December 7, 2013

Women’s Track 3rd at Ursinus Bow-Tie Classic

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Ten school-records were broken by seven different athletes as the Wesley College women's track & field team placed third of 20 schools at the season-opening Ursinus Bow-Tie Classic on Saturday.  The Wolverines finished with 57 points, ranking just behind Rowan, who was seventh at NCAA Nationals last year, and Dickinson.

Freshmen Kiona Mency and Elizsha Streeter, who both attended South Hagerstown High School, shattered three school-records apiece in the 60m, 200m and 4x200m Relay.  Mency took third in 200m Dash in 26.61 while Streeter was just behind her in a sixth-place time of 26.86. The duo also placed seventh and ninth in the 60m, respectively, clocking in at 8.08 and 8.13. Both newcomers won their heats in the 60m sprint.

Streeter led off and Mency anchored the victorious 4x200m Relay to a time of 1:47.64, easily defeating Rowan by nearly three seconds.  Running the second and third legs of the Relay was junior Stevi Carpenter and freshman Shawdae Frederick.

Frederick also had an impressive showing in the 60m Hurdles, clocking a CAC-record time of 9.37 to finish in third place.

Victorious in her first career college meet was freshman Tyesha Purnell (Lake Forest H.S.) in the high jump with a school-record mark of 5' 03.75". Also in the field events was freshman Kameko Webb who placed second in the triple jump (35' 00.25") and third in the long jump (16' 03.75") with new school-records.

Rounding out a great debut for Wesley was freshman Dieunise Desir who scored in both the Mile and 800m Run.  A native of New Castle, Del., clocked a 5:40.00 mile to tie a school-record and take sixth overall, while she also finished seventh in the 800m (2:34.31.).

The Wolverines return to the track when they compete at the Gotham Cup on January 10, at The Armory Track in New York City.