COLUMBIA, S.C. – Amadou Ba won a pair of events while Joseph Manu and Abayie Opuni triumphed in their respective sprinting events to lead the Coppin State men’s track team at the Wees Baskin Invitational over the weekend at Cregger Track.
Making his outdoor debut at Coppin, Ba won the 800m in 1:53.65 and the 1,500m in 4:03.61. His 800m time is currently the fastest in the MEAC while his 1,500m performance is currently the second-fastest in the conference. Randy Serville competed alongside Ba in the 800m and finished in 1:59.55.
Manu clocked a 10.35 to win the 100m dash while Opuni finished the 400m in 46.52 which is the third-fastest time in CSU history.
Malik John doubled up in the 100m and 200m dash and took the bronze in the latter, with a time of 20.85. John finished ninth in the 100m in 10.57 with Muriel Carty coming in behind at 11.07. Jervonne Agard competed in the 100m (11.31), 200m (22.74) and 400m dash (50.59).
Cheyenne Johnson led a trio of Eagles in the 400m hurdles, finishing sixth in 54.26. He was followed by Ivan Wiggins-Ingram (57.59) and Amiri Goode (58.60).
Coppin’s relays also had impressive showings as Manu, John, Opuni and Joseph Amoah took third in the 4x100m in 40.26.
The Eagles ran Johnson, Wiggins-Ingram, Eryk Goode and Amiri Goode in the 4x400m Relay and took sixth overall in 3:26.90.
CSU return to the track on April 2-3 for the Towson Invitational at Johnny Unitas Stadium.