Olagundoye places second in two events for the Lyons
Thursday, January 10
The Wheaton College men's track & field team opened up its indoor season with several strong individual performances at the University of Southern Maine Invitational in the Costello Field House on Saturday afternoon. The invitational, which featured seven schools and several unattached runners, was a non-scoring meet. Junior Olufunsho Olagundoye (New York, N.Y./Cushing Academy)posted a pair of second place finishes in the 55-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Olagundoye ran a time of 6.77-seconds in the 55-meters and 22.98-seconds in the 200-meter dash. Olagundoye qualified for the 55-meter dash finals with a time of 6.50-seconds in the preliminary heat. The Lyons also had some top performances in the distance events as freshman Alexei …
Claflin posts first place finishes in three events.
Wednesday, January 9
The Wheaton College women's track and field team opened up its 2012-13 season at the University of Southern Maine Invitational in the Costello Field House on Saturday afternoon. The invitational, which featured seven schools and several unattached runners, was a non-scoring meet. Senior captain Amanda Claflin (Pembroke, Mass./Pembroke)highlighted the Lyons efforts on the afternoon taking first place in the 55-meter dash, the long jump and 4x400-meter relay. Claflin posted a time of 7.34-seconds in the finals of the 55-meter dash and a distance of 17-feet and 6-inches in the long jump. Claflin quailified for the finals of the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.20-seconds in the prelims. In the 4x400-meter relay, Claflin, who ran the lead leg of…