Indoor track sets records at ODAC championships
By Rachel Levy, Sports Editor
Shenandoah University indoor track set records Feb. 26 at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships in Roanoke, Virginia.
The women’s long distance medley relay team was the only Shenandoah team to pull out a win at the championships. The Hornets had a time of 13 minutes and 10.95 seconds, which was 13 seconds faster than the second place team. The long distance medley relay team consisted of senior Shelby Shrader, junior Sarah Mann, sophomore Alexandria Caljean, and sophomore Aislynn Smith.
Senior Danyelle McGrady was able to earn second team all-conference honors by finishing second in the weight throw competition with a throw of 15.60 meters. McGrady also laced seventh in the shot put with a throw of 10.81 meters.
Sophomore Shamyra Wilkerson had a strong showing with two top five finishes in the 200-meter sprint and 60 meter dash. In the 200 meter Wilkerson placed fourth and in the 60-meter she placed fifth.
The men’s long distance medley relay team also had a high finish with third place. Junior Matthew Horton, junior David Segovia, sophomore Bradley Zartman, and sophomore Justin Mehrer combined to get a finishing time of 10:44, only three seconds behind the first place team and one second behind second place.
Sophomore Marquaye Jackson was the only one on the men’s indoor track team to receive all-conference honors. Jackson earned the honor by placing third in the weight throw competition. He had a throw of 15.00 meters.
Freshman Chris Smith was able to have two top five finishes in his first collegiate championship. Smith placed fourth in the long jump with a jump of 6.49 meters and fifth in the triple jump with a jump of 13.25 meters.
Senior Ansel Borhauer tied for sixth in the 200-meter sprint but was pushed back to seventh when the times had to be broken down further to the thousandth of the second.
The men finished in fifth place overall and women finished in sixth place. Both teams have a three week break until hitting the track again on March 17 at the Washington and Lee University track and field carnival.