CHESTER, Pa. - The Wesley College Women's Track and Field team battled the wind and cold of the weekend to participate in the Danny Curran Invitational hosted by Widener University on Friday and Saturday. Several Wolverines had good showings as Wesley earned four event wins and many more top-five finishes.
The Wesley 4x100m relay team earned a win in their event, finishing in 47.91, nearly three seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Ashley Morris, Briana Artis, and Monshea Newsome-Murray came away with the individual golds for the Wolverines. Morris took first in the 100m hurdles, finishing in 15.59 seconds. Artis grabbed first in the 400m run, pacing the competition with a 59.26 finish. Newsome-Murray finished as the top collegiate triple jumper, with a mark of 11.14.
The Wolverines placed four runners in the top 10 in the 200-meter run. Elizsha Streeter took third and Briana Artis fourth with times of 25.90 and 25.98. Angel Hall was sixth with a 26.48 followed by Alexia Mitchell in ninth with a 26.68. In the 100m Mitchell placed second overall while Streeter crossed in eighth. Sonyel Williams earned a second place finish in the 400m hurdles with a finishing time of 1:08.26.
Dieunise Desir was Wesley's top mid-distance runner on the weekend taking two top-six finishes. Desir crossed in fourth in the 800m and then earned sixth in the 300m steeplechase.
In the field, Brittney Kerns finished as the third collegiate participant in the triple jump, marking at 10.00m. Wesley placed three long jump marks in the top 10 with Newsome-Murray earning fourth, Taylor Lynch taking sixth and Leslie Alston grabbing seventh.
Taylor Rae Danforth, Jourdyn Beverly, and Nicole Evanko each placed in the top five in the hammer throw over the weekend. Danforth took second with a 36.76m toss while Beverly finished just behind in third with a 35.13m mark. Evanko took fifth with a 34.98m heave. Beverly also earned thid overall in the shot put.
Wesley will return to action this weekend when they travel to George Mason University to compete in another meet.