One School Record Falls; One More Almost Falls at Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. – One school record fell and one more almost did when the West Virginia Wesleyan men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed in the two-day Roanoke Invitational this past weekend.

The record that was broken was the men's 4000-meter distance medley relay.

The foursome of Ian Frailey, Craig Westfall, Austin Hayes and Jacob Ortiz finished third in the event, but broke the record with a time of 10:38.28.

On the women's side, Kasinda King just missed the school record in the weight throw by .04 meters.

She took seventh in the event with a heave of 12.08 meters.

For the men, the pole vault wound up being Wesleyan's best event.

Hunter LeMasters took first in the event with a height of 4.49 meters while Adam Fox was third (4.19m) and Kyle Raines and Nicholas Molina were tied for sixth (3.74m).

The weight throw also proved to be a successful event for the Bobcats.

Dylon Rippeto took third (14.79m), Isaac Johnson was 10th (13.64m) and Dahlton Kittle finished 14th (13.21m).

Rippeto also took fourth in the shot put with a toss of 14.35m while Tim Friend was 15th in the event (12.68).

Neil Scherich was fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.80m) while Austin Gresser was sixth (8.98).

Frailey ran fifth in the 3000 meters with a clocking of 9:11.78.

Fox took sixth in the in the high jump with a leap of 1.76m.

The 4 x 400-meter relay team of Gresser, Westfall, Isaiah Robinson and Scherich placed 10th with a time of 3:36.49.

On the women's side, the Lady Bobcats earned three runner-up spots.

Sydney Pineault took second in the 5000 meters with a time of 18:33.07.

Rachel Fulks was sixth in the event (20:45.69), Kirsten Campbell was 11th (22:47.68) and Stephanie Johnson was 13th (24:44.71).

The 4 x 400-meter relay foursome of Laura Blake, Emma Harrison, Natalie Wiethe and Lauren Leaman took second with a time of 4:14.27 while the foursome of Dava Jack, Erica Jack, Zoey Vilasuso and Angie Nseliema was ninth with a time of 4:32.92.

In the long jump, Anja Beckmann was second with a leap of 5.06m while Zoei Kirk was eighth (4.78m) and Paxton Winston was eighth (4.73m).

The pole vault saw Caysie Irving take third (3.13m), Mim Stonecipher was fourth (2.98m), Carmine Guynn was seventh (2.68m) and Kassey Wagner was 11th (2.53m).

The high jump belonged to Wesleyan.

Leman and Joy Price was tied for third (1.53m), Winston was sixth (1.48m), Savannah Teter was seventh (1.48m), Kirk was ninth (1.43m) and Bri Coles was 11th (1.43m).

Caylee Painter took fourth in the 60-meters (8:04), Rachael Englund took sixth in the 3000 meters (11:02.98), Jack was sixth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.81).

In the weight throw, following King was Aiyana Kachmarek in 11th (11.69m) and Lauren Crimm in 12th (11.54m).

Prior to the Roanoke Invitational, the teams competed in the Camel City Elite in Winston-Salem, N. C.

LeMasters broke his own one-week old pole vault record that placed him second in the Mountain East Conference.

Nate Moore also moved up the national list in the 60-meter hurdles. After the Camel City Elite, he is now 28th.

Both teams will compete again this Saturday at the Kent State Tune Up Invitational.