Women place second, men finish third at CAC Championships

Photos by Tom Weishaar, One More Shot Photography
Photos by Tom Weishaar, One More Shot Photography

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Wesley College men's and women's track & field teams both had impressive showings at the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Mary Washington.

The Wesley women's team placed second at the conference meet with 155 points. The Wesley men took third with 85 points. Christopher Newport won both team titles.

Jasmine Brown picked up two conference titles in the jumps. Brown won the triple jump with a mark of 11.10 meters (36-5). Brown also won the long jump with a leap of 5.45 meters (17-10.75). Brown also finished second in the high jump (1.63 meters, 5-4.25) and sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.19).

The 4x100-meter relay team of Ashley Morris, Elizsha Streeter, Angel Hall and Briana Artis collected a conference championship in the event. The team turned in a time of 48.61 seconds, over two and half second faster than the second place time. It is the fourth consecutive year that Wesley scored a conference title in the women's 4x100-meter relay.

Hall earned an individual conference championship in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.19 seconds. Hall also recorded a fourth-place finishes in the 100 (13.17) and 200-meter dashes (26.70). Streeter tallied a trio of second-place performances in the sprints. Streeter finished second in the 100 (12.87), 200 (26.39) and 400-meter dashes (58.64). Morris placed second in the 100-meter hurdles (15.08) and third in the 100-meter dash (13.13). Artis registered fifth place in the 100 meters (13.33) and seventh place in the 200 meters (27.74). Quadira Minus turned in a fourth-place effort in the 400-meter dash (59.83).

In the field, Monshea Newsome-Murray placed second in the triple jump (10.77 meters, 35-4) and fourth in the long jump (5.12 meters, 16-9.75). Courtney Williams recorded a fourth-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 10.30 meters (33-9.5). Jourdyn Beverly placed fifth in the hammer (38.96 meters, 127-10.25) and sixth in the shot put with a heave on 11.66 meters (38-3.25). Taylor Rae Danforth cleared the pole vault in 3.10 meters (10-2) to place fifth.

The men were paced by the conference championship performance from the 4x100-meter relay. The quartet of Patrick SchlosserJohnny CrenshawDaJahn Lowery and Greg Taylor won the event with a time of 42.15 seconds. Lowery picked up a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash (10.92) and a third-place time in the 200-meter dash (22.31). Taylor placed third in the 100 meters (11.14) and sixth in the 200 meters (23.88).

Lowery also teamed up with Dominic McAnultyRayshawn McRae and Ian Thorne to turn in a third-place time in the 4x400-meter relay. Wesley finished the event in 3:28.74. McAnulty individually placed fourth in the 400-meter dash (50.47).

Also on the track, Roland Attoh-Okine collected a fourth-place effort in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.59 seconds. Terrance Mack finished the 100-meter dash in fifth place, turning in a time of 11.474 seconds.

McRae recorded a second-place leap in the triple jump with a mark of 13.67 meters (44-10.25). Daqauy Harris-Winbush tallied a third-place mark in the long jump (6.90 meters, 22-7.75) and fifth place in the high jump (1.85 meters, 6-0.75). Schlosser (43.33 meters, 142-2.25) and Ryan Cowgill (41.23 meters, 135.3.50) placed sixth and eighth respectively in the javelin throw. Jaehlan Joyner threw the shot put 14.16 meters (46-5.50) to collect fifth place.

The Wolverines will be back in action on Saturday, April 29 when they take part in the Lions' Invitational, hosted by the College of New Jersey.