For immediate release – 2/23/2017 -
Track and Field to Compete at ODAC Championships this Weekend
LYNCHBURG, VA – The end of February signifies the end of the indoor track and field season, and with it comes the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Indoor Championships. The Randolph College indoor track and field teams will take part in them on Sunday, with events beginning at noon.
In what will be a first for the conference, the championships will be hosted at an ODAC institution. The new Cregger Center at Roanoke College will serve as host, just as it has for several meets throughout the year. The WildCats have done very well in those meets and will look to continue their success at this meet.
Many athletes qualified for the meet strictly off of previous performances and several others will receive wild cards, after reaching times that were very nearly at the ODAC qualifying mark.
The men's side is highlighted by Anthony Quinn. He is the top qualifier in the 60-meter hurdles and the third in the 200-meter dash. Karim Frazier also has posted a qualifying time in the 200. Matthieu Meyer has qualified for the 800-meter race in an additional track event. Several others are close.
On the field side, multiple WildCats have been accepted already. Frazier and Gavin Cook are both in the pole vault competition and will look to improve on their 3-4 finish in last year's meet. Philemon Afrifa-Boayke has reached marks in the high jump and long jump to see him be included. Tory Myrick rounds out the men's qualifiers, having solidified a spot in the triple jump championships.
The women are highlighted by the throwers. Trevanna Berryman has held the top spot in the shot put all year, and will look to earn the first gold for the WildCats at indoors. Teliya Stevenson also set a new best on the way to qualifying. Along with that, she is in the running for points in the weight throw, with Kayla Wilhelm being just outside the mark.
In the 60-meter hurdles, Marisa Quarti has made her mark on the season and will look to get on the podium. Several other sprinters just missed qualifying marks, but WildCats such as Jalil Penn and Jordan Sheets will get opportunities to score points.
Live stats will be provided but the link has not been generated yet. Stay tuned to randolphwildcats.com for updates.