BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia Wesleyan's men and Wheeling Jesuit's women enter as favorites in this weekend's Mountain East Conference Track & Field Championships.
Wesleyan's men are currently ranked eighth in the latest Atlantic Regional rankings.
The Bobcats are led by reigning league MVP Tavaris Anderson, who is leading the league in the triple jump. Reigning MEC Field Athlete of the Year Dylon Rippeto is currently leading the league in both the shot put and the discus.
Wesleyan's men are going to be challenged by several strong MEC teams. In what could be one of the tighter races in years in terms of multiple teams; strong squads from Concord, Charleston, Glenville, Wheeling Jesuit, and Notre Dame could all make title runs this weekend.
Wheeling Jesuit's women are currently ranked sixth in the Atlantic Region, and are favored to win over half of this weekend's events. They are led by a deep and talented throwing corps that is led by senior Hayley Campbell.
They have several of the other top athletes in the region including distance runners Kelsey Chambers and Kaitlyn Workman, sprinters Natasha Trott and Alex Burch, and All-American pole vaulter Anna Massa.
Wesleyan's women are also ranked in the region in the nine spot, and could pose a potential challenge to the Cardinals.
Events start at 10 a.m. on Friday, with the conclusion scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday.