LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Randolph College women's track and field team recorded several new school records as the WildCats hosted their third annual WildCat Invitational this weekend.
The meet served as a final tune-up for the 2018 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship, held next weekend at Bridgewater College from Friday-Saturday, April 20-21.
The WildCats had a strong showing in the sprint and hurdle events as Marisa Quarti (North Reading, Mass./North Reading) kicked off the morning with a 16.18 school record in the 100 meter hurdles, posting a second-place finish overall. Quarti would return in the 200 meter dash, running the fastest-time for Randolph as the senior crossed the finish line in 28.73.
Jordan Sheets (Lewisville, N.C./Ronald W. Reagan) turned in a second-place finish in the 400 meter dash, posting a brand new school record time of 1:01.47. Michaela Saunders (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) had the top time for Randolph in the 800 meter run, posting a time of 2:52.57 while Leo Galopin (Rye Brook, N.Y./Ethel Walker) recorded a personal best time of 6:27.61 in the 1500 meter run. In the 100 meter dash, Jalil Penn (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) recorded the best Randolph time of 14.04, a personal best.
Meghan Chaffins (Temperanceville, Va./Holly Grove Christian) recorded a new school standard in the long jump as the first-year earned a mark of 4.59m to finish second overall. Chaffins would add another second-place finish to her day as she earned a height of 1.42m in the high jump before securing a triple jump mark of 10.01m.
In the throwing events, Teliya Stevenson (Hedgesville, W.Va./Hedgesville) had the top marks in hammer throw (34.12m), shot put (10.06m) and discus (28.54m) while Kayla Wilhelm (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) posted the best mark for Randolph in the javelin, tossing 28.45m for a fourth-place finish.