Women finish second, Men finish third at Hopkins Invitational

Photo by Tom Weishaar, One More Shot Photography
Photo by Tom Weishaar, One More Shot Photography

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Wesley College men's and women's track & field teams tuned up for next week's conference championships with an impressive showing at the Johns Hopkins Invitational on Friday.

The Wesley women placed second amongst the Division II and Division III competition and fourth overall with the Division I teams with a team score of 72.

The women's side were led by wins by the 4x400-meter relay team and in the high jump by Jasmine Brown. The relay team of Elizsha StreeterQuadira MinusBriana Artis and Angel Hall finished the 4x400 in 3:51.42, over four seconds better than the second place team. Brown won the high jump with a leap of 1.60 meters (5-3). Brown also recorded a third-place time in the 100-meter hurdles (15.15) and a sixth-place mark in the triple jump (10.95m, 35-11.25).

Streeter, Minus, Artis and Hall just narrowly missed sweeping the relays as they finished second in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 48.56, three-hundredths of a second behind Coppin State.

Individually, Streeter tallied two top-five finishes at the meet. Streeter placed fourth in the 200-meters (25.50) and fifth in the 100-meter dash (12.54). Hall turned in a third-place finish in the 400 (58.83) and a seventh-place time in the 100 (12.59).

In the field, Monshea Newsome-Murray placed fifth in the long jump (5.26m, 17-3.25) and eighth in the triple jump (10.78, 35-4.5). Jourdyn Beverly finished fourth in the shot put (12.52m, 41-1) and 10th in the hammer throw (37.90m, 124-4). Taylor Rae Danforth had a sixth-place effort in the pole vault (3.10, 10-2) while Althea Moody placed ninth in the javelin with a heave of 30.12 meters (98-10).

The Wesley men turned in a third-place performance amongst the field of schools from all three divisions. The men tallied 64 points as a team.

The men were led by a gold medal 4x100-meter relay and a first-place leap in the triple jump by Rayshawn McRae. The team of Joseph Crenshaw, Johnny Crenshaw, DaJahn Lowery and Greg Taylor won the relay with a time of 42.02 seconds. McRae recorded a winning mark of 1.80 meters (5-10.75) to win the triple jump. McRae also finished seventh in the long jump (6.28m, 20-7.25) and ninth in the high jump (1.80m, 5-10.75).

Johnny Crenshaw finished second in the 100-meter dash (10.91) while Roland Attoh-Okine also picked up a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles (14.55). Crenshaw (22.42) and Attoh-Okine also registered fourth-place finishes in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash respectively.

Dominic McAnulty notched a third-place finish in the 200 (22.25) and a sixth-place finish in the 400 (50.30).

The 4x400-meter relay of McRaw, McAnulty, Attoh-Okine and Jamier Bailey clocked in at 3:24.85 to place third in the event.

Patrick Schlosser competed at the Christopher Newport Captain Classic today and is in the lead in the decathlon with 3243 points. Schlosser won the 100 (11.18) and 400-meter dashes (50.31) and the shot put (11.57m, 37-11.50).

The Wolverines will compete in the two-day Capital Athletic Conference Championships at Mary Washington starting on Friday, April 21.