FROSTBURG, Md. - The Wesley College Men's Track and Field team earned a third place finish at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships. The squad took three individual first place finishes to earn their best finish at the outdoor championships in program history.
Anthony Simpson continued his outstanding freshman campaign with a win in the 100m dash. His time of 10.44 earned him the gold medal in the event and notched the fastest time in NCAA Division III this season. He also raced to a second place finish in the 200m, finishing in a time of 21.17, just one-tenth of a second behind the winner.
Carlton Sheppard and Nick Stenderowicz took third and fifth respectively in the 400m. Sheppard ran to third place with a time of 49.38 while Stenderowicz crossed just behind in 50.53 for fifth. Sheppard went on to win the 800m outright with a time of 1:55.02.
Henry Miller took third in the 400m hurdles with a finishing time of 58.96. Along with his third place finish in the hurdles, Miller also took a bronze medal in the high jump. The freshman cleared 1.90m to take the bronze in the event.
The Wolverines continued their success in the jumps with a win in the long jump and a second and fourth place finish in the triple jump. De'Vaughn Trader took down the long jump with a 7.20m mark. He finished fourth in the triple with a 13.11m mark while Brandon Hunter earned second with a 13.85m mark.
The Wesley 4x400 relay team of Stenderowicz, Vicco Bedell, DaJahn Lowery, and Sheppard earned second place with a 3:18.54 finish. In the throws, Wesley saw Alec Laise cleared 50.28m finishing just 0.20m of the school record.
The Wolverines' third place finish is the highest they've earned as a team in the CAC Outdoor Championships. Christopher Newport earned the victory while Salisbury took second overall. Wesley finished ahead of York, Penn State Harrisburg, Frostburg State and Mary Washington.
The Wolverines will continue their road to the NCAA National Championships with the Penn Relays next weekend.