COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — The Southern Virginia University men's and women's track and field team performed well at the Collegeville Classic this weekend with several notable performances.
On the women's side, Baylee Mulitalo, Mesi Havea, Ella Burrows, Madeleine Maher, and Bethany Maggert each scored in their respective events.
Mulitalo led the way for the Knights with a second place finish in the shot put with a throw of 12.96m a new personal best placing herself 12th nationally in Division III ranks.
In addition to Mulitalo, three other athletes would score for the Knights in the shot put. Havea finished third behind Mulitalo with a toss of 11.80m, with Burrows finishing fifth throwing 11.53m and Maher going 11.12m positioning herself seventh.
Maggert rounded out the scoring for the day with an eighth-place finish in the triple-jump leaping 9.08m.
Myers won the mile run in the time of 4:28.98. Blasko anchored the field events with a dominant performance in the shot put throwing a new personal best of 15.04m and entering the top-30 in the country in his event. De la Cruz scored in the 400m dash with a time of 53.29 earning a sixth-place finish while freshman Skylar Johnson collected a seventh-place finish in the high jump with a mark of 1.83m.
"We had great individual performances today. I am proud of how well we performed after a long bus ride," said head coach Wyatt Warnick. "We have a strong core of throwers on both teams and expect to perform each time they enter their event. Derek and Baylee's throws make them competitively nationally in their event. This is a stepping stone for our program building on our personal best in each event and we hope to continue next weekend."
The Knights compete next at the Finn Pincus Invitational Jan. 25-26 at Roanoke, Virginia.