GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. - Battling rain and cold weather on the final day, the Wesley College men's track & field team placed second in the two-day Atlantic East Conference Championships, hosted by Gwynedd Mercy University.
Wesley swept the sprint events with Thomas Kalieta Jr. and Javonte Freeman leading the way with two individual Atlantic East Championships a piece. Kalieta won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.46 seconds and the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.19 seconds. Freeman won gold in both the 110- and 400-meter hurdles. Freeman finished the 110 hurdles in 15.35 seconds and the 400 hurdles in 57.84 seconds. Freeman teamed with Jordan Dillard, Raul Torres and Ian Thorne to collect a win in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:34.82.
Kai Cole won a conference title in the 100-meter dash, clocking in at 11.03 seconds.
John Heriot turned in a pair of second-place finishes in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Heriot recorded a time of 22.73 seconds in the 200 and 51.11 seconds in the 400.
Torres and Anthony Anastasi placed second in the 800 and the 3000 steeplechase respectively. Torres finished the 800 in 2:06.49 while Anastasi clocked in at 10:50.85.
In the field events, Tyler Poulson earned his first career conference title in the shot put with a mark of 12.63 meters (41-05.25). Poulson also placed second in the discus (29.31m, 96-02) and fifth in the hammer (21.50m, 70-06).
Justin Cowgill broke the school record in the javelin with a second-place throw of 50.82 meters (166-09). Cowgill's mark broke the previous record of 50.46 meters (165-07) set by Will Seeley in 2010.
Daquay Harris-Winbush placed second in the high jump with a clearance of 1.78 meters (5-10). Cowgill finished right behind Harris-Winbush with a third-place jump of 1.73 meters (5-08).
Andrew Greenley and Jermaine Hull finished in third in the pole vault and triple jumps respectively. Greenley cleared 2.75 meters (9-00.25) in the pole vault while Hull recorded a leap of 12.17 meters (39-11.25).
Isaiah Bodie placed third in the 100 (11.28) while Thorne collected fourth place in the 400 (52.40).
As a team, Wesley tallied 227.50 points. Marywood won the men's conference championship with 282 points.
Wesley will now prepare for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships by competing in the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet on Monday, May 13.