Newport News, Va. ...
Senior Michael Taye won three events and picked up his third Outstanding Athlete Award in leading the Bobcats to their second straight Mason-Dixon Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship Saturday at Christopher Newport University.
Bobcat Head Coach Bob Lewis was also named Mason-Dixon Conference Men's Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.
Frostburg State held an 11-point lead heading into the final event - the pole vault - and used second and fourth-place showings to hold off Christopher Newport, 195-182.
Taye won the 1,500 in 4:00.64, the 5,000 in 15:28.3 and the 10,000 in 33:55.3.
Sophomore Dante Myles qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championships with wins in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes with times of 10.55 and 21.48 seconds, respectively.
Karold Gray and Jermaine Bell also met provisional qualifications for the national championships. Gray won the 400-meter run in a personal-best 48.48 seconds, while Bell captured the javelin with a throw of 194-feet, 8-inches.
The Bobcat men scored in 19 of the 20 events and took home seven titles.
"Our depth, as well as our first-place finishers helped us win," said Lewis. "Randy Belt, T.J. Smith and Eric Crabtree all had great performances."
Belt finished second in both the pole vault (13'0") and the 100-meter hurdles (15.86), while Smith was the runner-up behind Taye in the 10,000-meters in 34:04.2.
Crabtree turned in a second-place showing in the 800-meter run with a personal-best 1:57.22.
Also placing second were Charles Poole (140'1" in the discus) and the 400-meter relay team (42.15 seconds).
Frostburg State returns to action on Saturday at the Towson University Open.
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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD 21532-2303