WLU Track and Field teams continue to succeed in their 2021 Spring seasons

The WLU track and field team continued their strong streak of performances last Saturday at the University of Charleston Invitational. Several student-athletes pulled-off impressive individual performances most notably in the form of Kelsi Hulit and Hannah Kemp who continued their impressive run of form in their respective events.

Hulit, a junior thrower from Malvern, Ohio and All-Region standout won-out in the discus and shot put events and claimed fourth place in the hammer throw. Hulit’s winning discus throw broke her own school record (which she set just a week prior) measuring a distance of 47.10 meters. This success was enough to put her in the top 20 throws nationally this season and the number one in the region.

Kemp continued her winning streak of the season placing first in the 10,000 meter event with a time of 37:19.94 shattering the long standing school record set by Sherry Borsos’ a decade ago. The MEC Cross Country Runner of the Year cemented her spot as a force to be reckoned with the fastest time in the MEC this spring.

Aubree Story, a junior jumper from New Richmond, Ohio also featured on the podium in the high jump with a first place victory measuring a jump of 1.60 meters. This jump places Story in joint first in high jump in the MEC this season and puts her just short of making a new WLU school record.

The women’s side scored points in several other events with Emily Louk coming third in the 800 meters event and Mackenzie Rine coming in at fourth in the pole vault at 2.62 meters. The Lady Toppers finished third overall in the team standings.

The men’s team failed to record any individual records but managed to secure a fifth place finish in the team event. Junior runner Danah Phillips won in the 800 meter event with a time of 1:57.65 which puts him within the top 10 times in the MEC this season.

Corey Wyttenbach and Dillon Meintel placed second and third respectively in the high jump and Adam O’Donnell placed third in the long jump also securing a spot in the top 10 list in the MEC this season. Jared Ullom finished second in the 10000 meter event less than a second behind the first place finisher from UC.

Both the men and women’s track and field teams are back in action on Friday, April 23 at West Virginia University in the WVU Spring Showcase Competition.