-- Ian Lovergie
finished in second place in the high jump and Coppin State is currently fourth in the team standings after the second day of competition at the 2007 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hughes Stadium.
Lovergie cleared a personal-best 6-8 on his way to the second-place finish and trailed only MEAC champion Marlon Woods who jumped 6-9.75 to win the event.
Sparked by Lovergie, Coppin State has accumulated 13 points and stands fourth in the race for the team championship. Maryland-Eastern Shore is currently first with 60.5 points and Norfolk State is second with 44 points. Delaware State is third (31) followed by Coppin State and Morgan State (12.5).
The Eagles also received a strong performance from Arlon Morrison
in the decathlon. The sophomore totaled a personal-best 5,759 points to finish in fourth place overall.
Coppin State is also poised to produce points on Saturday (May 5) as several athletes advanced to the finals of their respective events.
finished third in his heat of the 400 meters, and sixth overall, and advanced to the finals in a time of 47.83.
Senior Nigel Leonce
turned in the top 800 meter time in the preliminaries as he won his heat in 1:52.58. Morgan also joined Leonce in the finals as he qualified with a time of 1:54.05.
Junior Anthony Littlejohn
cruised to a second-place finish in the 1500 meter preliminaries in a time of 4:05.10 and easily advanced to the finals.
Sophomore Steve Delice
and senior Preston Proctor
each advanced to the finals of the 400-meter hurdles. Delice had the third best time and finished in 52.27, while Proctor crossed the line in 52.99 to qualify with the fifth-fastest time.
Coppin State also has indoor pole vault champion Shane Smith
and defending javelin champion Morrison competing on the final day of the meet.