Wesley opens outdoor season at Danny Curran Invitational

Photos by Tom Weishaar, One More Shot Photography
Photos by Tom Weishaar, One More Shot Photography

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College men's and women's track & field teams opened their outdoor season this weekend at the Danny Curran Invitational, hosted by Widener University.

Elizsha Streeter led the Wesley women with two first-place finishes at the meet. Streeter picked up gold in the 200-meter dash (25.31) and the 400-meter dash (59.23).

Ashley Morris placed second in the 100-meter dash (12.71), and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (15.25). Angel Hall (12.83) and Briana Artis (13.05) finished fourth and ninth respectively in the 100-meter dash. Artis then placed fourth in the 200 (25.95) while Hall crossed the line in seventh in the 200-meters with a time of 26.12 seconds. Streeter, Artis, Morris and Hall tallied a second-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 49.14 seconds, fractions of seconds behind Penn's relay team.

Also on the track, Courtney Williams recorded a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.92. Dieunise Desir placed 11th in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in 1:12.12.

In the field, Tyesha Purnell tied for first in the high jump with a height of 1.55 meters (5-1). Jasmine Brown finished second in the long jump (4.93, 16-2.25) and third in the triple jump (10.77, 35-4). Lekeshia Brown-Myrick picked up a pair of fifth-place finishes in the long jump (4.66, 15-3.5) and the triple jump (10.64, 34-11). Althea Moody set a new record in the javelin with a fifth-place mark of 32.97 meters (108-2). Taylor Rae-Danforth finished sixth in the pole vault with a mark of 2.96 meters (9-8.5).

On the men's side, Roland Attoh-Okine paced the Wolverines with a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, turning in a time of 14.98 seconds.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Joseph Crenshaw, Johnny Crenshaw, DaJahn Lowery and Greg Taylor placed second in the event with a time of 42.08 seconds.

The Wolverines had three top-ten finishers in the 100-meter dash. Johnny Crenshaw (11.02), Greg Taylor (11.05) and Patrick Schlosser (11.06) went 5-6-7 in the event. Crenshaw also placed 10th in the 200-meters with a time of 22.49 seconds.

Craig Sirmons recorded a 10th-place finish in the 110 hurdles (16.61) rounding out the top finishes on the track.

Daquay Harris-Winbush led the Wolverines in the field placing fifth in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.90 meters (6-2.75). Julian Washington registered a seventh-place finish in the triple jump (11.72, 38-5.5) while Schlosser tallied ninth place in the javelin (46.26, 151-9).

The Wolverines will be back in action on Saturday, April; 8 when they participate in the Delaware Open at the University of Delaware.