FAIRFAX, Va. – Several Wesley College men's track & field athletes broke personal records on Saturday at the Patriot Games hosted at the Field House on the campus of George Mason University. Among the highlights was a school-record in the distance medley relay that consisted of freshmen Luis Arteaga, Ja'mier Bailey and Dylan Wilson along with sophomore Will Johnson.
In the second-to-last event of the day, the DMR finished in 11:39.51, shaving nearly four seconds off the record broke last year. Following the distance relay, the 4x400m Relay of sophomores Dominic McAnulty and Anthony Brinkley, as well as freshman Urgy Eado and senior Matt Bundy took second overall in a season-high 3:24.39 which was just behind Division I Howard University (3:24.15).
In the jumping events, De'Vaughn Trader (long jump), Brandon Hunter and James Okike all set PRs. Trader took fourth overall with a mark of 21-10", Hunter traveled 43-11.75" which was also fourth overall while Okike cleared 6-0.5" in his first ever track meet at any level.
Antwan Ellerbe, Isaiah Ingram and Ryan Shilling put up impressive efforts in the throwing events with Ellerbe and Shilling advancing in their collegiate debuts in the shot put and weight throw, respectively. Ellerbe finished 10th overall with a mark of 42-8.25" while Ingram, who also made his debut, was just behind with a toss of 42-0.75". Shilling's 43-1.5" effort placed him seventh overall while Chris Scanlon toss a 28-4.25".
Bundy and Eado highlighted in the track events for the Wolverines with Bundy taking second overall and first among NCAA athletes in the 60m hurdles (8.29) with freshman Roland Attoh-Okine taking fifth overall (8.53).
Eado, the Wolverines top middle-distance runner, became just the second Wesley athlete to go sub-2 in the 800m with a negative-split time of 1:59.50. In the distance events, Arteaga had a solid day, clocking personal-records in the Mile (4:58.36) and 5,000m (16:40.20).
Greg Taylor led the Wolverines in the 60m Dash with a time of 7.10 while Patrick Schlosser and Vicco Bedell were tops for Wesley in the 200m in times of 51.11 and 52.83 with Schlosser winning his heat by over a second. Billy Peyton also won his heat in the event as well.
Schlosser also had one of the most crowd-friendly performances on the day in the 400m with a time of 51.11. His opening start got him out to a substantial lead and he ran the final 300 meters with nobody in striking distance.
Wesley returns to the track on Saturday, February 7 at the Frank Colden Invitational hosted by Ursinus College.