CARROLLTON, Ga. – After a lengthy break between meets, the UWG track and field team is back on the track this weekend, competing at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday.
The Wolves begin on Friday with the 400m hurdles, the 4x800m, the Steeplechase, 5k, and 10k on the track as well as the high jump and javelin, and will wrap up all other events on Saturday.
It’s been two meets and two wins to begin the 2019 outdoor season as the Wolves won the Cougar Invitational to open the outdoor season back in late February, and then won again the very next week, taking the team title at the Victor Icebreaker Duals hosted by Berry College in Rome.
Amina Saunders headlined the Wolves performances in both of those events, winning the 400m hurdles in back-to-back weeks, and finished third in the 100m hurdles in her last event.
In the jumps, freshman Aalayla Farr finished fifth in the long jump and triple jump, but in Columbus jumped 5.31m in the long jump for a first place finish. Her 11.35 triple jump in Columbus also took first place in that event.
Veterans Dawn McCaskill, Ashley Davis, and Nadia Davila have been tuning up for the stretch run of the year. There have been numerous freshman and newcomers already contributing, including transfer Merica Valdez who has finished first and second in the pole vault in two events this season.
The field of teams at the Emory Invitational will be large and have a mix of different divisions included. The Wolves can expect some competition from within the Gulf South Conference.