Winston-Salem, NC – Southern Wesleyan picked up their third straight runner-up award in the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championship on Sunday. The Warriors finished behind the University of Mount Olive Trojans.
Mount Olive – 209.5
Southern Wesleyan – 106.5
Limestone – 90
North Greenville – 70.5
Converse – 44
King – 27
Emmanuel – 24
Lees-McRae – 18.5
Barton – 18
Belmont Abbey – 14
How It Happened
60 Meters : In the 60 meters, Mycherie Onwuzuruike led the Warriors with a fifth place finish with a time of 7.86. She was closely followed by teammates Michele Beugre and Lyric King in sixth and seventh place. Beugre took sixth with a time of 7.88, while King finished in seventh with a time of 7.95.
Mile : Madison Lewellen finished just shy of the top ten in the mile. Lewellen finished with a time of 5:58.54 to take 13th in the championship.
4000m Distance Medley Relay : The Warriors team of Hayley Singletary, Kayla Achenbach, Taylor Broadwell and Maggie Rice finished seconds behind the North Greenville team of Roach, Arnold, Valentine and Whisman. Singletary, Achenbach, Broadwell and Rice claimed second place with a time of 13:13.72.
4x400 Meter Relay : Southern Wesleyan took first in the 4x400 meter relay. Lyric King, Amanda Trapp, Michele Beugre and Jami Lewis claimed first when they crossed the finish line with a time of 3:59.73 several seconds ahead of the Mount Olive team of Beckford, Kafi, Moncrief and Thring.
Weight Throw : Kelsie Smith took third place for the Warriors in the weight throw as she threw a distance of 14.71 meters to set a new school record. Chyna Cannon followed in ninth place with a distance of 12.99.
Long Jump : In the long jump, Mycherie Onwuzuruike set a new Conference Carolinas and school record with a distance of 5.81 meters to claim first place. Her distance put her in 14th in the nation among long jumpers. Onwuzuruike was followed by A'Miracle Scott in second place with a distance of 5.51 meters.
Pole Vault : Haley McLaughlin took third in the pole vault with a height of 2.97 meters.
Triple Jump : Freshman Mycherie Onwuzuruike took third in the triple jump as she jumped a distance of 11.42 meters. She was followed by teammate Tierra Johnson in sixth place with a distance of 10.65 meters.
High Jump : Tierra Johnson cleared a height of 1.47 meters in the high jump to put her in fifth place.
Southern Wesleyan will kick off their Outdoor Track and Field season on March 2 at the Berry Invitational. They will then compete in the Charlotte 49ers Classic in Charlotte, NC on March 15 and 16.