LANCASTER, Pa. – The Wesley College women's track & field team were voted as the favorites heading to the first-ever Atlantic East Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship meet, according to the Atlantic East Pre-Championship Poll. The poll was released by the conference Friday afternoon.
Wesley edged out Marywood in the coaches' poll. Wesley collected 15 points and three first-place votes while Marywood tallied 14 points and the remaining two first-place votes. Gwynedd Mercy (10 points), Immaculata (6 points) and Neumann (5 points) rounded out the final three spots of the poll.
The Wesley women will be led into the conference meet by senior thrower Jourdyn Beverly and junior runners Evelina Sloboh and Jontae Hankins, who are all two-time winners of the Atlantic East Athlete of the Week award. Wesley holds 27 of the top-five times and marks in the Atlantic East with seven leading their respective event in the conference. Sloboh is the 2019 indoor national champion in the 60-meter dash and holds the top times in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the conference.
Along with Beverly. Sloboh and Hankins, Wesley will lean on All-American senior Briana Artis and former Capital Athletic Conference champions Briyanna Woods and Maysha Foster to perform well at the conference championships.
The two-day Atlantic East Conference Championship Meet, hosted by Gwynedd Mercy, starts on Saturday at 3 p.m. The meet will wrap up on Sunday with a 10 a.m. start.