Simon (above) broke two records at the Navy Invite last Saturday

Jan. 27, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- One of the hallmarks for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) indoor track season has been the relays and field events, as the team has managed numerous wins and records throughout the season. Last Saturday was no different in the four-school Navy Invitational in Annapolis.

Despite the wins in relays and field events, there were some solid performances on the track side as well. Senior Ramone Waite (Kingston, Jamaica) finished second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.05 seconds, and freshman Orwell Maylor (St. Catherine's, Jamaica) placed third in the 400 meter dash with his time of 50 seconds flat. However, it was the relay team that earned the lone first place finish in the running portion of the completion. The 4x400 team managed a time of 3:23.40, a full seven seconds ahead of the 2nd place Citadel.

On the field portion of the competition, it was once again junior Dillon Simon (Pottersville, Dominica) who led the way. The Hawk thrower brought home two records, one school and one for the Navy Fieldhouse. In the weight throw, Dillon shattered his own school record, finishing first with a distance of 19.61 meters. That mark topped his previous record of 17.92 meters set on January 11th. Simon was not done as he also delivered a new field house record in the shot put with his distance of 18.64 meters, breaking the old mark of 18.31 meters set in 2012. The mark fell just short of the UMES record, which stands at 18.72 meters.

Finally, junior Devin Wynn (Baltimore, Md.) continued his strong performance this season with a third place finish in the long jump with his distance of 6.41 meters. The effort was Wynn's first top three finish in the long jump, adding on to two first place finishes and a third place finish in the triple jump.



The track team will travel to New York City for the next two weekends, starting first with the Columbia Meet on February 1st.


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