COLUMBUS, Ga. – The UWG track and field team began their championship outdoor season with a bang on Saturday, placing first with 155 points at the 6th Annual Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Georgia.


As a team UWG track and field finished 63 points ahead of the second place team. The Wolves had outstanding individual performances by Nadia Davila and Aalayla Farr. Nadia Davila claimed top honors in both 100m hurdles and high jump. Freshman, Aalayla Farr also won two events as she placed first in both the long jump and the triple jump.



In the long jump, the Wolves went one, two, three. Aalayla Farr placed first with a jump of 5.31m. Tora Wright jumped 5.23m to take second place and Meghan Daniels right behind her in third with a jump of 5.17m.


Two Wolves scored in the triple jump. Aalayla Farr took first with a jump of 11.35m and Meghan Daniels behind her with a jump of 10.86m for second. In the high jump Nadia Davila was the only athlete to clear the bar, jumping 1.55m for first place.


Pole Vault

The Wolves went one and two in the pole vault with Merica Valdez in first and Sydney Ross in second. Both athletes jumped a 3.40m.



A pack of Wolves scored in the javelin throw. Paige Berriochoa took top honors with a throw of 37.38m. Ravae Cox took third with a throw of 28.22m as a freshman. Brandi Boddy threw the javelin 23.64m for seventh place and Mary-Elizabeth Jones threw 22m for eighth place.


In the discus, the Wolves had two top finishers. Mary-Elizabeth Jones took fifth place with a throw of 33m. Ravae Cox was not far behind with a throw of 32.7m for seventh place.


Shot put also had a pack of Wolves finish in the top eight. Ravae Cox finished third with a throw of 10.93m. Also scoring for the Wolves in the shotput was Brandi Boddy finishing sixth with a throw of 10.45m and Tyra Babbs in eighth place with a throw of 10.09m.



The Wolves had a big turnout in the hurdles. Senior, Amina Saunders won the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:06.88. E’Myah Carter took third with a time of 1:11.22 and Maniyah Thomas behind her in fourth with a time of 1:13.29.


In the 100m hurdles, Nadia Davila won the race with a time of 15.03. Placing third behind her was Tora Wright and Malaya Miles in sixth.



Senior, Dawn McCaskill scored points for the team in both the 100m and 200m. McCaskill placed sixth in the 100m at 12.87 and seventh in the 200m with a time of 24.98. In the 400m for the Wolves, Heather Lundi placed seventh with a time of 1:03.82.



The Wolves placed 6th in the 4x400m race with a time of 4:19.91. Making up the relay team was Meghan Daniels, Paige Berriochoa, Heather Lundi and E’Myah Carter.