Koroma places top eight in first last chance meet

Berea, Ohio. – Last chance meet week continued for the Wheeling Outdoor Track and Field team with the second day of the Harrison Dillard Twilight. After the throwing events kicked off on Thursday, it was time for the track events to begin on the second day. The Cardinals had five competitors competing in six different events on the road to the NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.

It was senior Moses Koroma who led the way by competing in the 110 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles events. He would start the day in the short distance events, leading the 110 meter hurdles preliminaries. He would end up winning that preliminary event, running a time of 14.35 seconds, beating Bluffton’s Desmond Gist by 0.01 seconds. Upon returning for the final, Koroma would finish 7th with a time of 15.35 seconds to complete the event. He would return to the 400 meter hurdles and he would notch his second top 10 of the day. This time he would finish ninth overall with a time of 54.19 seconds, to close out his day. That was 1.21 seconds slower than his championship time, as he looks to qualify in multiple events at the national championships for the first time in his career.

The field events began the day, with Keala McCurry competing in the women’s pole vault. McCurry would take 15th place in the event, jumping a height of 3.41 meters as she completed her Last Chance program. The only other event on the field for the Cardinals that day was the men’s pole vault. Young Elijah competed. Young would end up landing the first top 10 of the day, jumping from a height of 4.42 meters, setting a new career high, erasing the mark on his second attempt. Wheeling would finish the day competing in another track event. Jenay Soumahro ran in the women’s 400 meter hurdles, taking 12th place with a time of 1:07.11.

The final last chance meets for the Wheeling Outdoor Track and Field team are scheduled for Sunday, May 12, with the first events starting at 10 a.m.