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Denny & McCracken Lead Cardinals at Little Three Championship

Olaniyi Adebayo placed second in the shot and third in the weight throw (Geoff Bolte).
Olaniyi Adebayo placed second in the shot and third in the weight throw (Geoff Bolte).

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's indoor track and field team opened 2019 hosting the Little Three Championship meet on Saturday. The Cardinals came in third place overall with a score of 100, while Amherst was second with 124 and Williams won with 135. The win was the 31st-straight Little Three Championship win for the Ephs.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • First-year Christian Denny excelled in the 60-meter dash, placing first with a time of 7.24.
  • Andrew McCracken soared to a first-place finish in the pole vault with a height of 4.42m.
  • Olaniyi Adebayo came in second in the shot put with a mark of 11.70m, and placed third in the weight throw with a mark of 12.73m.
  • In the 200-meter, Nick Carulli crossed the finish line in sixth place with a time of 24.62.
  • Kevin DeLoughry and Denny placed second and third, respectively, in the 400-meter with times of 51.02 and 52.48. DeLoughry's time qualified him for the Division III New England meet.
  • In the 600-meter, Kyron Roberts qualified for the Division III New England meet with a second-place finish (1:24.86).
  • Ethan Walker and Alexander Blaylock came in third and fifth, respectively, in the 800-meter with times of 2:07.87 and 2:08.58.
  • Wesleyan's Grant van Inwegen raced to a third-place finish in the 1,000-meter, clocking in at 2:31.53. His time qualified him for the Division III New England meet and NEICAAA.
  • Miles Aronow and Dale Ross pushed each other to sixth and seventh place finish in the mile with times of 4:32.43 and 4:41.98, respectively.
  • In the 3,000-meter, Adam Linsky finished fourth with a time of 9:07.08, while Benjamin Cahill clocked in at 9:11.41, which was good for sixth place.
  • Wesleyan's 4x400-meter relay, composed of DeLoughry, Denny, Griffin Maristany and Kyron Roberts, came in first with a time of 3:28.74.
  • The Cardinals 4x800-meter relay team (William Bajohr, Ethan Walker, Blaylock and van Inwegen) raced to a second place finish with a time of 8:17.92.
  • Noah Olsen and Andrew Dearborn earned third and fourth place finishes, respectively, in the high jump. Olsen recorded a mark of 1.88m, while Dearborn jumped to 1.83m.
  •  Carulli and Olson earned third and fourth in the long jump with marks of 6.28m and 6.23m, respectively.
  • Carulli also came in third in the triple jump with a distance of 11.66m.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan will head to Smith College for the Smith Invite next weekend.