Williamsburg, Va. – The Rams took colonial Williamsburg by land and the air at the William & Mary Invite. For the men, the aerial assault was led by sophomore Kenneth "Niko" Wooten won the javelin with a new personal record of 53.98 meters. Of Wooten's six throws, he set a new personal record on four of them.
Fifth-year senior Marvin Edison took second in the shot put with a personal record of his own of 14.47 meters. He broke his previous record by over a foot en route to his second place finish. His throw was just one centimeter short of the winning throw.
The men's throwers rounded out their top five finished with Kevin Parkhurst (40.95 meters) finishing fourth in the discus throw and Luke Thomason (12.98 meters) finished fifth in the shot put. Parkhurst's final toss bester his personal record by ten feet.
On the track, VCU sprinters torched their way to two IC4A qualifying times. DeAngelo Wilson's 21.78 seconds in the 200 meter dash, and Donnie Seward's victory in the 100 meters at 10.81 seconds, which was also a personal record, gave the duo championship qualifying times.
For the VCU women, Samantha Mosley led the throwing charge. Mosley, the junior from Farmville, Va., won the shot put with a best throw of 13.01 meters. Supporting Mosley's effort was supported by Julia Anyaugo. The junior's throw of 40.06 meters in the discus throw gave the Rams another top five finish. Following that top five trend was junior Brandy Preston of Rocky Mount, Va. Preston's 38.75 meters in the hammer throw was good for fifth place.
Rachel Montague led the way for the VCU women on the track with her new personal best in the 100 meter hurdles. Her time of 14.53 seconds was good for second place.
It will be some much deserved home cooking for the Rams looking ahead. The Black & Gold will be participating in the Fred Hardy Invite in Richmond, Va. The meet is hosted by the University of Richmond Track and Field teams.