Men's Track and Field

James & Ball Set New Personal Records at Florida Relays

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.
 
Michael James 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.
 
Ronaldo Ball 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 was 56th in the 800m event (1:55.48) and senior Alaric Coker was 58th (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 placed 12th 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 finished 20th 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.
 
RESULTS
100m
35. Joseph Amoah (10.60)
46. Haysean Cowie-Clarke (10.70)
 
200m Open
8. Joseph Amoah (21.01)
40. Haysean Cowie-Clarke (21.95)
49. Keshaun Hodges (22.34)
55. Martin Owusu-Antwi (22.85)
 
400m Open
29. Fabian Hayles (49.40)
 
800m
15. Michael James (1:49.16)
56. Mark London (1:55.48)
58. Alaric Coker (1:56.05)
 
1500m
27. Ronaldo Ball (3:54.18)
 
4x100m relay
17. Cowie-Clarke, Amoah, Lewis, Hodges (40.45)
 
4x200m relay
12. Lewis, Amoah, Hodges, Cowie-Clarke(1:24.88)
 
4x400m relay
 12. Amoah, Hayles, James, Coker (3:13.02)
 
4x800m relay
6. Coker, Ball, London, James (7:31.94)
 
Shot Put
20. Steven Thomas (14.43m)
 
Discus
-- Steven Thomas (FOUL)
 
Hammer
22. Steven Thomas (45.52m)
 
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