Track Competes in U.S. Coast Guard Invitational – Enrique Castaneda-Pineda

Track Competes in U.S. Coast Guard Invitational
Enrique Castaneda-Pineda
Assistant Sports Editor

This week, the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed in the U.S. Coast Guard Invitational, both finishing the day with second-place ranks.
The men’s team was led by freshman Jephte Wagnac, who clinched the first-place position in the triple jump and second in both the long jump and 400m. Sophomore Destin Bibemi finished third in both the long jump and the triple jump. Shamar Spruill finished first place in the 55m hurdles and Jonathan Carney registered a third-place finish in the 1,000m and seventh place finish in the 3,000m. Levon Campbell posted a third-place finish in the 55m and sixth in the 200m. The team won first in the 4x200m relay and third in the 4x400m relay.
Jephte Wagnac was also named Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Invitational.
Sophomore Melanie Brunelle won three events for the Women’s team, finishing first in the high jump, long jump, and the triple jump. She also finished second in the 600m dash and was third in the 200m.
Eleni Grammas took first place in the 55m and finished fourth in the 200m. Nicole Grammas recorded a first-place finish in the 400m. Jessica Trautman finished third in the weight throw and Christina Sayavong finished fifth in the weight throw. Lastly, Margaret McCaffrey finished second in the 1,000m and sixth in the mile race.
Overall, the team finished the 18 events with a total of 99.0 points and finished first in the 4x200m relay, while finishing third for both the 4×400 and 4x800m relays.