SALISBURY, Md. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's track team competed at the Eastern Shore Challenge Saturday in Salisbury Md. The Marlins placed fifth, producing 90 team points.
Throws played a large part in the Marlins success as the team churned out multiple top-5 finishes. Quentin Webert continued to excel as the sophomore nabbed first overall in the hammer throw, setting a mark of 47.79. Coby Cockrell claimed third in the discus as well, hurling the projectile 40.12m. Abel Owusu rounded out the throwers as his mark of 12.71 in the shot put earned him fourth in a field of 19.
Keeping with the field events, Michael Gatling also performed well as his leap of 12.93m in the triple jump earned him fourth overall.
Over at the track, the team had top finishers in what seemed like most events. Skyler Lattuca earned first overall in the 5000m as he clocked a 15:31.48. Fellow distance runner Jordan Sulcer would take seventh in the 1500m as well, crossing the finish line in 4:13.91. In the steeple chase, Mike Class and Michael Tres finished third and fourth with respective times of 10:20.01 and 10:35.73.
In the short track, Landry Moffo took down his own school record in the 110m hurdle as he claimed third with a time of 15.23. Over at the 400m hurdles it was Eamon Cooney's finish of 55.52 that earned him second place overall.
Men's track and field will return to action again on Friday as the team heads to Randolph for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships.