SALEM, Va. – The Randolph College women's track and field team had a strong showing at the Last Minute Invite hosted by Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon.
Alexis VanWinkle set a new school record in the pole vault event, earning a mark of 2.92m, besting her previous school record of 2.65m set at the Finn Picus Invite on Jan. 25, and a fourth-place finish in the field.
Tiffanie Kelly had the top Randolph performance in the long jump, placing eighth with a measure of 3.99m, before earning a 10th-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 8.51m. Taja Hunley (Dalzell, S.C./Thomas Sumter Academy) placed third in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.44m, before taking fifth in the triple jump with a measure of 9.88m. Meghan Chaffins (Temperanceville, Va./Holly Grove Christian) and Kelly also finished within the top-10 in the triple jump with Chaffins finishing sixth with a mark of 9.57m and Kelly taking seventh with a measure of 9.46m.
Kayla Wilhelm (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) had the top mark for the WildCats in the weight throw, earning sixth in the field with a mark of 11.46m.
In the running events, Michaela Saunders (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) and Ermela Wurgesa (Clarksburg, Md./Clarksburg) finished the 500 meter race consecutively, with Saunders taking sixth in a time of 1:35.62 while Wurgesa finished seventh in 1:44.47, while Erin Schriever (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) completed the 800 meter run in 3:11.81 and Jalil Penn (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) clocked in a 200 meter time of 29.01 seconds.
The WildCats next compete at the VMI Winter Relays from Friday-Saturday, Feb. 8-9.