CLINTON, Miss. ­– The opening day of the Gulf South Conference Track and Field Championships has come and gone and after just three events, the West Georgia Wolves have 21 points and sit in third place in the team standings.

 

Highlighting day one was sophomore Nya Moses, who finished first in the hammer throw, gaining 10 points for the Wolves with a throw of 46.38m. Moses wasn’t the only one gaining points in the hammer as senior Caitlin Teknipp finished fifth with a top throw of 37.94m.

 

Teknipp then went on to finish third in the javelin with a throw of 33.55m to clinch six points for the team total.

 

The only other events on Thursday were four of the seven events in the heptathlon. Four Wolves competed in the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, and 200m dash to open the event. Andrea Foster finished third in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.44. Nadia Davila and Kennedy Davis were behind Foster in fourth and fifth.

 

Davila led the Wolves in the high jump of the heptathlon while Paige Berriochoa led the way in the high jump. The final heptathlon event of the day was the 200m dash and it was Foster again leading the way with a second place finish.

 

Tomorrow’s day two feature numerous field and track events as well as the final three legs of the heptathlon. For more info visit the Championship Homepage at the link above.

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