Track and Field Begins Outdoor Season at Emory University Invite

Track and Field Begins Outdoor Season at Emory University Invite

ATLANTA, Ga. – The men's and women's track and field teams wasted little time getting back into action as they took part in the Emory University Invitational Friday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED

In her first collegiate outdoor meet, the now two-time All-American Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) wasted no time setting another program record as she set a new mark in the long jump.  The National Champion broke the original program record by over 10 inches as she won the event with a final distance of 18-10.75 feet.

On the men's side Ricardo Maldonado (Revere, Mass.) earned a fifth-place finish in the javelin throw with a strong toss of 164-09 feet.  In the men's 400-meter hurdles Adrian Higgins (Milton, Mass.) recorded a final time of 58.06 seconds to finish in 16th place, while Xavier Hill (Hyde Park, Mass.) posted a time of 1:00.52.  In the women's high jump Lauren Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) finished in eighth place with a final height of 4-11.75 feet.

WHAT'S NEXT

The Beacons will return to action tomorrow when the compete in the second day of the Emory University Invitational.