Men’s Track Victorious at Delaware State Invite

Men’s Track Victorious at Delaware State Invite

DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's men's track & field team was victorious at the Delaware State Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at the Hornets' Alumni Stadium.  The Wolverines, who took five gold medals on the day, have now won three meet titles in the 2013-14 season. Wesley scored 146 points on the day, just ahead of Division I foes Delaware State (112.5) and Coppin State (76.5).

The 4x100m Relay team of De'Vaughn Trader, Da'Jahn Lowery, Johnny Crenshaw and Markael Jenkins started the afternoon with a victory, crossing the finish in 42.16, edging out Delaware State by .28. 

Midway through the afternoon, Carlton Sheppard won the 800m Dash in a blistering time of 1:54.34, beating the closest competitor by nearly three seconds.

Aside from his leadoff leg in the 4x100, Trader also took third in the long jump in a personal-record 22-2.5 while Vidal Adams took seventh in 20-11.75. Trader also finished fifth in the triple jump (39-7) while Tyrik Thomas finish fourth (39-7.25) and Josh Byrne sixth (36-4.25).

In the sprints, Lowery earned second place points in the 100m Dash (10.85) while Crenshaw finished seventh in 11.14. The duo of Crenshaw and Lowery also took sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 200m Dash in times of 22.17 and 22.30.

Wolverines won all three of the throwing events with Darryl Guilford tossing 40-4.75 in the shot put, Patrick Schlosser a school-record 139-9 in the discus and Thomas Kidwell in the javelin at 147-4. Wesley's depth in the throws really showed as Ryan Shilling and Schlosser placed third and fourth, respectively in the shot.  Shilling and Guilford also went third and fourth in the discus as Alec Laise (second), Schlosser (third) and Dylan Kaplan (sixth) all earned points in the javelin.

Brandin Somerville also took second in the high jump while the 4x400m Relay (Lowery, Anthony Brinkley, Sheppard, Evan Le'Mon) closed out the day with a time of 3:23.11 to finish third.

Wesley returns to the track on Thursday-Saturday at the Penn Relays, the oldest and largest track & field competition in the United States, hosted annually since 1895.