Track and Field Closes Out at Lynchburg

Track and Field Closes Out at Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men's and women's track and field team continued their strong weekend recording several nationally ranked marks.

Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Rookie of the Year Baylee Mulitalo continued her dominance in the ring placing first in the shot put marking 12.76m landing her 4th currently in Division III and second in the hammer with a throw of 44.26m placing her 15th nationally in Division III.

Southern Virginia placed four in the javelin with transfer Elle Warnick leading the way with a throw of 33.11m placing third overall and 29th nationally. Madeleine Maher finished fifth (27.83m), Ella Burrows placed sixth (25.99m) and Mesi Havea rounded out the Knights in eighth (24.69m).

Burrows and Havea also placed fifth and sixth in the shot put with tosses of 11.48m and 11.42m respectively. Abigail Kinoshita led the jumps with the highest finish of the weekend in ninth with a jump of 10.25m in the triple jump.

Derek Blasko anchored the men's team with two first-place finishes on the day, winning the shot put with the throw measuring 14.65m and earning the victory in the javelin with a throw of 50.94m placing him seventh nationally and 30th nationally.

Hector Magallanes scored in multiple events finishing second in the javelin with a throw of 42.93m and seventh in the hammer with a mark of 33.19m. Daniel de la Cruz collected a third-place finish in the 400m with a time of 42.93m.

The Knights compete next weekend Friday, Mar. 29 at the Jim Taylor Invitational in Selinsgrove, Pennslyvania.