Men’s Track Hangs With Nation’s Best at Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Wesley College men's track team proved that it belonged with the Nation's elite college teams, competing at the Penn Relays on Friday afternoon at Franklin Field.  The Wolverines participated in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays on the day.

Opening the day for Wesley was the 4x100 relay team of sophomore De'Vaughn Trader and freshmen Da'Jahn Lowery, Patrick Schlosser and Markael Jenkins.  Finishing first among Division III teams in 42.02, the Wolverines placed 37th of 92 teams and going head-to-head with the likes of Division I powers Kennesaw State, Missouri and Indiana. Some of the notable teams that Wesley defeated were Rider, Lehigh, Harvard and Delaware State.

The 4x200 Relay consisted of all freshman with Lowery, Schlosser, Jenkins and local product Johnny Crenshaw. Wesley took 23rd of 51 squads in a school-record 1:26.95 while being matched up in a heat with LSU, Pittsburgh, Middle Tennessee and NC Central and narrowly defeating teams from UNC-Wilmington, Maryland, Penn, Missouri and Temple.

Lowery also ran a leg of the 4x400 to close out Wesley's day, clocking a 3:21.20.  Joining Lowery on the squad was freshmen Dominic McAnulty and Anthony Brinkley, as well as junior Carlton Sheppard. Finishing 55th of 89 teams, Wesley was able to defeat squads from Missouri, Coppin State and South Carolina.

The Wolverines return to action on May 3-4 for the Capital Athletic Conference Championships held at Christopher Newport University.