Vanessa Henry, Cynthia Anais, Rico Taylor, Damian Miles and Marcus Wallace Named First Team Honorees
Hawks Hold Off Defending Champs Entering Day Two of Conference Championship
UMES Has Five Track & Field Athletes Break School Records
Imani Cox, Lenora Guion-Firmin and Dillon Simon Impressive in Meet
Hawks Track & Field Runs with Several Ranked in Nation
See the action from the 2012 MEAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
2011 Outdoor Season: MEAC Champion in the Decathlon second straight season, scoring 6,105 points with first place finishes in 110-meter hurdles, long jump, shot put and discus throw ... had four top-three finishes ... set new career highs in 110m Hurdles (14.54 - MEAC Championship), 400m Hurdles (55.40 - Morgan State Legacy) and Pole Vault (3.43m 11-03.00 - MEAC Championship).
2011 Indoor Season: Season-bests: 60m - 7.15 (UMES Coach O Invite); 60m hurdles - 8.07 (IC4A Championship); 1000m - 3:01.92 (MEAC Championship); High Jump - 1.79m (MEAC Championship/Navy Invitational); Long Jump - 6.74m (UMES Collegiate Invite); Pole Vault - 3.43m (MEAC Championship); Shot Put - 11.50m (MEAC Championship); Weight Throw - 9.61m (MEAC Championship); Heptathlon - 4705 (MEAC Championship ... Also competed at the Giegengack Invitational, NYU Metropolitan Coaches Invitational and Penn State Nationals.
2010 Cross Country Season: Posted an 8k season-best time of 34:12.12 at the UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational and a 5k season-best time of 20:48.47 at the Delaware State Open.
2010 Outdoor Season: MEAC Champion in the Decathlon ... Season-bests: 100m (11.34 - Morgan State Legacy); 110m hurdles (14.85 - MEAC Championships); 400m (51.88 - MEAC Championships); High Jump (1.77m - MEAC Championships); Long Jump (6.62m - Mason Spring Invite); Pole Vault (3.35 - Delaware State Invitational); Shot Put (10.76 - MEAC Championships); Discus Throw (31.06m - MEAC Championships); Javelin (39.86m - MEAC Championships); Decathlon (5991 - MEAC Championships) ... Also competed at the IC4A Championships, Wake Forest Open, Mason Spring Invite and NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
2010 Indoor Season: Named the team's Most Improved Player ... Season-bests: 55m Hurdles (7.74 - Albany Great Dane Classic); 60m (7.27 - MEAC Championships); 60 m Hurdles (8.37 - Penn State Nationals); 1000m (2:53.54 - MEAC Championships); High Jump (1.74m - MEAC Championships); Long Jump (6.91m - UMES Coach O Invitational); Pole Vault (3.54m - MEAC Championships); Shot Put (11.09m - UMES Coach O Invitational); Pentathlon (4556 - MEAC Championships) ... Broke school Pentathlon record of 4402 ... Also competed in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, NYC Gotham Cup and the Metropolitan Coaches Invitational.
2009 Cross Country Season: Finished six events ... Placed 50th in the UMES Lid-Lifter Invitational with a time of 39:53.33 ... Ran a 41:52.66 at the Towson Invitational, which was good for 42nd place ... Finished 107th at the UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational with a time of 38:50.61 ... Was 29th at the Delaware State Hornet Invitational with a 5k time of 20:34.53 ... Crossed 108th at the Delaware Blue & Gold Invitational with a season best time of 37:21.61 ... Took 72nd place at the MEAC Championship at UMES with a time of 40:15.48.
2009 Outdoor Season: Ran a season-best 15.61 in the 110m hurdles and a 57.51 in the 400m hurdles at the Morgan State Legacy ... Also threw a season-best 8.94m in the Shot Put at the Morgan State Legacy ... Had a season-best 3.35m in the Pole Vault at the MEAC Championships and a 6.21m in the Long Jump at the Hornet Invitational ... Threw a season-best 31.32m in the Discus at the Hampton Relays ... Registered a season-best 5,714 in the Decathlon at the MEAC Championships.
2009 Indoor Season: Ran a season-best 8.03 in the 55 m at the Great Dane Classic and a 8.48 in the 60m hurdles at the MEAC Championships ... Registered a season-best time of 1:08.37 in the 500m at the Penn State Nationals ... Had a season-best 2.85 in the Pole Vault at the Christopher Newport Invitational and 6.71m in the Long Jump at the UMES Lid-Lifter ... Threw a season-best 10.42 in the Shot Put at the Christopher Newport Invitational ... Registered a season-best 4,331 in the Heptathlon.
2008 Cross Country Season: Ran in the Cappy Anderson Invitational at UMES and the Blue Hen Classic at Delaware ... Finished 64th at the Cappy in a time of 37:48.67 ... Finished 76th in the Blue Hen Classic in 40:54.44. High School/Club: Was all-state, all-county and all-metro in track and field in high school ... Won 2008 state championship in 55-meter hurdles, 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles ... 4x400-meter relay, and 4x200-meter relay ... Team was 2008 county, region and state champions ... Ran for Woodlawn Track Pack club in Baltimore, Md., competing in 2007 Junior Olympics.
Personal: Born April 28, 1990 in Baltimore, Md. ... Son of Veronica and Anthony Dix ... Has one sister, Jermia ... Upon graduation, he plans to run in the 2012 Olympics ... Personal athletic goals before graduation include getting as many school records as possible.