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Stalwarts Shine Despite Difficult Track Conditions

Afrifa-Boakye won the high jump on Saturday
Afrifa-Boakye set an outdoor best in the high jump at the meet

For Immediate Release – 4/1/17 - #273
Stalwarts Shine Despite Difficult Track Conditions

BRIDGEWATER, VA – The Randolph College outdoor track and field teams competed at the Doc Jopson Invitational on Saturday, which was hosted by Bridgewater College.  Several WildCats posted great times and marks despite adverse conditions.

On the women's side, the throwers continued to excel, despite throwing into heavy winds.  Trevanna Berryman had the second-best throw in her career (and the history of the program) in the discus.  She finished second at 125'8.5".  However, she came back and won the shot put competition with a throw of 36'5.5".  Teliya Stevenson was close behind, taking fifth with a toss of 34'1.5".  Stevenson also added a career-best in the javelin throw with a heave of 84'9.25".

Jalil Penn and Jordan Sheets ran against strong head winds in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.  The two posted solid times in each race, and were able to finish fifth and sixth in the 100, and reverse order and fourth and fifth in the 200.  Teammate Marisa Quarti was close behind in seventh.

Quarti was even more impressive in the 100-meter hurdles.  She ran against an incredibly tough wind (-4.4) and missed a school record by two-tenths of a second.  She still managed to finish second in the race.

On the men's side, Anthony Quinn continued to reign in the 110-meter hurdles.  He won the race in 15.73, which was hindered by a -4.4 wind.

Karim Frazier posted two solid times in the 100 and the 200.  He ran the 100 in 11.83, which was a new school-record.  He then added a second-place finish in the longer sprint with a time of 23.90. 

Philemon Afrifa-Boakye also had a great day, posting two stellar showings in the event.  He took the silver in the long jump with a leap of 20'0.25".  He then won the high jump, clearing a height of 5'10.75" on his first attempt. 

Also on the day, Matthieu Meyer added a new career-best in the 1,500-meter race.  He finished in a time of 4.26.74.

The WildCats will continue their busy spring, returning to action next weekend.  The 'Cats will have a shorter trip, as the team will compete at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational.  Events start on Friday, but will see most of the action on Saturday.