Four School Records Fall at Spire Invitational

GENEVA (Ohio) – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's and women's indoor track and field teams set four school records in the two-day Spire Invitational this past weekend.

On the women's side, Lauren Cvechko broke her own record in the pentathlon with 3578 points. She is now ninth in the nation in that event. She took second in the event at Spire.

On the men's side, Tavaris Anderson broke the three-year old record of Brandon Franklin in long jump with a jump of 7.10 meters. Anderson is now 24th in the nation. With his 7.10 leap, Anderson won first place beating out 45 other competitors.

Hunter LeMasters broke a 22-year old record of Charlie Dodrill in the pole vault with a vault of 4.43 meters. He finished fourth overall in the event.

The final record that was broken was that of the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Craig Westfall, Ian Frailey, Isaiah Robinson and Austin Hayes with a time of 8:01.41. The relay team took second overall.

Cvechko and Anderson along with Nate Moore and Daniel Plaugher in the high jump reached their NCAA provisional marks.

Moore ran an 8.27 while Plaugher ran an 8.34. Moore was sixth overall while Plaugher was eighth.

Also on the women's side, the 4 x 800-meter relay foursome of Emma Harrison, Zoey Vilasuso, Lexi Beach and Rachael Englund was victorious with a time of 9:55.18.

Other top women's performances were Joy Price placing ninth in the high jump (1.53 meters) and Anja Beckmann 14th in the high jump (1.48 meters), Cassidy McCullough was 11th in the 60-meters dash (8.07), Caysie Irving 11th in the pole vault (3.22 meters) and Lauren Leaman was 14th in the 60-meter hurdles (9.71).

On the men's side, Anderson was fourth in the 60-meter dash (7.04), Colin Wallace took sixth in the 3000-meter runs (9:11.88), Frailey was 10th in the mile run (4:29.54), Niles Dailey was 12th in the 60-meter hurdles (8.57), Dylan Rippeto took 14th in the shot put (13.61 meters) and Isaac Johnson was 14th (13.59 meters), in the weight throw Rippeto placed ninth (12.98 meters) while Johnson was 12th (12.90 meters) and Adam Fox was 14th in the pole vault (4.13 meters).

The two teams will be back in action this Friday and Saturday at the Winston-Salem Camel City Elite Invitational.