Track and Field Teams in First Heading Into Last Day of Championships

Track and Field Teams in First Heading Into Last Day of Championships

BUCKHANNON – Both the West Virginia Wesleyan men's and women's track and field teams sit in first place after day two of the Mountain East Conference Championships on the campus of Wesleyan.

The women will battle Wheeling Jesuit on day three for the MEC title.

Wesleyan has 177.5 points after two days while Wheeling Jesuit has 150.5 points. Concord is a distant third with 50 points.

On the men's, Wesleyan has amassed 137 points after two days while Charleston is second with 63 and Notre Dame is third with 48.

In events that went final for the women, Sydney Pineault successfully defended her title in the 3,000- meters steeplechase with a time of 10:43.

Baylee Summers took fifth in the event with a time of 12:59.

Jordan Lynn took second in the heptathlon with 3895 points while Audrey Barber was third with 3299 points. Teammates Marlee Angelucci, Paxton Winston and Mim Stonecipher were fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

Lauren Cvechko took seventh in the shot put with a heave of 11.78.

Aiyana Kachmarek (37.24m), Lauren Crimm (37.03m) and Abby Buchan (36.30m) took fifth, sixth and seventh in the discus throw.

In the pole vault, Stonecipher (3.00m) was third, Carmine Guynn placed fourth (3.00m) and Kassey Wagner was fifth (2.75m).

On the men's side, Wesleyan picked up the win in four events.

West Virginia Wesleyan's Dylon Rippeto doubled with wins in the discus and shot put, and teammate Alan Crise won the javelin. WVWC's Chad Longanacre won the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Rippeto had a discus throw of 45.38 for the win.

Alex Eye took second place with a heave of 44.71 while Thomas Haines was fifth (39.50), Neil Scherich was sixth (38.93) and Tim Friend was eighth (37.91).

In the shot put, Rippeto had a winning toss of 14.56.

Friend was second (13.93), Eye was fourth (13.40) and Caleb Detamore was eighth (12.95).

In the javelin, Crise had a winning throw of 48.74.

Wesleyan picked up 24 points in the event as Hunter LeMasters was second (48.38m), Scherich was fourth (46.76m) and Alex Moss was eighth (43.51m).

Longanacre had a winning time of 9.55.30.

Eric Wooten was eighth in the event of 10:42.70.

Day three of the event will start at 10 a.m.