December 7, 2013

Men’s Track Wins Ursinus Bow-Tie Classic

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – With four gold medals and six school-records, the Wesley College men's track & field team won its first-ever team title, scoring 93 points in the season-opening Ursinus Bow-Tie Classic on Saturday. Gwynedd-Mercy took second at the meet with 65 points.

Victorious on the day was the 4x400m Relay Team of freshmen Evan Le'Mon, Dominic McAnulty, Markael Jenkins and Da'Jahn Lowery in a school-record 3:30.49.  The host Bears took second in the event nearly four seconds behind. The Wolverines also ran a 'B' team of freshmen Rod Buckworth, Will Johnson, Isaiah Parks and Tahir Carr who covered the 1600m in 3:45.55 to finish ninth overall.

Jenkins earned gold in the 60m Dash in 6.98, tying a CAC-record, and besting Lowery (6.99) by just one-hundredth of a second.

Le'Mon also set an individual school-record in the 400m as he took silver in 51.86.  McAnulty finished third in the event in 52.39.

Johnson and Lowery, who both attended Friendly High School in Suitland, Md., ran the second and anchor leg of the record-breaking 4x200m Relay, who was edged out for first by .44 in 1:32.66.  Joining the high school and now college teammates were freshmen Johnny Crenshaw and Eddie Williams. Once again, the Wolverines also had an impressive 'B' team with Buckworth and fellow freshman Vidal Adams, Marcus Trott and Mach Jackson taking seventh in 1:37.36.

Wesley got two more victories in field events as freshmen Percell Downes and Cedric Walker took the high jump (6' 02.00") and long jump (21' 08.75"), respectively.  Walker, who was the 2012 Delaware State Champion in the Long Jump for AI DuPont, also placed second in the triple jump (44' 00.50"). Freshman Raymond King also scored the triple jump with a fifth place showing (41' 09.25").

Freshman Kevin Clements also had a solid showing in the distance events, establishing new school-records in the Mile (4:54.17) and 5,000m Run (16:32.47), which was good for seventh place.

Three newcomers: Mach Jackson, Michael Lechner and Adeola James, as well as sophomore Will Scott also earned another six points with a third place showing in the 4x800 (8:54.90), which is also a school-record.

Rounding out the scoring for Wesley was freshman Noel Spencer who took sixth in the 200m Dash (24.08).

The Wolverines return to the track when they compete at the Gotham Cup on January 10, at The Armory Track in New York City.