Men’s Track Takes 2nd at Loyola/Hopkins Invitational

Men’s Track Takes 2nd at Loyola/Hopkins Invitational

BALTIMORE, Md. – Wesley College's men's track & field team finished second of 20 squads with three school-records and three event victories on a windy Saturday afternoon in the Charm City at the Loyola/Hopkins Invitational.

Setting school-records for the Wolverines were a trio of freshman with Luis Arteaga in the 5,000m Run, Urgy Eado in the 1,500m Run and Adam Gibson in the pole vault.  Arteaga started the day for Wesley, clocking a 17:37.52 in the opening event of the meet.  Eado easily won his heat in 4:04.38 and placed fourth overall in the event while Gibson cleared 11-06.25 in the pole vault.

Also in the 1,500m Run, freshman Ja'mier Bailey clocked a 4:29.18 while classmate Abel Estifanos ran the first collegiate race of his career and clocked a 4:47.30.  Bailey also ran the 800m in 2:02.06 later in the afternoon.

The Wolverines' victories came in the 4x100m Relay, 200m Dash and long jump with the Relay squad of Patrick Schlosser, DaJahn Lowery, Greg Taylor and Matt Bundy clocking a 42.07.  Despite the harsh weather conditions, Wesley still won the event by nearly a full second over second-place Rowan.

Later in the day, sophomore Dominic McAnulty came out of nowhere to win the 200m Dash in 22.42 out of a slower heat.  Teammate Vicco Bedell took third in the event in 22.85.

De'Vaughn Trader took the long jump in a personal-record 22-11.75 which is tops in the Capital Athletic Conference this season.  Tyrik Thomas also set a PR in the event, traveling 21 feet, ten inches.

Wesley also had a number of second place finishes with freshman Roland Attoh-Okine in the 110m hurdles (15.00), freshman Rahim Harris in the 100m Dash (11.14), Brandon Hunter in the triple jump (44-07.50) and the 4x400m Relay (3:18.78).  The relay is now ranked tenth in NCAA Division III.  Finishing just behind Harris is the 100m Dash was Billy Peyton, who took fourth in 11.34.

Several other Wolverines had notable performances throughout the day.  Travis Young placed fourth in the javelin with a toss of 157-05.25 with Schlosser (140-04.25) and Will Johnson (134-05.25) also competing in the event.

James Okike also cleared six feet in the high jump while Attoh-Okine and freshman Myles Garrison competed in the 400m hurdles and ran times of 57.31 and 59.48, respectively.

In the throwing events, Chris Scanlon led the Wolverines in the shot put (34-07), Ryan Shilling in the hammer throw (116-01.50) and Schlosser in the discus (125-05).

The Wolverines will be back on the track on April 17-18 at the Morgan State Legacy Invitational in Baltimore.