NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State University Athletics Department announced Wednesday that its current web site, www.nsuspartans.com, will re-launch with a new design on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Since its initial launch on October 27, 2007, www.nsuspartans.com, powered by Sidearm Sports, has received more than 807,000 site visits and more than 4.6 million page views.
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NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University won its sixth straight Talmadge Layman Hill Award, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s all-sports trophy, the league announced. This marks the first time a MEAC men's program has won six straight all-sports awards since South Carolina State won 11 in a row from 1974-84. The Spartans tallied 70 points to win their seventh Talmadge Layman Hill Award overall, 15 points ahead of runner-up Delaware State.
NORFOLK, Va. – Forty Norfolk State University student-athletes have been named members of the 2009-10 MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team. To be selected, athletes must be sophomores, juniors or seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Athletes must have also been in at least their second year at their current school during the 2009-10 academic year.
NORFOLK, Va. – Senior football player Terrell Whitehead (Virginia Beach, Va.) and sophomore volleyball player Nicole Kessner (Blacksburg, Va.) were named Norfolk State University Male and Female Athletes of the Year, respectively, at the school’s athletic banquet on Monday night.
NORFOLK, Va. - Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Norfolk State University Athletics Foundation Sports Hall of Fame induction. The induction class will be honored at a ceremony and brunch on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior Josef Tessema (Springfield, Va.) paced the Norfolk State men’s cross country to an 18th-place finish out of 35 teams on Saturday morning at the 2009 NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championship, hosted by the University of Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Norfolk State sophomore Kellen Rutto (Eldoret, Kenya) paced the women’s cross country team at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Southeast Regional on Saturday at the University of Louisville. Rutto finished the 6K course in 22:44.56 to help the Spartans to a 32nd-place finish. It was the Spartans’ first-ever appearance at the Southeast Regional after they won their first MEAC Cross Country championship two weeks ago.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — The Norfolk State women’s cross country team won its first-ever Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship title on Saturday morning on the campus of Maryland Eastern Shore. The Spartans scored 49 points and had four runners earn All-MEAC honors. Sophomore Aurora Scott (Portsmouth, Va.) was the Spartans’ top finisher. She completed the 3.1 mile course (5,000 meters) in 18:44.97 for a third-place finish.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The Norfolk State men’s cross country team capped a decade of MEAC cross country dominance on Saturday by winning its second consecutive conference championship and ninth in the last 10 years. The Spartans won every MEAC men’s cross country title this decade except in 2007, when they finished second. Included in that span was a conference-record seven straight championships from 2000-06.
NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk State women’s cross country team will attempt to win its first-ever Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title this Saturday at the 2009 MEAC Cross Country Championship. The 3.1-mile (5,000 meters) race begins at 9:45 a.m. in Princess Anne, Md.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State men’s cross country team will vie for its second straight MEAC championship and its ninth in the last 10 years this Saturday in Princess Anne, Md. The championship 8,000-meter (five-mile) race begins at 10:30 a.m. on the campus of Maryland-Eastern Shore. The Spartans have won every MEAC men’s cross country title this decade except in 2007, when they finished second. Included in that span was a conference-record seven straight from 2000-06.
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The Norfolk State men\'s cross country team extended its own record of consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference cross country championships to six with a dominating win on Saturday afternoon at SAS Soccer Park. The Spartans women came in second place. The NSU men, who set a new MEAC record by winning their fifth straight title a year ago, tallied a meet record-low 20 points. Each of the Spartans\' top six runners ran a personal-best time on Saturday, led by men\'s Most Outstanding Performer David Kemboi (Eldoret, Kenya). He finished the 8,000-meter course in 23 minutes, 30 seconds to begin a 1-2-4-5-8 finish for the NSU men.
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Norfolk State senior Donald Singleton (Syracuse, N.Y.) continued his strong outdoor season by running a personal-best time in the 400 meters for the second time this spring, winning in a time of 46.99 seconds on Saturday at the Morgan State Legacy Track Meet at Hughes Stadium. Singleton had already qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Regionals in the 400 with his previous personal best of 47.26 seconds at the Aggie Relays on March 26.
The NSU track teams began their outdoor season with competitions at different sites last weekend. The men competed in the Raleigh Invitational this past weekend, while the women competed in the Aggie Relays held by North Carolina A&T. The men\'s team was led by senior Donald Singleton (Syracuse, N.Y.), who took third place in the men\'s 400 meters. More importantly, he ran a personal-best time of 47.26 seconds, qualifying him for the NCAA Outdoor Regionals in Randall Island, N.Y., in April.
As the collegiate athletes are just starting to return to their respective campuses this fall in Virginia, one can only be excited for the upcoming cross country season in store. Many schools and individuals have goals set for themselves this fall whether it be as meager as just trying to find five bodies to field a team or just to be able to make the team at the time trial in late August to as big as advancing a team to a NCAA national cross country meet or earning All-American honors individually.