Wolverines impress at Terrapin Invitational

Wolverines impress at Terrapin Invitational

LANDOVER, Md. – The Wesley College men's and women's track & field teams competed at the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday, hosted by the University of Maryland.

The Wolverines ran well at the invitational against a field of majority Division I schools. The Wolverine men finished sixth out of 13 teams with 53 points while the women placed seventh out of 15 teams, scoring 27 points.

Senior Greg Taylor recorded a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash (6.95) and a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (22.73).  Fellow senior DaJahn Lowery followed Taylor in the 60-meter dash, coming in at 7.03 seconds, good for fourth place. Lowery also claimed the fifth spot in the 300-meter dash, with a time of 35.86 seconds.

Junior Roland Attoh-Okine turned in a second-place time in the 60-meter hurdles (8.19), finishing three-tenths behind the first-place time.

The Wolverines had two scorers in the 600-meter run. Senior Dominic McAnulty led the Wolverines with a fifth-place finish (1:25.94) while junior Jamier Bailey was right behind McAnulty coming in seventh-place (1:26.56). Sophomore Jordan Dillard was a few tenths of seconds of scoring, coming in 10th place with a time of 1:28.67.

In the field, the Wolverines notched three scorers in the triple jump. Freshman Rayshawn McRae paced the Wolverines with a third-place jump with a mark of 13.42 meters. Junior Julian Washington and Dillard followed McRae in seventh and eighth place with jumps of 11.21 and 11.18 meters respectively.

Freshman Jaehlan Joyner collected eighth-place in the shot put with a throw of 13.47 meters.

On the women's side, the relay team of seniors Danae Carter and Dieunise Desir, junior Chiquita Deline and freshman Courtney Williams placed third in the distance medley with a time of 13:29.13. Deline also came in seventh place in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:48.91.

Freshman Jasmine Brown and junior Ashley Morris finished five-six in the 60-meter hurdles. Brown clocked in at 9.27 seconds while Morris registered a time of 9.32 seconds.

Brown impressed in her field events as well. Brown came in third place in the high jump, with a mark of 1.63 meters. Senior Tyesha Purnell just missed scoring in the high jump. She jumped to the same height as the sixth-place marks (1.53m) but had one more scratch in the height than her competitors.

Sophomore Jourdyn Beverly recorded a seventh-place finish in the weight throw, with a heave of 15.64 meters.

The Wolverine track & field teams will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Annapolis to participate in the Wesley Brown Invitational, hosted by the United States Naval Academy. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.