Norfolk State Wins 2022 MEAC Men’s Cross Country Championship

By: MYRNA, Del., Oct. 29, 2022 – Norfolk State swept the top three spots to win the 2022 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s cross country championship on Saturday at the Delaware Strate Outreach & Research Center.
The Spartans won their third straight title and 15th overall.
Kenneth Giles was again named Outstanding Coach. Gidion Sigei, the MEAC’s fastest 8K runner this season, was named Outstanding Performer after winning individual gold with a time of 24:38.8. The Spartans were also second and third with Regan Kimtai (25:32.1) and 2021 individual champion Evans Cheruiyot (25:41.1).
The Spartans finished with just 21 points and also saw Brian Rotich (sixth, 26:24.9) and Isa Suleiman (ninth, 26:48.2) finish in the top 10.
Howard’s Adoade Adebiyi was fourth with a time of 25:58.1, and Tafari Stephenson was 10th after running a 27:00.4. Delaware State was paced by Devin Smith (fifth, 26:14.3), while Maryland Eastern Shore’s Nahom Ftwi (seventh, 26:34.0) and Morgan State’s Davian Gray (ninth, 26:37.2) also finished in the top 10.
Howard finished second with 59 points and Delaware State was third with 90 points.
The top 15 finishers were named All-MEAC.
Outstanding Performer: Gidion Sigei, Norfolk State
Outstanding Coach: Kenneth Giles, Norfolk State
Gidion Sigei, Norfolk State
Regan Kimtai, Norfolk State
Evans Cheruiyot, Norfolk State
Ayoade Adebiyi, Howard
Devin Smith, Delaware State
Brian Rotich, Norfolk State
Nahom Ftwi, Maryland Eastern Shore
Davian Gray, Morgan State
Isa Suleiman, Norfolk State
Rafari Stephenson, Howard
Mosa Aboeid, Delaware State
Emmanuel Paddyfote, North Carolina Central
Andrew Latimer, South Carolina State
Julian Lawson, Howard
Marsellis Davis, Howard

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