ROME, Ga. – It's a close race after two days of the Gulf South Conference Track and Field Championships as the West Georgia Wolves sit in third place with 70 points and trail the leaders, UAH by eight points. Lee sits in second with 77 points, just one point behind the Chargers.
The heptathlon wrapped up early on Friday as Paige Berriochoa finished in third, while Andrea Foster took fourth and Kayla McGuire took fifth.
West Georgia had a solid day in the hammer, grabbing 21 points in that event led by a second place finish and a school record throw of 38.78m by Nya Moses. Caitlin Teknipp took third with a throw of 38.41m to gain six points while Hannah West's throw of 38.33m was good for fourth place and five points. Lexi Cromer's seventh place finish got two points for UWG as the freshman threw 28.78m.
Back at the track, Cynthia Benjamin led the Wolves in the triple jump, placing fourth with a jump of 11.49m. Benjamin earned five points for her effort.
The Wolves got 14 points as a team in the shotput as Nya Moses led the charge again, placing second and gaining eight points with a throw of 12.12m. Autumn Burnette's throw of 11.83m got the Wolves five points, and put Burnette in fourth place. The final point in the shotput came from Hannah West's eighth place finish with a throw of 10.37m.
The 100m dash prelims did not end the way the Wolves were hoping as UWG didn't get a runner through to the finals with Dawn McCaskill just missing out by a tenth of a second.
UWG did not get any points in the last event of the day, the steeplechase.
Despite the tough finish on day two, the Wolves are in prime position going into tomorrow. The Wolves still have the pole vault, the discus, and high jump in the field events and a wealth of points are still available on the track as Amina Sunders headlines day three in the 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, and the 200m dash.
Saturday's events begin at 10 a.m. at Maddox Track at Barron Stadium in Rome, Ga.