Emma Fradette

 

Ekfradette@txwes.edu

 

The Texas Wesleyan men and women’s track teams ran in the Oklahoma Christian University Indoor Invitational Feb. 11 in Norman, Okla.

 

Jessica Davis, sophomore runner, won the 3,000 meter run for the Lady Rams with a time of 10:52.34. She said she is proud of her teammates.

 

“The girls did amazing at this meet,” Davis said. “Everybody gave forth what they had and that was noticeable.”

 

Maria Aguayo, freshman runner, was not too far behind Davis in the 3,000m finishing in 10:58.21.

 

Davis also ran the mile finishing forth with a time of 5:26.92. Ana Segovia, freshman runner, ran the mile in 5:37.70.

 

Asia Wilson, sophomore sprinter, ran the 60m dash in 8.18 seconds placing 11th, while Germesha Shelton, freshman sprinter, placed 19th in the 200m dash with a time of 28.26.

 

Wilson said overall the team did pretty well.

 

“Everyone gave it 100 percent, I can honestly say we left it all on the track,” Wilson said.

 

Davis said it was the team’s last indoor meet and that gave the girls motivation to work harder.

 

“I think we wanted to go out with good motivation,” Davis said. “Plus, we all felt like we gave it what we had and there is not a better feeling than that.”

 

The Rams also ran in the same indoor invitational and Christopher Smith, senior sprinter, said he was pleased with the men’s outcomes.

 

“The guys performed really well,” Smith said. “We have a lot of heart which takes us very far.”

 

Wesleyan had four runners make the top 12 in the 3000m run. Sophomore distance runners Andrew Herrera finished with a time of 9:10.3.

 

Ramiro Garcia with a 9:24.71, freshman runner Manny Belay received a 9:46.26, and junior Edwin Ngeno ran a 9:50.31.

 

Bobby Hawes, sophomore mid distance runner, finished 10th in the 600m with a time of 1:29.36.

 

Smith ran the 200m in 24.06 and Luis Macias ran it in a time of 23.91.

 

With this meet being the last indoor meet for the Rams, Smith said they need to continue to push in practice.

 

“Practice has been good and everybody has been giving it a 110 percent,” Smith said. “I think with just a little more strength we will be fine and ready for outdoor.”

 

Davis said the teams just have to stay motivated and do not give up.

 

“It can be a little overwhelming when you see who you are up against but you have to know that the toughest person to beat out there is yourself,” Davis said.

 

Both men and women’s track will pick it back up again Feb. 17 at the University of Texas at Tyler Time Trials in Tyler, Texas.