ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Wesley College men's track team had seven individuals earn victories and 17 medal performances at the Muhlenberg Invitational on Friday. Four of the Wolverines victories came in track events as freshman Greg Taylor won the 55m Dash, junior Matt Bundy in the 55m Hurdles, junior Carlton Sheppard in the 200m Dash and freshman Dominic McAnulty in the 800m Run. Freshmen Percell Downes (High Jump), Mach Jackson (Triple Jump) and Darryl Guilford (Shot Put) also came away with gold medals on the day.
A native of Clayton, Del., Downes started an impressive day for the Wolverines, winning the high jump with a mark of 6-2.75. Classmate Raymond King took third in the event while also taking second in both the long jump (20-1.00) and triple jump. King led Wesley in the long jump while freshman Vidal Adams finished third.
Jackson, a Galloway, N.J., product, had arguably the best individual performance for the Wolverines, hitting an ECAC qualifying mark of 44-4.00 in the triple jump, with King just behind him at just over 43 feet.
Rounding out the medalists in the field events was Guilford who tossed the shot put in a personal-record 44-04.25, just missing out on the school-record.
The Wolverines swept the medalists in both the 55m Dash and 200m Dash. In the shorter sprint, Taylor was victorious in 6.55, just edging out freshman Noel Spencer (6.64) and Bundy (6.70). Sheppard took the 200m Dash in 23.26, just in front of McAnulty (23.46) and Spencer (23.63).
For the first time in their collegiate careers, McAnulty and fellow freshman Evan Le'Mon were entered in the 800m Run and they did not disappoint. McAnulty electrified the crowd with a 2:05.75 performance to capture the event while Le'Mon outkicked several runners to take third in 2:08.26.
An All-American in the hurdles, Bundy set a school-record in the 55m hurdles in 7.91.
In the distance events, freshman Kevin Clements out of Severna Park, Md., broke school-records in the 1,000m (2:58.55) and Mile (4:50.78). Just prior to his heat in the 1,000m, junior Alex Dello Buono set a new record in 2:58.59.
A new school-record was also turned in by freshman Thomas Kidwell in the pole vault with his 10-6.00 effort.
Wesley returns to the track on Saturday, February 1 for the Patriot Games, hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.