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Melody Jones broke her own school record in the 60-meter hurdles.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Competes at NCAA Division II Pre-Nationals

In the first NCAA event of the indoor track and field season, multiple members of the Bears squad put some records to rest.

Jacob Wadsworth broke two school records on another busy weekend for the senior out of Dansville, N.Y.

In the men’s heptathlon, Wadsworth posted a program-best score of 5423, which is also the fourth best score in Division II. In the seven-part event, he recorded five personal bests including the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.22 meters, which is now the school record as well.

Dario Matau now owns two more school records as well after his dazzling performances on the track.

The Sandton, South Africa native notched a time of 21.21 in the men’s 200-meter race, which also is the third-fastest time in Division II. Following his sensational run, he followed up with breaking another program record with a 6.73 sprint in the men’s 60-meter dash, which puts him into the top ten scores in Division II with the 10th best time.

For the women, Kennedy Conner broke her personal best and program-best score in the women’s pentathlon with a 3297 result.

In the women’s 60-meter hurdles, Melody Jones broke the school record for the second time this season with her 8.52 time. The sophomore’s finish is also the eighth-best time in Division II.

After the successful weekend at NCAA Division II Pre-Nationals, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Team will head back to Columbia, S.C. for the USC Indoor Open.