Sheppard, 4x400 Relay Set Records in NYC

Sheppard, 4x400 Relay Set Records in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The lone Division III team competing on the day, the Wesley College men's track & field team saw school-records broken in the 800m and 4x400m Relay at the Albany Great Dane Classic held on Friday at the New Balance Track & Field Center.

Junior Carlton Sheppard from Baltimore, Md., had a hand in both Wolverines records on the day, placing 11th out of 31 competitors in the 800m Dash in 1:56.92.  The ECAC Division III mark broke the existing school-record by nearly 15 seconds and is just shy of the Capital Athletic Conference record.

Sheppard also ran the third and fastest leg of the 4x400m Relay which finished in 3:24.20 which was 15th of 34 teams.  The new school and CAC-record shaves 19-hundredths of a second off the old mark which was set last week at the Gotham Cup and is the fastest actual relay time in Division III this season without conversions.  Freshmen Evan Le'Mon and Dominic McAnulty ran the first two legs before handing off to Sheppard who was followed by junior Matt Bundy.

The 4x400 Relay team led the entire time with Le'Mon and McAnulty splitting in the 50-point second range while Sheppard was clocked unofficially at 48.5. The Wolverines dominated their heat, defeating Division I La Salle by 8.57 seconds.

McAnulty and Bundy both set ECAC qualifying marks in open events as well, with McAnulty running a 50.42 in the 400m Dash and Bundy at 8.42 in the 60m hurdles.  Both times also ranks among the Nation's best with McAnulty now in the top 20 in the 400m and Bundy in the top ten in the hurdles.

Now in his third season at Wesley, Bundy, a native of Media, Pa., also ran in the 200m Dash along with freshmen Markael Jenkins and Da'Jahn Lowery. The trio finished neck-and-neck at 23.01, 23.04 and 23.08, respectively.

Both hailing from Prince Georges County in Maryland, Jenkins and Lowery clocked in at 7.01 and 7.10 in the 60m Dash, respectively, good for 19th and 38th overall out of 61 runners.  

Also competing was freshman Cedric Walker who turned in a 21-5.5" performance in the long jump, placing 16th overall.

Wesley's track & field team returns to action next Friday for the Muhlenberg Invitational.