FAIRFAX, Va. – The Wesley College men's track & field team broke its own Capital Athletic Conference record in the 4x400m Relay and saw four other school-records get broken at the Patriot Games Invitational hosted by George Mason University on Saturday.
In the final event of the night, the relay squad of freshmen Anthony Brinkley, Evan Le'Mon, Dominic McAnulty and Patrick Schlosser finished in 3:23.28, shaving nearly a full second off its CAC-record time that was set at the Albany Great Dane Classic two weeks ago. The Wolverines finished fourth overall in the Relay, behind QuickStars, a professional team, and Division I Howard and George Mason University. Wesley's all-freshman team defeated Division I Virginia Commonwealth by just over a second to take second in their heat to QuickStars.
Coming back to form was junior Matt Bundy who won the Non-Division I final in the 60m hurdles in 8.22 which ranks fifth in NCAA Division III. Just Anthony Williams of George Mason and Wallace Spencer of Howard ran faster times than Bundy on the day. Bundy also led the Wolverines in the 200m Dash with a time of 22.71.
In the 60m Dash, freshmen Da'Jahn Lowery and Markael Jenkins finished fifth and sixth, respectively, recording NCAA Top 20 times of 6.97 and 6.98, respectively. Lowery also ran a 22.92 in the 200m Dash.
Junior Carlton Sheppard also had a solid day, placing fifth overall in the 400 (50.35) and fourth in the 800 (1:57.32). The only runners to defeat Sheppard on the day were also sponsored or Division I athletes.
Freshman Kevin Clements broke a pair of school-records in the Mile (4:45.49) and 3,000m (9:37.02) while junior Alex Dello Buono set a new mark in the 1,000m (2:51.18). Also establishing a new school-record was freshman Rod Buckworth who clocked 1:11.08 in the 500m while winning his heat.
In the field events, freshmen Eric Shorter (6-02.25) and Percell Downes (6-00.50) finished eighth and tenth, respectively, in the high jump, while classmate Cedric Walker took tenth in the long jump (20-07.75) and 12th in the triple jump (41-08.75). Fellow first-year standout Mach Jackson took 13th in the triple jump in 40-11.50.
Freshman Darryl Guilford also placed 12th in the shot put with a 41-07.00 effort.
Wesley returns to track on Saturday, February 8 at the Frank Colden Invitational hosted by Ursinus College.