Day One Completed at the CAC Track and Field Championships

Day One Completed at the CAC Track and Field Championships

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men's and women's track team completed the first day of competition at the Capital Athletic Championships Friday night, with the women's team currently sixth and the men's sitting seventh.

On the women's team, freshman Baylee Mulitalo threw another school record, this time in the weight throw. Her throw placed third overall with a measurement of 15.16m. Mesi Havea also added points in the weight throw with her toss of 13.82m placing fifth overall.

Bethany Maggert was the only other Knight to score on the day, finishing eighth in the long jump with a jump of 4.58m.

On the men's team, freshman distance runner Hunter Lund led the way with the highest finish for the day with a fourth-place finish in the 5000m run with a time of 15:46.25.

Hector Magallanes set a school record in the weight throw with a toss of 14.57m securing sixth place. High jumper Skylar Johnson was the last night to score on the evening with a jump of 1.83m scoring a seventh-place finish.

"Overall I am happy with our first day," said head coach Wyatt Warnick. "We finished the day with several personal records and school records. Hunter and Hector both exceeded our goals for the day. What we have been able to accomplish in the weight throw is exciting since we have only been able to practice since January. We are looking forward to seeing some more great results tomorrow with Mike Meyers, Daniel De la Cruz and our CAC leading shot putters."

Day two continues tomorrow Saturday, Feb. 16th at 10 a.m.