MARIETTA – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s and women’s indoor track & field team swept the Pioneer Open at Marietta College on Friday evening. The men’s team tallied 145 points and the women’s team finished the meet with 169 points.
How The Men Finished
Following the men’s first place finish in the final team scores were Glenville State (117 points), Alderson Broaddus (98), Marietta (87), Pikeville (27) and Shawnee State (12).
Cayden Robinson finished the day placing second in the 800-meter run (2:05.45) and first in the one-mile run (4:30.81). Cole Bracken finished right behind Robinson in the 800-meter run at 2:07.45. Evan Pyles came in second in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:13.95.
In the 400-meter dash, Jose Filion crossed the line at 52.98, placing third and Sterlin Thropp finished fourth at 53.74. Tanner Faulkiner had a third place finish in the 55-meter dash, coming just .03 seconds out of first place. The Bobcats had three Top-10 finishes in the 200-meter dash. Aaron Kupfner gave Wesleyan another first place finish, running a 8.07 in the 55 meter hurdles.
As a team, the men won both the 4×200 meter relay and the 4×400 meter relay, winning both events by five seconds. RJ Miller and Jake Harvey finished first and second in the high jump.
How The Women Finished
Behind Wesleyan’s first place finish in the final team scorers were Glenville State (121.5), Marietta (109), Alderson Broaddus (56), Shawnee State (40) and Pikeville (29).
Ny’Tierra Hobbs started the season off strong, taking first in the 55-meter dash (7.42) and the 200-meter dash (26.84). Shannon Farrow took third in the 55-meter dash (7.50) and second in the 200-meter dash (28.23).
Marimo Akita and Samantha Cash took first and second in the 400-meter dash with Aubrey Wiethe coming in fourth. Dakota Johnson ran a 2:30.95 in the 800-meter run to take first in the event. In the 1-mile run, Leigha Hall crossed the line first, running a 5:22.02.
Samantha Cash placed first in the 55-meter hurdles (8.91) and high jump (1.50m). Cash also finished first and broke a school record in the triple jump at 11.50m. The 4×400 meter relay teams A & B took first and second in the event.
Where They Go Next
The Bobcats travel to Youngstown, Ohio January 20 to compete at the YSU College Invitational inside the Watson and Tressel Training Site.