Indoor track and field ‘Cats, Lady Bobcats post personal bests at Spire Midwest Open


GENAVA, Ohio – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed in the crowded field at the Spire Midwest Open this past weekend.

The two teams faced off against teams from all over the country, and some of the best in the Midwest and Atlantic regions.

The men's side had a total of 10 personal bests, but was highlighted by Devin Taylor in the 60 and 200-meter dashes. In a field of over 100 people, Taylor qualified for the 60 meter dash final and finished seventh with a 7.07. In the 200, Taylor came back in a stacked field and finished fifth with a time of 22.46.

Taylor was also a part of the 4x4 relay team that finished seventh to cap off his weekend.

Joining Taylor on the relay team were Austin Gresser, Ridge Dalrymple, and Sean Fields which bested their time from last week by an outstanding nine seconds.

A.J. Lazaro qualified for the 60-meter hurdle final finishing eight with a time of 8.49.

On the women's side, there were five personal bests along with some big individual performances.

Jordan Lynn finished 15th in the 60-meter hurdles while Lauren Leaman finished 17th.

Lauren Crimm broke her own school record in the weight throw with a toss of 13.52.

That mark helped Crimm earn a spot in the finals finishing eighth.

The 4x4 relay team of Caylee Painter , Lauren Leaman, Natalie Wiethe, and Rachael Englund finished ninth with a time that was nine seconds better than their previous week’s performance.

The two teams will have a week off and then travel to Tiffin (Ohio) for the 2019 Tiffin Dragon Open on Saturday Feb. 9.


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