Johnson City, TN - Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs opened up the indoor track season this past weekend at the East Tennessee State University Track and Field Invitational, where the men set five school records and one national qualifying standard.
Sophomore Chaz Hawkins set the tone for the rest of the meet by hitting a NAIA National Qualifying 'B' Standard Friday afternoon in the 60-meter hurdles prelims, with a time of 8.38. That time advanced him into the 60-meter hurdles finals, where he went on to finish fifth with a time of 8.58.
Senior Jacob Simmons set a school record in the 800m run, finishing seventh in the seeded section with a time of 1:57.15. Sophomore Josh Parson added onto the school records in the long jump. Parson finished 19th overall with a jump of 6.44 meters. Freshman Chris Anderson also set a school record in the shot put, with a throw of 11.62 meters.
The 4x400-meter relay team capped off the meet with the final school record of the weekend, finishing 11th overall with a time of 3:36.29. The relay team consisted of freshman Bryce Choate, junior Sheldon Wilson, senior Steven Dodd, and sophomore Jake Morgenstern.
Choate also won his heat of the 800m run with a time of 1:58.52, which is the third fastest indoor school time for that event.
Tennessee Wesleyan returns to action on January 24th, as the Bulldogs head to Birmingham, Alabama participate in the Emory University Crossplex Invitational. Action is set to begin at 11 AM.