Track at Wesleyan Christian Academy
This week’s results in Saber Track and Field were amazing! Coming off a relaxing week of spring break last week, thirty one phenomenal young women on this team got the chance to compete at their best. Some standouts on the track were Jenae Edwards, winner of the 100m dash, Favor Idika, winner of the 200m dash, Jasmine Robinson had a personal best time of 55.4 seconds in the 300m Intermediate Hurdles and Natalia Lindo also ran a personal best time in the 300 Intermediate Hurdles by 3 seconds. The girls’ 4x100m Relay, comprised of Layla Hibma, Taylor Marshall, Jenae Edwards, and Jasmine Robinson, ran a team best time of 55.8 seconds (8 seconds faster than the last meet!), and the girls 4x400m Relay (Hibma, Marshall, Alia Agee, and Favor Idika), ran a team best time of 5:02.4 (58 seconds faster than the last meet!). Senior Daniella Kapural ran a season best time of 7:15.1 seconds in the 1600m run, Staci Davis ran a personal best time in the 100m, Bianca Minter had a personal best jump in the long jump and a personal best time in the 100m. Lindo, Parker Lacewell, and Jadyn Loftinall ran personal best times in the 200m. In the field events, Salem Academy swept the top three spots in the girls triple jump, with Favor Idika, Praise Idika, and Jasmine Robinson placing 1, 2, and 3. The Salem academy throwers had a great day, too. Uche Okoh scored major points for the team placing 1st in shot put with a throw of 29ft 7in and 2nd place in discus with the personal best throw of 73ft 3in. Lucy Calaway also had a good day placing 3rd in both the discus and the shot put. Along with high places, the Sabers also had a number of personal bests in the throws. Makenna Hartwich and Tiarra Georges set new personal best throws in both discus and shot put. Diana Bishop, Aaliyah Brown and Lucy Price all had personal bests in shot put. Jyana Seaman and Amira Rady threw personal bests in discus.
What’s so special about this team is that the majority of them have never even run track or competed in a sport ever or in a very long time, and they are DOMINATING this sport. Out of six schools, Salem Academy won the meet with 190 points, with the second place team, Hickory Grove, scoring 75 points. The depth, heart, and work ethic of this team is apparent, and they aren’t looking to stop now. The Sabers’ next competition will be Tuesday, April 4th, at American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro at 4pm.