Women’s Track and Field win three events at Jet Relays

LANCASTER, Texas – Competing in its first meet since March 2020, the Wiley College women’s track and field team opened the 2022 season by winning three events at the Jet Relays at Lancaster High School’s Beverly Humphrey Stadium.

The Lady Wildcats racked up 75 points finishing second to National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I program Texas Southern. Grambling State University – which also competes in NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III school the University of Dallas and NAIA schools Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Jarvis Christian College, Philander Smith College, Huston-Tillotson University, and Stillman College also competed.

Carmen Garcia won the javelin with a toss of 31.35 meters – topping seven throwers. She also placed third out of 18 throwers in the shot put – finishing behind two NCAA Division I athletes. 

In her collegiate debut, Darnee Williams won the 100-meter dash over 14 runners in 12.58. Kali Rydolph-Garrett bested seven jumpers with a leap of 1.49 meters – including two from Grambling State University.

The 4 x 100-meter relay team of Williams, Kailie Williams, Shakayla Carter, and Shayla Arthur was 0.2 seconds away from meeting the ‘B’ national championship qualifying standard finishing second to Texas Southern in 48.52 seconds.

Hailie Williams turned in third-place finishes in the high jump (1.35 meters) and javelin (22.71 meters).

Wiley College will compete in the University of Texas-Tyler’s Ice Breaker Classic in Bullard, Texas, next week.

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