Winston-Salem, NC – Southern Wesleyan competed in their first meet of the year today in the JDL Kickoff Classic. The Warriors had several top 20 finishes during the first meet of the season, and Peyton Shelton set a new school record in the 3K.
How It Happened
60 Meters: Demadgyai Croft competed in the 60 Meter preliminaries for Southern Wesleyan. Croft took 27th with a time of 7.11.
200 Meters: Demadgyai Croft went on to compete in the 200 Meters where he took 27th with a time of 23.70.
400 Meters: In the 400 Meters, three Warriors competed in the race. Mychael Lipscomb led the Warriors as he crossed the finish line with a time of 52.94 to put him in 31st place. Lipscomb was followed by Jannai Maxwell in 34th place with a time of 53.17 and Kaleb Jackson in 63rd place with a time of 59.37.
Mile: Southern Wesleyan took 11th and 16th place in the mile during the JDL Kickoff. Peyton Shelton led the Warriors in 11th with a time of 4:48.08. Shelton was followed by Konnor Palacios in 16th place with a time of 4:59.66.
3000 Meters: Peyton Shelton set a new school record in the 3000 Meters as he finished in 9th place with a time of 9:32.00. He was followed by Konnor Palacios in 19th place with a time of 10:17.79.
60 Meter Hurdles: Leonard Holmes took 17th with a time of 8.76.
High Jump: Freshman Chandler Whittle tied the school record in the high jump with a distance of 1.90 meters to put him in 8th place. Whittle was followed by Johnny Bogert in 14th place with a distance of 1.75 meters.
Triple Jump: Javon Barmore finished in third place in the triple jump as he recorded a distance of 13.75 meters.
Weight Throw: Keauntai Robinson and Christian Swindle both competed in the weight throw during the first meet of the season. Robinson recorded a distance of 12.94 meters to put him in 13th place, while Swindle recorded 12.39 meters to put him 16th place.
Southern Wesleyan will take a break during the holiday season, but will return to compete in the ETSU Invite on January 11 and 12. They will then travel to the University of South Carolina to compete in the Gamecock Inaugural on January 18 and 19.