Men's Indoor Track and Field Southern Conference

Wofford men, women take first at Appalachian Open

BOONE, N.C. – The Wofford College men's and women's indoor track and field teams began the 2018-19 season at the Mountaineer Indoor hosted by Appalachian State at the Holmes Center on Friday and Saturday. Both the men's and women's teams took first place in the meet as numerous Terriers had top-five finishes.

Amber Lust set a new school record in the 55-meter hurdles at 8.09, with Destiny Shippy second and Shakaiya Bradford fourth in the event. McLeod Dean added a school record in the 55 meters at 7.18 with a first-place finish, while Lust was third overall.

The Terriers took fourth through seventh place in the mile, led by Sommer McKenzie. McLeod Dean added a second-place finish in the 300 meters, with Lust fifth in the event. Kassidy Morton was second in the 400 meters at 58.72 and LeAndrea Combo finished third, followed by Olivia Head in fifth place.

Madison Paraskeva and McKenzie finished one-two in the 800 meters, with Rebeka Fadgyas fifth. In the 3,000 meters, Mary Stewart Wilson was first overall and Shannon McAndrew was second.

The Terriers’ 4x300 relay team was first. Shippy was fifth in the triple jump at 10.92 meters.

For the men, Isaiah Ellis took second place in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.87, while Conrad Heinrich was third in 7.94 and Jonathan Hall was sixth. Jaylen Muhommad set a new school record in the 55-meter dash at 6.47, while placing second overall.

Jack Zemp and Ford McCoy took the top two spots in the mile. Bosco Bapoupeleh was fifth in the 300 meters. Elijah Bull was second in the 400 meters in 50.62. Zemp added a first place in the 800 meters, with Bradford Smith third and Ford McCoy fourth. In the 3,000 meters, Josh Hendry was first, Ben Boatwright second and Beck Classy third.

Longinus Nnodim was second overall in the weight throw at 15.13 meters and he was eighth in the shot put. Omar Mingo took third place in the triple jump at 13.76 meters. The men's 4x300 relay was third overall.

For the women, Wofford was first with 141 points, while Appalachian State was second at 132. The men won with 128 points, with Appalachian State second at 107 points. A total of 10 teams competed on the women's side and nine competed for the men.

After the semester break, the teams will be back in action on Jan. 11-12 at the ETSU Invitational in Johnson City, Tennessee.