Wheeling rallies to finish as runner-up at MEC Championships

Cardinals rally to finish as runner-up at MEC Championships

5/4/2021 | Men's Track and Field

Final Results

GLENVILLE, W.Va. (May 4) - The Wheeling University men's track & field team rallied for a runner-up finish at the Mountain East Conference (MEC) Outdoor Championship Tuesday afternoon.

The Cardinals entered the final day in fifth place, but managed to score 107 total points to move into second overall. Charleston won the team title with 194 points, while Glenville State (95 points), West Virginia Wesleyan (93.5 points) and Frostburg State (91 points) rounded out the top-five.

Freshman Moses Koroma (Woodbridge, Va./Gar-Field) established a personal-record and a NCAA Provisional time in the 400-meter hurdles. Koroma placed second overall with a time of 53.29 seconds - shaving over a second off of his previous best time.

Freshman Julian Griffin (Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon) posted a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.94 seconds. Koroma added points to the team total with a fourth-place time of 15.18 seconds.

Sophomore Cameron Ferguson (Greer, S.C./Greer) led the squad in the 100-meter dash. Ferguson place fourth overall at 10.93 seconds.

Senior Brian Vandusen (Monongahela, Pa./Ringgold) took fourth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.04 seconds, while freshman Jabez Reeves (Woodbridge, Va./Gar-Field) came in fifth overall at 22.21 seconds.

The Cardinals produced a new meet record in the 4x100-meter relay. The team of Griffin, Reeves, Vandusen and Ferguson won the event with a time of 41.44 seconds.

The team closed out the event with a fourth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay. Koroma, junior Art Williams (Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales), freshman Jacob Pielech (Yorkville, Ohio/Buckeye Local) and graduate student Cameron Gibson (Fairmont, W.Va./East Fairmont) finished with a time of three minutes, 20.73 seconds.

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