Wesley men dominate at Delaware Open

Wesley men dominate at Delaware Open

NEWARK, Del. – The Wesley College men's track & field team showed off their might at the Delaware Open, hosted by the University of Delaware.

Wesley ran away from the pack in the meet, winning with a team score of 228.50, 155.5 points from the second-place team.

The Wesley men won seven events and collected 31 top-5 finishes. TySean Cousar paced the men's team with two wins He won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.94 seconds and the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.27 seconds.

Also on the track, Greg Taylor picked up a win in the 100-meter dash. Taylor clocked in at 10.75 seconds. Aaron Gaither (11.10), John Castro (11.16) and Christian Saulsbury (11.27) all qualified for the finals.

Javonte Freeman won the 110-meter hurdles (14.82). Roland Attoh-Okine (15.36) and Justin Cowgill (18.50) placed second and third respectively.

Dominic McAnulty placed second right behind Cousar in the 200 with a time of 22.40 seconds. Taylor (22.71), Jyree Smiley (23.21), Jordan Dillard (23.85) and Castro (23.90) all placed in the top-eight in the 200 meters. John Heriot finished second behind Cousar in the 400-meter dash, crossing the line in 50.70 seconds.

Anthony Anastasi and Will Johnson placed third in their respective events. Anastasi finished in 4:30,53 in the 1,500 meters while Johnson clocked in at 1:00.15 in the 400-meter hurdles. Freeman placed fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:03.14) and Anastasi was eighth (1:06.51).

In the field, Tre' Johnson pushed his winning streak to four in the triple jump with a leap of 14.38 meters (47-2.25). Myles Toppin won the long jump with a mark of 6.25 meters (20-6.25) while O'Ryan Turner earned gold in the high jump, clearing 1.85 meters (6-0.75). Turner also placed second in the triple jump (12.93m, 42-5.25) and third in the long jump (5.82m, 19-1.25). Toppin finished in fourth in the high jump (1.77m, 5-9.75).

Daquay Harris-Winbush placed second in the long jump with a leap of 6.23 meters (20-5.25).

Justin Cowgill earned silver in the javelin with a mark of 44.36 meters (145-6) and bronze in the high jump, clearing 1.81 meters (5-11.25). Camal Brown recorded a second-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 13.22 meters (43-4.5). Alex Meza was fourth in the javelin throw (35.43m, 116-3).

The Wolverines will now prepare for the two-day Capital Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which start on Friday, May 4. The meet is hosted by Salisbury University.