DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's women's track & field team finished second of nine teams at the Delaware State Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at the Hornets' Alumni Stadium. The Wolverines, who set four school-records on the day, scored 128 points, finishing just behind Delaware State (189) and in front of Coppin State (72).
The highlight of the day came from freshman Kameko Webb, who shattered her own school-record by over 16 inches in the long jump, traveling a 18-1.5 to finish third. Webb also ran the opening leg of the 4x100m Relay which took second in 49.89.
Classmates Arnelle Akakpo (15-9) and Brittney Kerns (15-5) also scored in the long jump while Kerns won the triple jump in a school-record 34-9.75. Akakpo took third in the triple jump with an effort of 32-11.25.
Freshman Dieunise Desir won a pair of golds and a silver while setting a pair of school-records. Desir started her tripleheader with a school-record 5:13.56 in the 1500m to take second and followed up with wins in the 800m (2:32.90) and 3,000m (11:59.47), which also set a school-record.
In the sprints, freshman Elizsha Streeter took second in the 200m Dash in 25.80, despite winning the slowest heat by over four seconds. Streeter also led the Wesley contingent in the 400m, taking fifth in a school-record 59.38, followed by Stevi Carpenter in sixth (1:01.10), Angel Hall (1:02.38) and Camille Ince (1:05.86).
Kadijah Doughty boosted the Wolverines in the throws, placing second in the shot put (38-11.75) and fourth in the discus (111-0). Damyra Price and Muriel Murray took fourth and sixth in the shot put while Nicole Evanko placed seventh in the discus and fourth in the javelin.
Wesley returns to the track on Thursday-Saturday at the Penn Relays, the oldest and largest track & field competition in the United States, hosted annually since 1895.