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Women’s Track and Field Competes at VMI Winter Relays

Meghan Chaffins competes in a jumping event

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Randolph College women's track and field team competed in the VMI Winter Relays, held Friday-Saturday, Feb. 8-9 at the Virginia Military Institute.

Taja Hunley (Dalzell, S.C./Thomas Sumter Academy) and Meghan Chaffins (Temperanceville, Va./Holly Grove Christian) both competed in the jumping events for Randolph. The duo tied for 11th in the high jump, each earning a height of 1.45m. Hunley would jump a measure of 10.33m in the triple jump and a 4.81m mark in the long jump while Chaffins followed with a triple jump mark of 9.70m and a long jump measure of 4.09m.

Teliya Stevenson (Hedgesville, W.Va./Hedgesville) threw the best marks for Randolph in the shot put, earning a mark of 9.70, before securing a measure of 9.78m in the weight throw. 

Alexis VanWinkle nearly tied her own personal best in the pole vault, finishing sixth overall with a height of 2.90m.

In the running events, Michaela Saunders (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) was the solo Randolph harrier in the 800 meter race, crossing the finish line in 3:02.17 while Jordan Sheets (Lewisville, N.C./Ronald W. Reagan) and Jalil Penn (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) competed in the 200 meter dash, posting times of 28.19 seconds and 29.28 seconds, respectively.

The WildCats next compete at the USC Invite in Winston-Salem, N.C. from Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16.