Women’s Track Battles Windy Conditions, Takes 5th at Loyola/Hopkins Invite

Women’s Track Battles Windy Conditions, Takes 5th at Loyola/Hopkins Invite

BALTIMORE, Md. – Wesley College women's track & field battled harsh windy conditions to take 5th of 17 squads at the Loyola/Hopkins Invitational in the Charm City on Saturday afternoon.  Sophomore Elizsha Streeter was a part of two victories on the day while classmates Taylor Rae Danforth and Dieunise Desir set school-records in the hammer throw and 1,500m, Run, respectively.

Streeter won the 200m Dash in 26.24 and ran a leg of the victorious 4x100m Relay that easily won its event by nearly a full second in 48.99.  Joining Streeter on the relay was sophomore Angel Hall and freshman Alexia Mitchell and Ashley Morris.

Mitchell, Hall and Streeter also ran the 100m Dash with Mitchell winning her heat and taking second overall in 12.78.  Hall and Streeter both clocked a 12.98, in the event to take sixth and seventh, respectively.

Hall also won her heat of the 400m Dash in 1:00.35, but was beat out by freshman teammate Quadira Minus who took third in 59.52.  Newcomer Chiquita Deline also ran a solid time of 1:02.93.

Danforth had arguably the best day for a Wolverine on the day, shattering the school-record in the hammer throw with a toss of 110-09.75, to take fourth overall.  She also took third in the pole vault, clearing 10-06.

A local from New Castle, Del., Desir broke her own school-record in the 1,500m Run, winning her heat in 5:08.60.  Desir also took third overall in the 3,000m Steeplechase in 12:39.15.

Other notable performances were turned in by Taylor Lynch, who set a personal record with a 16-10.50" effort in the long jump and Nicole Evanko in the hammer throw (101-07.25/6th).

Also competing on the day were Kierra Dukes in the 100m hurdles (17.51) and Brittney Kerns in the triple jump (31-06.75).

To close out the day, the 4x400m Relay of Minus, Deline, Danae Carter and Aja Russell placed 5th overall in 4:11.54.

The Wolverines return to the track on April 17-18 at the Morgan State Legacy Invite in Baltimore.