WVWC track teams perform well at Golden Eagle Invite


CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Wesleyan track & field program participated in the Golden Eagle Invite on Saturday at Laidley Field.

The men totaled 80.5 points which was good for third place. The women tallied 107 points finishing second only behind Charleston.

On the women's side, Haley Willey and Kristen Crowder opened up the meet by taking second and third in the high jump. Both had a jump of 1.45 meters.

Lauren Leaman continued her success in the long jump coming in second place with a final jump of 5.57 meters. Brady Browning took home the victory in the pole vault posting a final height of 2.92 meters.

The 4x100 team of Lauren Leaman, Faith Gandy, Aubrey Wiethe, and Caylee Painter boasted an impressive time of 50.61 taking home first-place in the event. Painter wasn't finished garnering a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Painter finished with a time of 59.39.

Sonya Kreziman and Alexa Gorondy took second and third in the 3000-meter steeplechase. The duo ran 14:28.92 and 14:58.89.

On the men's side Kenneth Okoye's jump of 13.10 was good enough for second in the triple jump.

The 4x100 relay of Tre Gulley, Tanner Faulkner, Ridge Dalrymple and Devin Taylor were just barely edged out by Glenville State to take second in the event. The relay team ran a final time of 42.47. Austin Gresser ran a time of 15.23 in the 110-meter hurdles. Gresser finished second in the event. Taylor finished in third place in the 100-meter dash.

Dalrymple finished the 400-meter dash in 55.46. Dalrymple's time was good for second in the event.

Next up for Wesleyan track & field is the Bobcat/Tiger Last Chance meet hosted by WVWC and Salem at Ross Field this Friday.

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