NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's indoor track and field team performed well at the Captain's Invite hosted by Christopher Newport University on Friday and Saturday. The squad found itself competing against multiple teams including a number of Division I schools.
Freshman Eamon Cooney got things going on Friday as his time in the 200-meter hurdles of 25.49 not only was good enough for first but also set the new Virginia Wesleyan record in that event. Cooney would pick up another top finish on Saturday as he clocked a 50.95 in the 400m hurdles.
Staying on the track, Curtis Dudley continued to churn out solid times in the shorter races as his time of 7.15 in the 60m dash was good enough for fourth overall (out of 29) and first among DIII runners. He then had the top DIII time in the 200m dash as he crossed the finish line at 23.27. A trio of Marlins made their way past the preliminaries in the 60m hurdles as Landry Moffo nabbed fourth, Michael Gatling sixth and William Peyton ninth.
It was a good outing for the Marlin throwers as well. Quentin Webert tossed a 14.76 in the weight throw, taking down Coby Cockrell's record that stood for just one week. The pair are now ranked 1-2 in the ODAC in that event. Three Marlins also put on a good showing at the shot put, led by Cockrell whose toss of 13.66 came in as the top DII throw (second overall). He was followed closely by teammates Abel Owusu (12.77) and CJ Govan (12.69) who took fifth and sixth, respectively.
Women's indoor track and field will compete again on Feb. 3 as the team will go back to Christopher Newport for the Vince Brown Invitational.