Six Bobcats, Lady 'Cats Break Into Scoring Column

Six Bobcats, Lady 'Cats Break Into Scoring Column

CHARLOTTE -- Six West Virginia Wesleyan track performers found the scoring column in the 49-team UNCC-Charlotte 49er Invitational Friday.

This included two NCAA provisional marks and one 20-year old school record that was dismantled.

Lauren Cvechko and Amber Stewart started the day by going one-two among collegiate runners at the event.

Stewart scored 4200 points, just missing her all-time best of 4251 from her 2104 MEC title, while Cvechko hit the NCAA mark with a 4493 tally. Her score broke the 20-year old record of former Bobcat Lady Amy McCall, a Wesleyan legend who scored 4438 points back in 1996.

Alan Crise placed in the decathlon with 5246 points. Crise suffered a hamstring injury in the eighth event (the pole vault), but finished the meet to obtain MEC qualifying.

Tyler Donati, in his best performance since returning from Tommy John Surgery, placed second in the javelin with a toss of 59.01. This was also an NCAA provisional mark.

One other notable performance just missed a "provo" - sophomore Sydney Pineault ran the second fastest steeplechase in school history, running an 11:13.29, just eight seconds off the NCAA mark. She placed fifth.

Junior Tavaris Anderson was the other Bobcat scorer, placing seventh in a highly competitive long jump field. His mark was 6.95.

Junior hurdlers Nate Moore and Daniel Plaugher both qualified for today's 110-hurdle final.

Today is the final day of competition in the large three-day meet.