ATLANTA, Ga. – With a much smaller squad, the Wolves were back in Atlanta for the Emory Classic on Friday and Saturday.
“This meet was a late addition to our schedule for a specific purpose,” Bailey said. “For the most part, this was to prep our heptathalon performers for the event at the conference championships.”
Despite only six athletes competing this week, UWG track and field managed to score 36 points over six events, finishing eighth in the overall standings. Senior Amina Saunders was responsible for 24 of those points. Saunders managed to take the runner-up title in each of her three races.
In the 200m dash, Saunders finished in 25.24 seconds. In the 400m hurdles, she ran 1:02.92 and in the 100m hurdles finished in 14.24. Also in the 100m hurdles, Nadia Davila finished fourth in 14.50 to earn more points for the Wolves. Davila also took 12th in the high jump at 1.60m.
Merica Valdez vaulted 3.45m for a fourth-place finish at Emory in the pole vault. In the javelin throw, Paige Berriochoa finished seventh with a throw of 30.95m.
The Wolves finished eighth overall out of 28 teams. The team will head to Oxford, AL this Saturday for the Choccolocco Challenge.