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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Howard’s Clyburn, Saalih Earn MEAC Track Honors

Howard’s Clyburn, Saalih Earn MEAC Track Honors
Pair of Bison recognized for tremendous efforts
(Photo Credit – Howard Athletics)

NORFOLK, Va. (January 8, 2020) – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference unveiled its indoor track and field weekly honors where Howard University sophomore hurdler Darian Clyburn (Louisville, Ky.) and junior sprinter Ameenah Saalih (Willingboro, N.J.) earned recognition for their tremendous performances at the George Mason Father Diamond Invitational. The announcement came Wednesday morning.

Clyburn won MEAC Male Track Athlete of the Week while Saalih took home the conference’s female track athlete of the week.

The Louisville native won the 60-meter hurdles, turning in a MEAC-best 8.03 mark, which currently ranks tied for 24th in the nation.

Saalih set a new school record in the women’s 60-meter dash, winning gold with a 7.54 time. For her efforts, the New Jersey product has the fastest MEAC time this season, which also ranks tied for 24th in the country.

Other notable Bison performances included junior Nathaniel Are (Chicago) winning the triple jump, leaping 13.72 meters, and freshman De’ja Dade (Dallas) placing second in the high jump with a MEAC qualifying mark of 1.60 meters.

Norfolk State’s freshman Anthony Giacchetta earned MEAC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors while teammate sophomore Arieana Parker was named MEAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week.

To view this week’s MEAC weekly honors, please click here.

Friday (Jan. 10), Howard travels to the Big Apple, New York City, for the HBCU Battle at the Track.

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