FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's outdoor track and field team opened up its season Saturday at the Mary Washington Invite hosted by the University of Mary Washington. The team found plenty of success including a couple broken school records.
In the short track races, Daniel Johnson got things going as he earned a triup to the finals in the 100-meter prelim as he paced a 11.26. In the finals, he would go on to take 5th as he shaved off .03 seconds from his time. Landry Moffo would also find some success as he earned eighth (of 29) in the 200m with a time of 23.42. Moffo was also featured in the 110m hurdles where he and teammate William Peyton would take 2nd and third overall. Peyton clocked a school record 15.41 while Moffo was just .01 behind him.
In mid-distance, Skyler Lattuca impressed as his time of 4:08.91 in the 1500m topped the 42-runner field. Gavin Steel (2:03.98) and Ezekiel Herrera-Bevan (2:05.18) would also take sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 800m.
Over at the field events, school records were toppled as well. Tyreece Duke made his mark in Virginia Wesleyan history as his toss of 47.94 in the javelin became the University's top mark. Quentin Webert also got in on the action as his throw of 42.20 in the hammer took down his own record he set last season.
Michael Gatling would round the events out as he put up some top marks int eh jumping pits. The freshman lept 12.59m in the triple jump earning him fourth place and then would jump a distance of 5.92m in the long jump to pick up a sixth-place finish.
Men's outdoor track and field will be back in action on April 4, as the team heads to nearby William and Mary for a three-day meet.