Wesley men win at George Mason

Wesley men win at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Wesley College men's and women's track & field teams competed at the Last Chance Meet on Sunday hosted by George Mason University.

As a team, the Wesley men won the meet over teams across all three NCAA divisions. The men received 61 points in the meet. The women also did well, finishing fourth as a team earning 55 points. Host George Mason won on the women's side with 69 points.

The men were paced by a strong performance in the 4x400-meter relay. The team of Dominic McAnulty, DaJahn Lowery, Joseph Crenshaw and Rayshawn McRae won the event with a time of 3:25.02. The team of Ja'mier Bailey, Jordan Dillard, Terrance Mack and Will Johnson placed third in the relay, finishing in 3:30.73. Individually, Dillard took second in the 500-meters (1:08.57) while Crenshaw finished third in the 200-meter dash (22.09).

Greg Taylor and Roland Attoh-Okine tallied third-place finishes in the 60-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles respectively. Taylor clocked in at 6.89 seconds in the 60 and Attoh-Okine turned in a time of 8.12 seconds in the 60 hurdles.

In the field, Jaehlan Joyner and Antwan Ellerbe placed 4-5 in the shot put. Joyner got a mark of 13.48 meters while Ellerbe recorded a heave of 13.26 meters.

The women's 4x400-meter relay also did well for the Wolverines. Elizsha Streeter, Quadira Minus, Briana Artis and Angel Hall earned the gold medal in the event, clocking in at 3:53.15. The squad of Dieunise Desir, Chiquita Deline, Courtney Williams and Danae Carter placed fourth with a time of 4:16.70. Williams also earned third place in the 500-meter dash (1:28.02).

The field events proved fruitful for the Wolverine women's team. Jourdyn Beverly registered a second-place finish in the weight throw (14.93m) and fourth in the shot put (11.54m). Taylor Rae Danforth took third in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.33 meters. Nicole Evanko and Monshea Newsome-Murray recorded fifth places in the weight throw and triple jump respectively. Evanko had a mark of 12.36 meters while Newsome-Murray notched a leap of 11.10 meters.

The Wolverines will compete in one more Last Chance Qualifier at Ursinus College on Friday, March 3 in hopes of earning more qualifiers for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Match 10-11.