Women, Men Both Win the Bobcat Last Chance Meet

Women, Men Both Win the Bobcat Last Chance Meet

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan's women track and field team pulled out a tight victory over local rival Glenville State in the final regular season meet, the four-team Bobcat Last Chance Meet Friday afternoon at Cebe Ross Field.

The Bobcats defeated the Lady Pioneers 169-150 in the meet that also included Concord and the University of Charleston.

Wesleyan collected eight event victories on the day, four of which came from freshmen.

Junior Mykera Days led the way, sweeping the sprints by taking both the 100 and 200-meter dashes.

Junior Emma Harrison raced to victory in the 800 while junior Mim Stonecipher won the pole vault.

Freshman MacKenzie Glaze raced to her first career victory, winning the 400-hurdles. She was complemented by fellow freshmen Kasinda King who won the hammer throw, Lauren Leaman who won the high jump and Zoei kirk who won the long jump.

Like their female teammates, the Wesleyan men closed their regular season with a tight victory over Glenville State in the Bobcat Last Chance Meet Friday afternoon.

The Bobcats defeated the Pioneers 252-239 in the event that also included Concord and the University of Charleston.

Wesleyan won nine individual events on the day.

They swept the throwing events, led by junior Dylon Rippeto who took victory in both the shot put and the discus. Senior Isaac Johnson captured the individual title in the hammer, while junior Gabe Garrison won the javelin throw.

Sophomore Wes Knotts captured his first victory in the high jump, and was complemented by teammates who swept the hurdle and mid-distance races.

Seniors Daniel Plaugher and Alan Crise took the 110 and 400-hurdle events, while junior Zach Abbott (800) and freshman Austin Hayes (1500) swept the middle races.

Wesleyan is back in action this weekend, hosting the Mountain East Conference Championships starting on Friday.