BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's and women's track and field teams are off to a solid start after day one of the MEC Track and Field Championships held on the Wesleyan campus.
On the men's side, Alan Crise brought home the lone title on day one in the javelin with a throw of 48.74 meters.
Matt Dearth ran third in the 10,000 meters with a time of 32:11.50.
On the women's side, Wesleyan took the top six positions in the javelin.
Rachel Czulewicz was first (41.88 meters), Abby Buchan was second (40.94m), Katie Demi was third (38.19m) Audrey Barber was fourth (35.34m), Lauren Cvechko was fifth (34.95m) and Andrea Paterra was sixth (34.64m).
The Lady Bobcats were equally as strong in the high jump as Cvechko took first with a jump of 1.63m while Joy Price was third (1.60m), Lauren Leaman was fourth (1.55m) Anja Beckmann was sixth (1.50m) Savannah Teter was seventh (1.45m) and Zoei Kirk was eighth (1.45m).
Cvechko picked up her second win of the day as she took first in the long jump at 5.53 meters while teammate Beckmann was fifth with a leap of 5.15m and Ali Allen was seventh with a 5.07m.
In the 10,000 meter run, Wesleyan amassed 19 points.
In the hammer throw, Wheeling Jesuit took the top six spots while Wesleyan's Lauren Crimm was seventh with a toss of 36.58 meters.
The pole vault was suspended due to weather. It will be resumed on Sunday.
The MEC Championships will resume Saturday at 12:30 p.m.