Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan took their third consecutive Runner-Up title in the Conference Carolinas Championship. The Warriors set many Conference Carolinas and school records during the meet while gaining the most points ever scored in a conference championship meet. Mycherie Onwuzuruike was named the Freshman of the Year at the conclusion of the meet.
Team Score: 143
How It Happened
100 Meters : Southern Wesleyan took second and fourth place in the 100 meters. Lyric King led the Warriors with a second place finish with a time of 12.05. She was followed by teammate Mycherie Onwuzuruike in fourth with a time of 12.26.
100 Meter Hurdles : Both Chyna Campbell and Skylar Julian advanced to the finals in the 100 meter hurdles. In the finals, Chyna Campbell took second place with a time of 14.43. She was followed by Skylar Julian in sixth place with a time of 14.82.
400 Meters : Junior Jami Lewis took first place in the 400 meter as she crossed the finish line with a time of 55.22. Her time set a new school and conference record along with set a provisional mark. Lewis is now 17th in Division II in the 400 meter.
400 Meter Hurdles : Sophomore Keyanna Williams took fifth place with a time of 1:05.73.
800 Meters : In the 800 meters, the Warriors took second place as Hayley Singletary crossed the finish line with a time of 2:21.16.
5000 Meters : The Warriors were led by Maggie Rice and Kyra Hood in the 5000 meters. Rice led the Warriors to take fifth with a time of 19:55.46. Rice was followed by Hood in seventh with a time of 20:09.98.
4 x 100 Meter Relay : Southern Wesleyan defeated the field in the 4x100 meter relay as Michele Beugre, Jami Lewis, Lyric King and Amanda Trapp soared past the other teams in the field with a time of 45.98. Their time put them as the sixth fastest relay team in the nation. The Warriors also set conference and school records with the time.
Hammer Throw : Kelsie Smith led the Warriors in the hammer throw as she took second place with a throw of 49.31 meters.
Long Jump : The Warriors set a new school in the long jump as Mycherie Onwuzuruike took first place with a jump of 5.85 meters. Her distance allowed her to set new school and conference records along with put her in 20th in the nation as a provisional qualifier. Teammate A'Miracle Scott followed her in fifth place with a distance of 5.56 meters.
High Jump : Tierra Johnson took eighth place in the high jump during the championship meet with a height of 1.45 meters.
Javelin : In the javelin, Misha Mercuis took 10th with a distance of 27.33 meters and Chloe Foster took 12th with a distance of 25.36 meters.
Shot Put : The Warriors took second and third place in the women's shot put. Paris West took second place with a throw of 12.74 meters to set a new school record. She was followed by teammate Kelsie Smith in third place with a distance of 12.12 meters thrown. The Warriors field was wrapped up by Chyna Cannon who threw a distance of 10.23 meters to take 13th place.
Pole Vault : Haley McLaughlin took seventh place in the pole vault with a height of 2.75 meters.
Discus : Paris West claimed first place in the discus as she threw a 39.52 meters in the championship meet. Her throw allowed her to set a new school and conference record. She was followed by teammate Chyna Cannon in eighth place with a throw of 34.98 meters. Kelsie Smith took 19th with a throw of 28.88 meters.
Southern Wesleyan will next take place in the Lenoir-Rhyne Last Chance meet on Mary 11 and 12th.