Scots Sweep at Kenyon Classic

Brian Lief
Emani Kelley

GAMBIER, Ohio – The College of Wooster men's and women's track and field teams swept their competition at the Kenyon Classic on Saturday.

The women dominated the eight team field with 161.5 points. Otterbein was second with 93.

The men had a closer outcome, downing second place Penn St.-Behrend by just three points 141-138.

Two school indoor records were broken. Emani Kelley shattered a 1994 record set by Michelle Poole in the 500 dash beating the prior time of 1:22.54 and setting the new one at 1:19.98.

Brian Lief also broke a record from the 1990's, 1998 specifically when Brandan McCabe ran a 2:34.84 in the 1,000 run. On Saturday, Lief ran a 2:33.73 in the event to break the record.

Focusing on the women first, Claudia Partridge and Carolyn Webster both jumped five feet and one inch to claim the top two spots in the high jump. Also, Webster won the long jump at 16-feet, 8.5 inches.

Korri Palmer, Maya Vasta, Claudia Partridge and Larkin Hudson won the 4x200 relay under a time of 1:54.17, edging Kenyon's second place time of 1:54.65. The 4x400 relay team of Kelley, Vasta, Audrey Cordova and Cobi Warstler finished second at 4:18.62.

The first-year Vasta was second in the 200 dash in 27.39 and third in the 400 dash in 1:03.08. Warstler won the 1,000 run with a time of 3:18.52.

Christine Weber threw 35-feet, 2.5 inches to win the weight throw. Mallory Crane was third in the triple jump (31-feet, 9.5 inches).

For the men, freshman William McMichael won the 400 dash with a time of 51.46 seconds.

In distance, David Westcott won the 3,000 run in 8:53.85 and Jackson Feinknopf won the 5,000 in 15:51.91. Aedan Pettit was second in the 1 mile with a time of 4:29.15.

Wooster won the 4x200 relay in 1:35.12 behind the team of Drake Pence, McMichael, Myles Parker and Justin Fox. The Scots also won the 4x400 relay in 3:33.51 thanks to McMichael, Matt Olszewski, Parker and Lief.

In the field events, Kristian Coleman won the triple jump (43-9.25) and placed third in the long jump (20-2.5). Spencer Wilson won the weight throw with a throw of 48-feet and 6.75 inches.

Next, the Scots will compete at the Denison Last Chance Meet next Friday.