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Impressive College Debut for Kesha Medas-King
- Updated: 01/19/2014
Kesha Medas-King a former Benjamin Cardozo High School (Queens, New York) middle distance athlete has made her name a household one on the campus of Coppin State University in only her first semester, with five first-place finishes and other stellar performances in the now concluded 2013 Athletic Cross Country (XC) season.
As a freshman at Coppin, (The Eagles) in Baltimore, Maryland, the 5ft-6in Medas-King, who has Guyanese roots, represented her school in the recent Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship (MEAC – XC Champs). She helped her team finish 11th overall by crossing the finish line first and 36th overall in the 5K Championships in 20mins, 24.40secs. Ashley Seymour of Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) was the top female finisher in 18:10.00 while the Championship was won by Florida A&M University.
More impressive, however, is that Medas-King, who entered Coppin on an academic scholarship, has excelled academically. She wants to become a doctor and own her own business, which, she believes, would position her to help the less fortunate people around the world.
Meanwhile, her goal as a student-athlete is to keep improving her times for both the 400m and 800m and one day qualify for the prestigious Olympics.