DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Men's and Women's Track and Field teams began their spring season by hosting the program's first official track meet named the Wesley Wolverine Early Bird Meet. The meet was used as an intrasquad competition, but all results were official.
On a perfect spring day, with weather in the low-70's and the sun shining, the Wolverines competed against each other, pushing one another to solid times in their outdoor debut. Both the men's and women's teams competed in several events.
Evelina Sloboh finished first in the 100m dash with a time of 12.13. Elizsha Streeter took the top finish in the 200m with a 25.14 mark. In the 400m, Briana Artis edged Quadira Minus by 0.03 seconds to finish first with a 58.81. Dieunise Desir solidified her spot as the Wolverines' top distance runner with wins in the 800m (2:29.00) and the 1500m (5:13.35). Ashley Morris won the 100m Hurdles with a 15.56 and Sonyel Williams took the 400m hurdles with a 1:08.98. The 4x100m relay team of Streeter, Sloboh, Alexia Mitchell, and Angel Hall finished in 48.29.
In the field, Jourdyn Beverly continued as Wesley's top thrower reaching 37-00.00 with the shot put and 107-04 with the discus. Monshea Newsome-Murray made an impressive debut, sweeping all three jumps. The freshman cleared 1.42m in the high jump, earned a makr of 17-04.25 in the long jump and set a new program record on her first ever collegiate triple jump with a 37-02.00. Newsome-Murray's leap smashed the old record by nearly two feet.
Wesley will return to action on April 1 when they travel to nearby Chester, Pa. to compete at Widener University's Daniel Curran Invitational.