-- Paced by its distance medley relay team and freshman Dale Dunn
, Coppin State is currently in fourth place after the first day of competition at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex.
The Eagles tallied 15 points, which trails Norfolk State (52 pts), Delaware State (32 pts) and Bethune-Cookman (19 pts).
Earlier in the day, Dunn finished third in the 800 meters in 1:54.21 to earn six points while teammate Archer was eighth in 1:56.08 to earn Coppin State's other point on the day.
Coppin State All-American Steve Delice
had an outstanding opening day qualifying for the finals in both the 200 and 400 meters by winning his individual heats in both races.
He finished first in his heat of the 200 meters in 22.13 and ranks as the fifth-best qualifying time overall.
He also won his heat of the 400 meters by finishing in 48.90, which was the third-best qualifying time.
1. Norfolk State 52; 2. Delaware State 32; 3. Bethune-Cookman 19; 4. Coppin State 15; 5. Florida A&M 13; 6. Maryland Eastern Shore 12; 7. North Carolina A&T 6; 8. Hampton 3; 8. Morgan State 3; 10. Howard 1; 11. South Carolina State 0
COPPIN STATE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Distance Medley Relay
2. Coppin State 10:15.36
400 Meters (Preliminaries)
800 Meters (Finals)
200 Meters (Preliminaries)