Coppin's Pitts wins 2 races in MEAC meet

April 18, 1993|By From Staff Reports

Diana Pitts won the 800- and 1,500-meter races for Coppin State at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference track and field championships yesterday in Tallahassee, Fla.

The junior, who missed the MEAC indoor championships in February because of a nagging hamstring injury, scored 20 of Coppin's 54 team points, which put the Eagles in sixth place.

Morgan State finished third with 62.5 points, led by Angela Bailey, who won the discus at 144 feet, 8 1/2 inches and placed third in javelin and fifth in shot put.

Florida A&M won the women's title with 114 points, followed by Maryland Eastern Shore with 84.5.

Pitts ran away from the field with times of 2 minutes, 8.76 seconds in the 800 and 4:35.19 in the 1,500. She broke the MEAC 1,500 record of 4:41.90, set by Florida A&M's Donya Andrews-Little in 1990.

The Eagles' Annette Williams finished third in the 1,500, and Twana Allen placed third in the 800 and 1,500.

In the men's division, Coppin placed fifth with 48 points behind Florida A&M (176 points). The Eagles were paced by Courtney Bennett, who won the 5,000.

The Eagles also took second through fourth in the 1,500, with Nicholas Eugene, Samuel Willoughby and Euan Hinds.

* At Emmitsburg, Mount St. Mary's senior Jackie Israel won the women's 100 and 200 races, qualifying for the ECAC Championships in both events, at the Mount Open.

Catonsville's ShaRon Edmonds was the meet's only three-time winner, as she captured 400 and the 100- and 400-meter hurdles.

The Mount's Eddison Toby won the men's intermediate hurdles and the long jump.


John Burns (Owings Mills) tied a school record with five hits and scored four runs and had five RBI to lead host UMBC (15-5, 7-4) to a 24-5 win over Liberty (8-16, 5-9) in a Big South Conference game.

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