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Records Fall As Concord Athletes Sweep WVIAC Track Multi-Events
Chris Kreger, WVIAC Meet Director

complete multi-event finishes

(WHEELING, W.Va.)---Day two of the WVIAC Multi-event Championships saw the Heptathlon and Decathlon records drop. In the Women's Heptathlon Concord's Karachi Mbagwu defending her title with a total of 4188 pts and setting a new meet record. Mbagwu completed the day with a 2:25.49 perform in the 800m for a new event record. WV Wesleyan's Katie Schubert was the only women to make a move on Mbagwu, moving from 4th place after day one to finish 2nd overall and 3718 pts. Glenville's Camai Roberson finshed 3rd  with a total of 3661 pts.

On the men's side Concord's Dustin Greenwood had the best performance on the day. Greenwood finished the day with a score of 6298 pts setting a new meet record held by Wheeling Jesuit's three-time defending champion Aaron Rosier and just missing the NCAA Provissional qualifying mark by 2 points. Despite missing the NCAA mark in the Decathlon Greenwood did hit the NCAA provisional mark in the Javelin with a distance of 62.89m (206-4) which currently places if 7th in NCAA Division II. Teammates Sloan Baisden and Grant Burton of WV Wesleyan finished 2nd and 3rd respectively with 5523pts and 5272pts.

The scores from today will care over to next week's Track & Field Championships which will get on the way at Wheeling Jesuit University on Thursday and Friday April 24-25, 2008.

Team Scores:

Women: WV Wesleyan 10, Concord 10, Glenville State 6, Seton Hill 5
Men: WV Wesleyan 14, Concord 10, Wheeling Jesuit 6, Glenville 1

Concord Athletes Lead After One Day Of WVIAC Track & Field Multi-Events

full day #1 results

(WHEELING, W.Va.)---Day 1 of the WVIAC multi-events opened today at Wheeling Jesuit University. The competion saw 13 women in the heptathlon and 11 men in the decathalon representing 5 schools.

Defending women's Heptathlon champion Karachi Mbagwu of Concord lead today's events with a score of 2553pts, 222 points of second place Camai Roberson of Glenville while Erin Beattie of Seton Hill sets in third with 2137pts. Mbagwu also set the 200m record in the heptathlon with a time of 26.12 breaking the old mark held by the 2005 champion Erin Donovan of Wheeling Jesuit (26.26).

On the men side there was a see-saw battle for the lead. Concord's Dustin Greenwood holds the lead after day 1 of competion with a score of 3445pts. WV Wesleyan's Sloan Baisden sets in 2nd (3169pts) with Wheeling Jesuit's Quinn Law in third place just 69pts from 2nd. Two individual event records fell in day 1 of the men's decathlon, Dustin Greenwood (Concord) set a new record in the High Jump with a jump of 6'3.25" (previous mark 6-1.5) and Wheeling Jesuit's Quinn Law bettered the previous record in the long Jump of 21'2" with a jump of 21'11.5".

Day 2 of the competion will get get on its way at 9am when the Decathletes will compete in the (110HH, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500) and the Heptathletes will bring at 11am competing in (Long Jump, Javelin, and 800m)


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Multi-Events Kick Off WVIAC Track & Field Championships
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WHEELING, WV – The 2008 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships officially get underway this Thursday and Friday at Wheeling Jesuit University with the annual decathlon and heptathlon competition. This year’s field includes 14 women entrants and 11 men entrants. WVIAC Meet Director Chris Kreger (11th consecutive year) says this is the largest field for this event and will be one of the closest in its short 4 year history of the multis championship.

In the women’s field, six of last year’s top seven competitors return. Defending champ Karachi Mbagwu of Concord won the event last year with a score of 3583. Her closest challenger in that meet, Wesleyan’s Katie Schubert is also back. Schubert was the top Bobcat scorer on last year’s title team, and was named the league Player of the Year last fall in soccer.

Other top returnees include Justine Albert of Seton Hill (third last year in 2843), Wheeling’s JennyBeth Wysocki (fourth, 2829), Wesleyan’s Megan Moran (sixth, 2535), and Concord’s Brooke Wilson (seventh, 2320). The field also includes several strong newcomers to the event; Glenville’s Camai Roberson and Tara Collins, Seton Hill’s Erin Beattie, Wheeling’s Gossett, Wesleyan’s Jasmine Claggett, and Concord’s Kate Kauffman, Dani Pye, Brooke Wilson, and Jessica Boggs.

On the men’s side, there will be a new winner with the graduation of three-time champ and all-american Aaron Rosier of Wheeling. Five other top finishers from last year return; Concord’s Dustin Greenwood (third, 5505), Wesleyan’s Sloan Baisden (fourth, 5501), Wheeling’s Quinn Law (fifth, 4841), Wheeling’s Cameron Lee (sixth, 4821), Wesleyan’s Grant Burton (seventh, 4790), and Seton Hill’s Mike Poiarkoff (ninth, 4092). Five newcomers join this year’s competition; Concord’s Jay White, and the Glenville quartet of Baburn, Shane Lucas, Alex Shiffler, and Williams.

Wheeling Jesuit enters the meet as the defending men’s champion, while West Virginia Wesleyan won the women’s title in 2007.

The Track & Field portion of the WVIAC Championships  will be next Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, 2008 starting at 1pm on Thursday at Wheeling Jesuit University.



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