YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The West Virginia Wesleyan track & field teams had an impressive showing at the YSU Collegiate Invitational inside the Watson & Tressel Training Site. Faith Gandy broke her previously tied school record in the 60-meter dash on Friday (Jan. 21).
Both teams squared off with competitors across multiple collegiate divisions and proved to be worthy competitors on the afternoon. On the women’s side, Gandy and Ny’Tierra Hobbs both made the finals in the 60-meter dash. Gandy surpassed her preliminary time by five-tenths of a second running 7.73 and breaking the school record. Hobbs ran 7.94 in prelims to advance her to the finals.
Samantha Cash ran 9.67 in the 60-meter hurdles. Lauren Colbert and Aubrey Wiethe ran 10.02 and 10.07 respectively in the event. Cash won the high jump posting a final mark of 1.56 meters. Colbert took eighth with a mark of 1.45. Brady Browning took fifth in pole vault clearing 3.07 meters in her second attempt.
In the distance events Tori Carr ran 5:37.14 in the one mile run. Lauren Chickosky ran 11:33.34 in the 3000, and Alyssa Kelleher crossed the line in 21:33.95 in the 5000.
On the men’s side Tanner Faulkiner took home third in the 60 dash finals with a time of 6.89. Devin Taylor had a strong run in the 200 meter dash running 22.31. Scott Soucier crossed the line in 51.37 in the 400 meter dash. Hayden Hess and Jarrett Gandy ran 52.51 and 52.98 respectively.
In the field events Oliver French cleared 1.80 in the high jump RJ miller had a final mark of 1.75. Kenneth Okoye cleared 1.90 in the seeded high jump to give him sixth in the event. Okoye had a final jump of 13.30 in the triple jump.
WVWC heads back to Youngstown State to participate in the YSU National Mid-Major Invitational on Friday.