Wolverines record 17 top-five finishes at Ursinus

Wolverines record 17 top-five finishes at Ursinus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Wesley College men's and women's track & field teams continued their push toward the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Indoor Championships by tuning up at the Frank Colden Invitational, held on Saturday at Ursinus College.

The Wolverines showed their might by notching 17 top-five finishes in the meet.

The men's team was highlighted by three first-place finishes on the track. Greg Taylor won the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.98 seconds. Roland Attoh-Okine won convincingly in the 60-meter hurdles, cruising to a victory in 8.33 seconds. Attoh-Okine's time was .19 seconds better than the second-place time. Taylor, Terrance Mack, Rayshawn McRae and Khaaliq Burroughs teamed up to win the 4x200 meter relay, finishing in 1:32.40.

Joseph Crenshaw narrowly missed winning the 200-meter dash. Crenshaw finished the event in second place with a time of 22.66 seconds, .02 seconds shy of first. Mack also had an impressive showing in the 60-meter dash, finishing in fifth place (7.15).

Also in the men's relays, the Wolverines 4x800 meter relay team of Julian Jackson, Luis Arteaga, Erick Acevedo and Ian Thorne placed third with a time of 9:35.93.

In the field, McRae tallied two second-place marks in the jumps. McRae was second in the triple jump (13.29m) and tied for second in the high jump with a leap of 1.83 meters. Jaehlan Joyner finished fifth in the shot put with a heave of 13.76 meters.

Led by the relay teams, the Wolverines women also had a strong showing at the Frank Colden Invitational. The relay team of Angel Hall, Elizsha Streeter, Briana Artis and Courtney Williams won the 4x200 with a time of 1:46.62, more than three seconds better than the second-place team. Hall, Artis, Streeter and Quadira Minus tallied second place in the 4x400 meter relay, finishing in 4:06.28.

Individually, Hall also collected two top-five finishes on the track. Hall placed third in the 60-meter dash (8.00) and fourth in the 200-meter dash (26,56).

The Wolverines finished 4-5 in the 60-meter hurdles. Jasmine Brown finished fourth in the event (9.43) while Ashley Morris was right behind her in fifth place (9.45). Brown also picked up two top-fives in the jumps. Brown placed fourth in the high jump (1.60m) and fifth in the triple jump (10.79m).

Taylor Rae Danforth just narrowly missed a top-five height in the pole vault. Danforth was recorded the same clearance at 3.18 meters as five other competitors but placed sixth behind the University of Delaware's Rachel Moroknek due to one more scratch at the previous height of 3.04 meters.

The Wolverines will next compete in the two-day CAC Indoor Track & Field Championships at Christopher Newport University starting on Friday, Feb. 17.