NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Wesley College Men's Track and Field team took third place in the Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Sunday. The team scored a total of 92 points on their way to the third place finish.
The Wolverines earned three gold medals while earning 14 additional top-five finishes to tie their best CAC Indoor conference finish in program history. The team finished behind CAC Champions Christopher Newport and Salisbury.
The Wolverines dominated the sprints, placing four athletes in the top five in the 60m and two in the top five in the 200m. Anthony Simpson won both events, and set a new CAC Indoor Championships record iwth a 6.82 finish in the 60m. DaJahn Lowery (6.90) took second while Greg Taylor (6.97) and De'Vaughn Trader (7.03) finished fourth and fifth. In the 200m, Simpson earned the gold with a time of 22.30, setting a new CAC record. Lowery took fifth in the event with a mark of 22.64.
In the 400m, Carlton Sheppard earned fourth with a time of 50.44. Sheppard took fourth in the 800m as well, finishing in 1:57.03. In the 60m hurdles, Roland Attoh-Okine finished in 8.05 to take second palce.
In the relays, Wesley earned a silver medal in the 4x400 and took fourth in the distance medley. Simpson and Lowery were joined by Vicco Bedell and Nick Stenderowicz to form the silver medal 400m relay team while Sheppard and Attoh-Okine teamed up with Jamier Bailey and Will Taylor, Jr. for the distance medley.
In the field, Henry Miller turned in a fifth place finish in the high jump, reaching a mark of 1.84m. Trader earned a gold medal in the long jump with a mark of 6.94m while Robert Wiggs finished fifth with a 6.40m leap. In the triple jump, Brandon Hunter finished third (13.40m) while Myles Garrison took fourth (12.83m). Antwan Ellerbe earned a fifth place finish in the shot put with a throw of 13.86m as well.
With the CAC Championships now finished, the Wolverines will turn their attention to nationals as they attempt to send as many athletes to the NCAA finals as possible. The squad's next event will be the Boston Last Chance Meet, hosted by Boston University on Sunday, Feb. 28.