SALISBURY, Md. – Dodging rain showers and the humid spring weather, the Wesley College men's and women's track & field team competed at the Eastern Shore Invitational at Salisbury University on Saturday.
The Wesley male sprinters continue their torrid start to his spring season by winning the 100- and 200- and 400-meter dashes. Cole picked up a win in the 100 and 200 with a time of 10.85 seconds and 21.58 seconds respectively. Thomas Kalieta Jr. cruised to a win in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 48.47 seconds.
John Heriot ran well in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, placing second in the 100 and third in the 200. Heriot clocked in at 11.00 seconds in the 100 and 21.86 seconds in the 200.
Javonte Freeman was narrowly edged in the 110-meter hurdles by UMES' Chisom Onukwugha to finish second in the event with a time of 15.06 seconds. Freeman also registered an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles (57.76).
Anthony Anastasi placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. He broke his own school record with a time of 10:19.83.
Brandon Faulk broke the school high jump record with a first-place clearance of 1.96 meters (6-05). Faulk's jump breaks the 10-year school record of 1.96 meters by Roger Morales, Jr. Faulk also picked up a ninth-place jump in the triple jump (12.16m, 39-10.75).
Isaiah Bodie placed sixth in the 100 (11.21) and 10th in the 200 (22.93). TySean Cousar finished in sixth in the 400 (50.04) while Daquay Harris-Winbush placed 10th in the 100 (11.51). Raul Torres placed ninth in the 400 with a time of 52.38 seconds.
Cousar, Kalieta, Heriot and Jordan Dillard finished the 4x400-meter relay in 3:17.46 to earn second place.
Harris-Winbush picked up a second-place mark of 6.60 meters (21-08) in the long jump. Jermaine Hull and Isaiah Bodie finished 6-7 in the long jump. Hull also collected seventh place in the triple jump.
Tyler Poulson threw the shot put 12.22 meters (40-1.25) to finish in seventh place. D'Shon Sanders earned ninth place in the javelin with a mark of 31.53 meters (103.5).
The field events paced the Wesley women at the Eastern Shore Challenge. Jourdyn Beverly registered three top-10 finishes. Beverly notched third in the hammer throw, sixth in the shot put and ninth in the discus. She recorded marks of 40.42 meters (132-07) in the hammer, 10.59 meters (34-09) in the shot and 30.04 meters (98-07) in the discus.
Lekeshia Brown-Myrick also recorded a trio of top-10 finishes. Brown-Myrick collected a fifth-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 5.04 meters (16-6.5), seventh place in the triple jump with a mark of 10.07 meters (33-0.5) and seventh in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.09.
Jontae Hankins finished in third place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:51.42. Evelina Sloboh, Maysha Foster, Briana Artis and Rakiya Taylor teamed up to place sixth in the 4x100-meter relay, clocking in at 49.16 seconds. Individually, Foster placed eighth the 200 in 26.21 seconds.
Victoria Robinson finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.37) and the triple jump (9.87m, 32-4.75) while Teyri Reed picked up ninth place in both the long (4.82m, 15-9.75) and triple jumps (9.63m, 31-7.25).
Zekiah Fountain notched ninth place in the hammer (35.35m, 116-0) and shot put (10.12m, 33-2.5)
As a team, the Wesley men placed third in the eight-team field with 107 points while the women tallied 29 points to finish seventh in the 10-team meet.
Wesley will be back in action on Friday, April 19 at the two-day Morgan State Legacy Invitational.