Squirrels Shine at UMW Opener

Teanna Peavy
Teanna Peavy

Fredericksburg, VA -- The Mary Baldwin University track team competed in their first meet of the outdoor season on Saturday at the University of Mary Washington. With ideal weather conditions during the competition, it was a great opportunity for the Fighting Squirrels to set many new school records.

Leading the Squirrels were two juniors: Teanna Peavy and Shari Moody. Both athletes placed top 10 in each of their events.

Peavy placed 7th in the shot put and 10th in the discus. In her running events, she finished 6th in the 100m hurdles and 7th in the 400m hurdles.

Moody, a PEG student, placed in the javelin (4th), 200m (6th), 400m (9th), and led off the 4 x 400m relay (5th).

Other outstanding efforts include Kearsten Brazeal (11th in the discus); Rakeema Willis, Nisa Warda, Jamilet Cordon and Tierra Cole (3rd in the 4 x 100m relay); and Moody, Cordon, Syrina Haldiman and Theresa Jones (5th in the 4 x 400m relay).

Coach Ely was happy with how the day turned out. “It was a great first meet for our athletes. Everyone finished the day with positive takeaways, and we are looking forward to the next competition. Being out here sizing up against other schools really motivates them to work even harder, and I am looking forward to watching them improve through the season.”

The team’s next competition is on Saturday at The Jack M. Toms Open, hosted by Lynchburg College.