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Records Fall For Emory & Henry Track & Field At Terrier Relays

Alette McGuire running.
-photo courtesy of Sideline Media

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Emory & Henry College Men's & Women's Track & Field Teams continued the outdoor season on Friday and Saturday at the Terrier Relays, hosed by Wofford College. A total of 31 teams including many school in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference were in attendance. The Wasps saw eight new records on the men's side and five new records for the women's program set during the meet as 12 different athletes finished in the top 25 of their respective events.

The Basics
EVENT – Terrier Relays
HOST – Wofford College
LOCATION – Spartanburg, South Carolina
VENUE – Spartanburg High School

The Men
On Friday afternoon, junior Justin Fannon (Abindgon, Va.) led a flight of five E&H shot-putters with a record throw of 14.01 meters to finish ninth. Saturday, sophomore Markell Moss (Wytheville, Va.) posted a new record in the long jump at 5.99 meters while freshman Edward Rajner (Bainbridge, N.Y.) was 10th in the discus (41.12m) for a new record. Freshman Cooper Saunders (Charlottesville, Va.) finished 25th in the javelin with a throw of 31.73 meters.

On the track, the relay of Moss, freshman Jay Kreimes (Sharps, Va.), freshman Deonte Geddis (Summerville, S.C.) and freshman Ahdonis Turay (Manassas, Va.) clocked a :44.34 in the 4x100 to establish a school mark and finish 13th. Sophomores Jackson Kaze (Midlothian, Va.) and Conor White (Warrenton, Va.) went 4:20.96 and :51.96 in the 1,500 meters and 400 meters, respectively for new records. Kreimes bested his own top mark in the 100 meters with a time of :11.20, which was good for 23rd.

The Women
Freshman Lorin Zehr (Holly Pond, Ala.) put up a mark of 24.41 meters in the hammer for a new record and also threw 9.22 meters in the shot put. Freshman Taylor Gilbert (Abingdon, Va.) made her track & field debut clearing 1.50 meters in the high jump.

Junior Graysen Barrs (Abingdon, Va.) went :13.64 to establish a school record in the 100 meters while sophomore Madison Jackson (Edmeston, N.Y.) clocked a 1:16.77 in the 400 meters for a E&H best. Sophomore Alette McGuire (Chesapeake, Va.) and junior Erica Grupp (Charlottesville, Va.) each went under the previous record in the 1,500 meters with McGuire earning the new standard of 5:26.96.

Top Finishes


100 Meters        
Jay Kreimes   23rd   :11.20
400 Meters        
Conor White   20st   :51.96
1,500 Meters        
Jackson Kaze   31st   4:20.96
110 Meter Hurdles        
Markell Moss   22nd   :17.37
4x100 Meter Relay        
Moss, Kreimes,   13th   :44.34
Geddis, Turay        
Long Jump        
Markell Moss   22nd   5.99m
Shot Put
Justin Fannon   9th   14.01m
Edward Rajner   10th   41.12m
Hammer Throw        
Edward Rajner   -   NM
Cooper Saunders   25th   31.73m


100 Meters
Graysen Barrs   44th   :13.64
400 Meters        
Madison Jackson   37th   1:16.77
1,500 Meters
Alette McGuire   43rd   5:26.96
High Jump        
Taylor Gilbert   7th   1.50m
Shot Put        
Lorin Zehr   38th   9.22m
Hammer Throw        
Lorin Zehr   38th   24.41m  

Up Next
Emory & Henry will travel to Athens, West Virginia on Friday to compete in the Concord Invitational, hosted by Concord University.