Cowie-Clarke, Amoah, Lewis, Hodges (40.45)
12. Lewis, Amoah, Hodges, Cowie-Clarke(1:24.88)
12. Amoah, Hayles, James, Coker (3:13.02)
6. Coker, Ball, London, James (7:31.94)
20. Steven Thomas
-- Steven Thomas
22. Steven Thomas