Lady Bobcats, Bobcats Take First in Kickoff Classic

Lady Bobcats, Bobcats Take First in Kickoff Classic

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan track and field teams looked good in their home Bobcat Kickoff Classic meet here Thursday and Friday.

The men won easily with 309 points.

Second place Bethany had 153 points while Glenville State was third with 126 and West Liberty was fourth with 42.

On the women's side, they cruised to a win earning 351 points.

Bethany was second with 121 points while Glenville State was third with 110.

On the men's side, they won seven events.

Dylon Rippeto won two events – the shot put and the discus.

He had a throw of 13.87 meters in the shot and 43.39 meters in the discus.

Isaac Johnson claimed the hammer title with a heave of 45.27.

Nicholas Molina won the pole vault clearing 3.90.

Desmond Sivels won the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.11 seconds.

Craig Westfall took first in the 800 meters with a clocking of 2:00.82.

Marcus Black won the 3000 steeplechase with a time of 10:37.63.

On the women's side, they were victorious in 13 events.

Earning wins in the field events were Georgia Sim and Ali Allen in the long jump (4.96), Caysie Irving in the pole vault (3.05), Jordan Tate in the high jump (1.57) and Aiyana Kachmarek in the discus (36.89).

Picking up individual first in the track events were Ali Crawford in the 100 meters (12.40), Ali Johnson in the 800 meters (2.25.76), Brittany Pollard in the 800 meters (5:19.45). Sydney Pineault in the 5000 meters (17:56.68), Rachel Fulks in the 10,000 meters (44:07.88) and Jordan Lynn in the heptathlon (3240 points).

Wesleyan won both relay events – the 4 x 100 and the 4 x 400.

The 4 x 100 team consisted of Crawford, Makenzi Neibergall, Sim and Mykera Days running a time of 50.36.

The 4 x 400 team of Crawford, Vicki Crise, Adrian Cunningham and Johnson had a winning time of 4:11.99.

Both teams will be back in action this Friday and Saturday in the William & Mary Invitational.