The Wilmington College Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams travelled to Atlanta, Georgia this past week to participate in the Emory Invitational, hosted by Emory University. The men’s team placed 10th out of 23 teams from across the country, and the women finished 14th overall.
The men’s team placed 10th out of 23 teams from across the country, and the women finished 14th overall.
The Quakers had many student-athletes shine in the warm weather for both teams. On the track, Pierce Burnam finished in first place among 25 participants in the 400m Hurdles with an astounding time of 54.19 seconds. In the same event on the women’s side, Emma Burke impressed with her 3rd place finish and a time of 1:08.18.
In the field events, Antone Truss also helped grab some important points for the Quakers with his 2nd place finish in the High Jump. Kalvin Butts stood out with 2nd place finishes in both the Hammer Throw and the Discus, and Lauren Stacy excelled in the same events to get 3rd and 2nd in the Discus and Hammer Throw respectively.
When asked about how competing in the Emory Invitational will help the team down the road, men’s thrower Josh Miller said “We had the advantage of getting the first meet in over other teams in our conference, and that means we have a week to correct and improve our performances.” Miller competed in both the Hammer Throw and Javelin Throw finals this week.
The WC Track and Field squads will be competing again on March 30th, this time a little bit closer to home, at the Wittenberg Invitational.