Track and Field Spartans prepping for MEAC Championship

MEAC track and fieldby Jessica Toliver

As Indoor track season slowly comes to an end, and preparing for MEAC starts, Norfolk State University track and field teams have been reaching for one goal, and that is to win. With a total of eight competition meets and three more to go, NSU men and women track and field teams have been prepping by practicing for two hours every day indoors and outdoors bracing themselves for the upcoming championship.

Assistant coaches Malcom Watts, Serge Bengono, and Jerry Price also are making sure that everyone’s eating healthy while priming for what they like to call “The Super Bowl” for college indoor track and field.

“We just want everyone on our team healthy and well-prepared for the upcoming
competition,” said girls’ Head Coach Ronda Berard.

The MEAC Track and Field Indoor Championship will be held in Landover, Maryland on Feb. 11-13. Norfolk State University will be competing against Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University and nine other universities in the Division 1 MEAC Championship. During the MEAC competition, there are a total of 43 events that are going to be happening back-to-back for three days.

Steve Coles, a senior sprinter and captain of the NSU track team, expressed how hard the team has been working and pushing to make it to the championship.

“We have been practicing all season to win the MEAC Indoor Championship and that’s what we are going to do, win!” Head Coach Kenneth Giles said.

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