Howard Men’s Track & Field Competes at the Navy Invitational II
                             

 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (February 1, 2020) – Howard University men’s track and field squad competed at the Navy Invitational II in nearby Annapolis, Md., where they secured three more spots at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Indoor Championships.

 

“We were very happy to get a chance to compete close to home this weekend before our big trip next week,” said Howard Director of Track & Field David Oliver after Saturday’s meet. “It was great to see our Howard administrators supporting the squad and getting an invite to compete at The Naval Academy is a big honor. We definitely represented ourselves well.”

Howard University sophomore Aariq Nixon qualified for the MEAC Indoor Championships in the 800-meter (Photo Credit – Megan Raymond)

In the men’s 200-meter dash, freshman Richard Ninamou (Louisville) and sophomore Kameron Davis (Miami) finished second (22.01) and third (22.07), respectively, with MEAC qualifying times.

 

Second-year runner Aariq Nixon (Baltimore) dominated his heat and led wire-to-wire in the men’s 800-meter run. The Baltimore product recorded a 1:54.91 mark while advancing to Landover.

 

Other notable performance on the track included sophomore Jermanie Byrd (Miami) placing third in the men’s 60-meter hurdles, clocking in a split second faster than Navy’s Hunter Wargo with an 8.30 (8.294) time.

 

In the field, newcomer Nnamdi Olebara (Bowie, Md.) continues to impress in his first year as a Bison. The Maryland native took third overall in the men’s shot put, tossing over 48 feet (14:65 meters).

 

“We finished in podium positions in quite a few events, but the young squad had a very an up and down day,” Director Oliver continued. “That’s expected growing pains when we’re trotting out a team of freshmen and sophomores.”

 

Next weekend (Feb. 7-8), the Bison will journey to Columbia, S.C. for the South Carolina Invitational, hosted by the Gamecocks.

 

For more information, visit the Bison Athletics website at www.HUBison.com.

(This story is courtesy of Howard University Athletics)

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