WVWC indoor track and field individuals shine at Marshall meet

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University hosted an indoor track event Saturday, Jan. 13 that included several Mountain East Conference teams including West Virginia Wesleyan College.

For the Lady Bobcats, Sam Cash garnered a NCAA provisional qualification in the triple jump with a distance of 11.76 meters (38’7″) for the meet win and a new Wesleyan record. The distance is also first place in the conference. Cash also ran a conference leading time in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.15.

Michael Hansford started his career with a win in the triple jump, launching for 14.11 meters (46’3.50″). The distance currently leads the MEC.

Royell Salmon and Taiwo Babawale-Thropp both ran a 22.73 to break into the top 10 in the conference for the 200-meter dash.

Leigha Hall and Anthony Sanders both took 3rd in the 3,000-meter run. Hall’s time of 10:23 is currently the fastest in the conference.

Dakota Johnson took third place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23, which also leads the conference.

Jordan Lopez led the men’s field athletes with a personal record in the shot put of 13.68 meters and appeared in the finals in both shot put and weight throw (14.95 meters).

Jacqualin Leaman led the women’s field athletes in weight with a throw of 11.06 meters and Mallory McGinnis led the women shot putters with a throw of 10.12 meters. Samya Tuggle also threw a lifetime best of 9.46 meters.

Wesleyan continues its indoor schedule Saturday, Jan. 20 at the VMI Team Challenge

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