Track & Field wins 11 events at Delaware State Hornet Invitational

Track & Field wins 11 events at Delaware State Hornet Invitational

DOVER, Del. – Gearing up for Penn Relays and the Atlantic East Conference Championships, the Wesley College men's and women's track & field teams made the short trip over to Delaware State University to take part in the Hornet Invitational.

In the quad meet with Division I opponents Delaware State, Coppin State and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Wesley collected 11 first-place finishes.

It was a very productive day on the track for Wesley. Kai Cole collected three golds in the meet. Cole won the 100- and 200-meter dashes for the third time in the outdoor season. Cole turned in times of 10.51 seconds in the 100 and 21.53 seconds in the 200. Cole teamed with TySean Cousar, John Heriot and Isaiah Bodie to win the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 41.72 seconds.

Javonte Freeman won the 110-meter hurdles with a personal record of 14.80 seconds. Freeman then placed third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 57.29 seconds.

In the 100-meter dash, Daquay Harris-Winbush picked up a fifth-place time with his personal-best time of 11.03 seconds. Bodie placed seventh in the 100 (11.13) and Cousar placed 10th in the race (11.33).

John Heriot finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.13 seconds. Ian Thorne (51.89), Raul Torres (52.09) and Jordan Dillard (52.25) went 6-8 in the 400.

Thomas Kalieta Jr. turned in a third-place effort in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 21.63 seconds. Heriot placed eighth in the 200 with a time of 22.47 seconds.

Anthony Anastasi collected second place in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the line in 4:23.12.

Harris-Winbush, Brandon Faulk and Justin Cowgill won the long jump, high jump and javelin throw respectively. Harris-Winbush won the long jump with a leap of 6.32 meters (20-9). For the third consecutive week, Faulk broke the school record in the high jump with a clearance of 2.03 meters (6-7.5). Cowgill won the javelin with a heave of 49.85 meters (163-6). Harris-Winbush and Cowgill along with Jermaine Hull went 2-4 in the high jump.

Tyler Poulson notched a second-place throw in the shot put (13.06m, 42-10.25) and seventh in the discus (34.96m, 114-8).

On the women's side, Maysha Foster won the 100-meter dash with a season-best time of 12.46 seconds. Rakiya Taylor and Emani McNeil placed third and fourth in the 100 with times of 12.92 seconds and 13.15 seconds respectively.

Lekeshia Brown-Myrick earned gold in the 400-meter hurdles, completing the race in 1:07.81. Brown-Myrick collected fourth place in the long jump with a mark of 4.97 meters (16-3.75).

Jontae Hankins recorded first in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 12:34.60. Hankins also placed third in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:31.76.

Briana Artis finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.89 seconds. Taylor, McNeil and Briyanna Woods finished in fourth, seventh and eighth respectively. Artis also notched third place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.78 seconds.

Teyri Reed and Kyra Wesby earned first and second place in the triple jump. Reed won with a mark of 10.36 meters (34-0) while Wesby placed second with a leap of 9.25 meters (30-4.25). Reed, Woods and Wesby also placed 3-5 in the javelin throw.

Jourdyn Beverly registered third in the discus with a throw of 106-08. Zekiah Fountain was fifth in the discus with a throw of 70-09.

Wesley will send athletes to the historic Penn Relays, which start on Thursday, April 25.