ROME, Ga. – After one day of action at the Gulf South Conference Track and Field Championships, and four events, the UWG Wolves sit in fifth place with 20 points. Alabama Huntsville currently leads with 36 points at Maddox Track at Barron Stadium in Rome.
Thursday began with four events of the women's heptathlon along with the 4x100m relay, the 10k run, the long jump, and the javelin throw.
China Amey headlined the day finding a place on the podium with a third place finish in the long jump, posting a top distance of 5.60m.
The Wolves picked up eight points in the javelin throw with Jackie Smith taking third place and six points with a throw of 36.36m while Lexi Cromer grabbed the other two points with a throw of 32.48m, good for a seventh place finish.
After four events in the heptathlon, UWG's Andrea Foster leads with 797 points in the event. Paige Berriochoa is in fifth with Kayla McGuire sitting in seventh.
West Georgia's 4x100m relay team took third place in that event with a time of 47.73 which was slightly faster than last year's time at the GSC Championship which set a conference record last season. UWG gained six points with their third place finish.
Alexis Smith was the Wolves' top finisher in the 10k run, placing 16th with a time of 45:43.61.
The Wolves return to the track tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. with the continuation of the heptathlon. The hammer throw is set for a 1 p.m. start followed by the triple jump and shotput at 4 p.m. The 100m prelims and the 3000m steeplechase wrap up Friday's events.