Wesleyan indoor track teams compete in N.C.


WINSTON SALEM, N.C. —The West Virginia Wesleyan College indoor track and field teams headed south to the well-known JDL Fast Track for their third indoor meet of the year last Friday and Saturday.

Teams and athletes from all over the nation came to the Camel City Invitational, providing excellent competition for both squads.

Senior Sydney Pineault had the highest individual finish for the Lady Bobcats, placing eighth overall in the Mile with a time of 5 minutes and 10 seconds.

The trio of Makenzi Niebergall, Mykera Days and Caylee Painter bolstered the Lady Bobcat sprint group.

Niebergall led in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.06 seconds, placing her 34th overall at the meet.

Painter ran a time of 27.17 seconds in the 200-meter dash to lead the crew, placing 37th overall.

Junior Aiyana Kachmarek recorded a distance of 11.48 meters in the shotput, earning the former  Tucker County High School standout a finish of 23rd overall.

For the men, senior Dylon Rippeto led the Bobcats, finishing 10th overall in the weight throw with a heave of 15 meters.

Sophomore Austin Gresser raced to a time of 8.76 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles, which was good for 27th.

Sophomore Adam Fox placed fifth overall in the unseeded division with a vault of 4.10 meters.

Alex Eye and Tim Friend placed 18th and 21st overall, respectively, in the shot put with throws of 13.69 and 13.57 meters.

The Wesleyan men assembled a distance medley relay made up of Gresser, Isaiah Robinson, Sean Fields and Sean Snyder.

The team posted a time of 10:56.78 and placed eighth

Both teams will return to action today at the Baldwin Wallace Invitational.


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