Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College Eagles and Lady Eagles track and field programs participated in their first outdoor meet of the season on Saturday. The Eagles finished in 10th place and the Lady Eagles 11th at the CMU Open, hosted by Central Methodist University.
The Eagles scored 26.5 points at the event, which placed them 10.5 points ahead of Missouri Valley College.
The relay team for the 4X400 earned Williams eight points. They finished in second place in the event. Josiah Marlow (FR/Imboden, Ark.), Matthew Bagby (FR/Bryant, Ark.), John Guyton (FR/Blytheville, Ark.), and Dmariyae Banks (FR/Searcy, Ark.) combined to run the 400 meters in 3:29.97.
The 4X800 meter relay earned WBC four points, as Joey Colvert (FR/Bryant, Ark.), Victor Gomez Silverio (FR/Sao Paulo, Brazil), Antonio Santos (JR/Sao Paulo, Brazil) ran the race in 9:56.09, good enough for fifth place.
Josiah Marlow earned six points for the Eagles in the 100 meter dash. He ran it in 11.44 seconds, good enough for third place. Dmariyae Banks finished tied for sixth with a time of 11.65 seconds, which earned him 2.5 points. Marlow also earned a point in the 200 meter dash, finishing in eighth place.
Matthew Bagby finished just ahead of Marlow in the 200 meter dash, finishing in seventh place to earn two points for WBC. He also picked up two points in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.24 and seventh place finish.
John Fairris (JR/Strong, Ark.) scored one point with an eighth place finish in the 3000 meter run. He finished with a time of 9:54:55.
The final results on the men's side:
Men - Team Rankings - 20 Events Scored
1) Central Methodist 158
2) William Woods Un. 99
3) Columbia College 70
4) Drury University 58
5) Evangel University 53
6) Un. of Missouri 51
7) Avila University 50
8) Hannibal-LaGrange 49.50
9) MO. University of S&T 35
10) Williams Baptist College 26.50
11) Missouri Valley College 16
12) Westminster College 11
The Lady Eagles finished with 11 points at the meet. The relay teams were the points earners for WBC. As a team, they finished nine points ahead of Missouri University of S & T.
Six points were earned with a third place finish in the 4X800 meter relay. Hannah Roberts (JR/Maynard, Ark.), Betsy Ryan (JR/Harrison, Ark.), Lauren Garrison (JR/Batesville, Ark.), and Breana Roberts (SO/Maynard, Ark.) combined to run the relay in 11:38.18.
Five points were earned by the 4X400 meter relay team. Dara Britton (JR/Raytown, Mo.), Marina Cacho (JR/Mandeville, La.), Rachel O'Bryan (SR/Cleveland, Texas), and Maria Ramirez (JR/White Hall, Ark.) finished in fourth place with a time of 5:03.34.
The final results on the women's side:
Women - Team Rankings - 20 Events Scored
1) William Woods Un. 158.50
2) Columbia College 94
3) Central Methodist 91.50
4) Avila University 60
5) Un. of Missouri 59
6) Evangel University 58
7) Westminster College 56
8) Hannibal-LaGrange 36
9) Drury University 35
10) Missouri Valley College 29
11) Williams Baptist College 11
12) MO. University of S&T 2
The track and field teams will take some time off for spring break before their next event. They will run in the Washington University Distance Carnival on March 31, in St. Louis, Mo.
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