Danforth, Young Highlight Field Athletes at Towson Invitational

Danforth, Young Highlight Field Athletes at Towson Invitational

TOWSON, Md. – Several Wesley College men's and women's field athletes competed at the Towson University Invitational on Sunday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium. 

Highlighting the day for the Wolverines were Taylor Rae Danforth on the women's side and Travis Young on the men's. 

Danforth, a sophomore from Jamesville, N.Y., was tops among non-Division I athletes in the pole vault and hammer throw.  Danforth cleared 10-08.75 in the pole vault, breaking her own school-record and placing 5th overall. Danforth was just 16 centimeters short of the school's hammer throw record, tossing a personal-record 107-08.00.

A freshman from Horsham, Pa., Young placed second overall and first among non-Division I athletes in the javelin with a mark of 161-01, just off the school-record.  Also scoring in the event for the Wolverines was Alex Mesa (136-06) and Dylan Kaplan (129-09).

Ryan Shilling finished second among non-Division I performers in the discus and fifth in the hammer while Chris Scanlon ranked 4th in the discus and 6th in the hammer.

Freshman Adam Gibson cleared 10 feet in the pole vault.

Wesley returns to the track on April 3-4 at the Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary.