Women’s Track Finishes 3rd at CAC Championships

Women’s Track Finishes 3rd at CAC Championships

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Wesley College women's track & field team took a program-best third place at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday at the campus of Christopher Newport University.  Christopher Newport took the team title followed by Mary Washington who bested the Wolverines for second place by just a single point.  Salisbury finished fourth, followed by York and Frostburg State.

Freshman Kiona Mency won conference titles in the 60m Dash (7.82) and 200m Dash (26.03) and helped the 4x400 Relay (4:09.77) of classmate and high school teammate Elizsha Streeter, as well as sophomore Kerri Pagels and junior Stevi Carpenter to a school-record and third place finish. Streeter followed her in both of the short sprints, taking silver and All-CAC honors in the 200m (26.05) and third in the 60m (8.00).  Freshman Kameko Webb also scored in the 60m with a time of 8.21 to place fifth.

Streeter also earned All-Conference honors in the 400m Dash with a time of 1:00.19 to place second overall.  Carpenter also added points in the event with a sixth-place finish (1:01.74).

Also earning All-Conference honors with second place finishes were freshmen and local products Tyesha Purnell and Kadijah Doughty.  Purnell, a Felton native, took silver in the high jump (5-03.00) while Doughty, a Milton native, tossed the shot put a school-record and ECAC qualifier 40-09.75.

Aside from her fifth place performance in the 60m Dash, Webb also added points for the Wolverines in the long jump (4th in 16-01.75) and triple jump (4th in 32-10.50).  Classmate Arnelle Akakpo also took fifth in the triple jump with a 32-03.00 effort.

Taking bronze in the 60m hurdles was freshman Taylor Cosby (9.46) while freshman Taylor Rae Danforth broke her own school-record in the pole vault, placing fourth in 9-10.00.

The indoor season is not complete for some, as several Wolverines will travel to Boston, Mass., for the ECAC Championships on March 7-8.