April 24, 2014

Women’s Track Battles Nation’s Best at Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Wesley College women's track team took on some of the Nation's best teams in the 4x100 and 4x400 at the Penn Relays on Thursday afternoon at Franklin Field. Hosted annually since 1895, the Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track & field competition in the United States.

An all-freshman squad of Kameko Webb, Elizsha Streeter, Angel Hall and Kiona Mency was placed in the first and fastest 4x100 Relay heat to start the Wolverines afternoon.  Taking on the likes of Texas A&M, St. Augustine's, Cal State Fullerton, Syracuse, Harvard, Rhode Island, UMass-Lowell and Rider, Wesley finished in 49.97, placing 76th overall out of 105 teams. 

The Aggies ran the fastest preliminary time of the afternoon in 44.09 while the entire top eight in Wesley's heat finished in the top 50 with three teams in the top 20.

Streeter and Hall also ran later in the day in the 4x400m Relay along with junior Stevi Carpenter and fellow freshman Camille Ince.  Wesley broke its old school-record in a time of 4:09.98 to place 85th overall.

Wesley returns to Penn Relays for the 4x200m Relay on Friday, April 25 at 1:50 pm.  The Wolverines men's team will run the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 as well, with the 4x100 starting off at 12:30.  The 4x200 is scheduled for 1:30 and the 4x400 at 4:15.