4x400 Relay Sets CAC Record at Gotham Cup

4x400 Relay Sets CAC Record at Gotham Cup

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Wesley College's men's track & field team competed at the NYC Gotham Cup held at the Armory Track & Field Center on Friday, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Home of the United States Track & Field Hall of Fame.  Competing against primarily Division I, II and professional runners, a pair of school-records and one Capital Athletic Conference record was broken on the day.

The 4x400m Relay Team of freshmen Da'Jahn Lowery, Dominic McAnulty and Anthony Brinkley, as well as junior Carlton Sheppard, broke the CAC record with a time of 3:24.39 which currently is third in the Nation. Winning the heat which included Division I Delaware State, the Wolverines finished ninth overall, first among Division III squads and fourth of NCAA schools. Wesley's time broke Salisbury's University old conference-record by 1.57 seconds which was set at last year's conference championship.

Sheppard, a native of Baltimore, Md., also broke a school-record in the 400m Dash with a time of 50.33. Finishing first among Division III runners and 15th of 73 overall, Sheppard now ranks 13th in the Nation in the event.

In the 60m Dash, Lowery led Wesley with a Division III winning time of 7.04 and ranked 18th of 93 runners.  Patrick Schlosser made his collegiate debut and finished in an impressive 7.28 after just coming off an injury.

Freshman Cedric Walker took 13th overall and first among Division III athletes in the long jump with a mark of 21-5.25 while classmate Darryl Guilford ranked 15th overall in the shot put with a throw of 42-6.25.

The Wolverines return to action next weekend when they return to the Armory for the Albany Great Dane Classic on January 17.