Track & Field finishes 4th at GSC Championships

Carrollton, GA - The team portion of the 2017 University of West Georgia Women's Track & Field season completed on Saturday afternoon in Rome, Ga., as the Wolves finished fourth in this year's Gulf South Conference Championships. 

UWG entered the day in third place, but the day began without a score from the Wolves in the 1500m finals while Lee and Alabama Huntsville took six of the top seven spots int the race, putting a gap between those two teams and the rest of the field. Next came the 100m hurdles, where Amina Saunders took silver in the event with a time of 14.43, becoming Second Team All-Gulf South Conference. That gave the Wolves eight points, followed by Andrea Foster with four points in fifth place and Nadia Davila finished in seventh with two points. 

In the 400m dash, Emani Collins was the highest finisher from West Georgia, finishing fifth with a time of 57.99 and scoring four points for the Wolves. Kiera Washington finished in sixth place with a time of 58.47, picking up two points in the race. 

Next up was another silver medal for Saunders, who ran the 400m hurdles in second place at the championships, scoring eight more points for the Wolves and picking up another Second Team All-Gulf South Conference award. West Georgia had three runners score in that event, with Andrea Foster finishing in seventh place with two points and Paige Berriochoa in eighth place with one point. 

Collins scored two more points for the Wolves in the 200m, finishing in 25.40 and coming in seventh place. Dawn McCaskill was just just behind her with a time of 25.50 and in eighth place in the event. The Wolves picked up six more points by coming in third place in the 4x400m relay, claiming a bronze medal in a time of 3:55.23. 

In the field events, three Wolves scored in the discus throw, led by bronze medalist Nya Moses with a throw of 33.83. That was one of two events to earn Moses Second Team All-GSC honors, as she also won the silver medal in the hammer throw on Friday. Caitlin Teknipp finished in fifth place in the discus, earning four points for the Wolves and Alexis Cromer also scored in the event with an eighth place throw. 

Trisan Haughton picked up six points for West Georgia in the high jump on the day with a bronze medal  jump of 1.63m. Courtney Hopson also added two points for the cause with a seventh place finish.