MEAC announces top track and field athletes

NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman’s Tremayne Banks and teammate Tristie Johnson were chosen as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Track Athletes Bethune-Cookman’s Ed’Ricus Williams and Hampton’s Teiara Denmark were named the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday.

Banks, a junior from Fort Lauderdale, finished third in the 110m hurdles at the University of North Florida (UNF) Invitational and the South Florida Multi-Cultural Games. Banks set a new personal best with a time of 13.77, and finished first in the 400m hurdles at the UNF Invitational.

Johnson, a sophomore from Jacksonville, set a personal best in the 100m, with a time of 11.39, and a season-best 23.18 in the 200m at the UNF Invitational and the South Florida Multi-Cultural Games. At the UNF Invitational, Johnson finished first in the 100m and 200m, second in the 4x400m, and third in the 4x100m. At the South Florida Multi-Cultural Games, she finished first in the 4x100m and second in the 100m.

Williams, a freshman from Warrenton, Ga., won the high jump at the UNF Invitational with a jump of 7-00 ft. (2.14m), moving to 37th nationally and marking a personal best.

Denmark, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., finished eighth in the long jump, with a flight of 19-5.5 (5.93m), at the Penn Relays.



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