NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's outdoor track and field team competed in the Blue and Silver Challenge hosted by Christopher Newport University on Saturday.
The hurdling squad of Landry Moffo, Michael Gatling and Peyton Williams had a tremendous showing as the trio took first, second and third, respectively. Moffo clocked the top time of 15.55 with Gatling (16.15) and Williams (16.23) not too far behind. Gatling and Williams would go on to take fifth and sixth in the 400m hurdles, recording times of 1:00.08 and 1:00.17.
In the short track, Virginia Wesleyan had a solid outing in the 100m as Curtis Dudley (11.31) and Daniel Johnson (11.36) took fifth and sixth out of 21, respectively. Johnson would also snag seventh in the 200m with a time of 23.04. In the mid distance Skyler Lattuca took seventh in the 800m with a time of 1:59.60 while Jordan Sulcer's time of 4:20.05 in the 1500m garnered an 11th place finish in a field of 36.
There was also plenty of success over at the field events especially in the throws. Tyreece Duke continued to impress in the javelin, taking the top spot with a toss of 50.95. Coby Cockrell and CJ Govan would perform well in both the put and discus as well. Cockrell took fourth in the shot put (12.98m) and fourth in the discus (37.72m) while Govan nabbed fifth in both events (SP – 12.40m / DISC – 36.72m). Over at the hammer throw, Quentin Webert claimed third in the field of 22 as he tossed the hammer 47.62m.
Gatling would round out the top scores as his mark of 6.28m in the long jump earned him third out of 13 jumpers.
Women's track and field will return to action on Thursday as the team heads to William and Mary University for day one of the three-day Colonial Relays.