Mens Indoor Track and Field finish ninth in second meet of the year

This past Saturday Waynesburg University’s men’s indoor track and field team competed at Muskingum University for its second meet of the season. The team finished ninth out of 16 teams. 

The Yellow Jackets had many individuals enter their names into the history books, some not for the first time.  

Isaiah Matthews finished fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.06 seconds.  

With that time Matthews now has his name etched in each of the top five spots in Waynesburg program history for the 60-meter dash.  

“He is making a name for himself,” senior Kai Herbert said. “Not just here but in all of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.” 

Matthews is not the only Yellow Jacket that was able to make history after this meet. Quintin Weaver broke a 15-year-old record after finishing the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:35.14. 

“As a team, all of us are locked in,” Herbert said. “We are there mentally and spiritually for each other.” 

Freshman Jacob Harker finished fifth in the shot put and has already inserted himself into the Waynesburg indoor track and field team record book. 

Harker had a throw of 14.19 meters which puts his name up to number three all-time in Waynesburg’s program history.  

“Nobody is coming into practice thinking that they don’t want to be here,” Herbert said. “We have two more weeks till conference championships, so we just have to focus.” 

The next meet for the men’s indoor track and field team is at Denison University on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Bob Shannon Invitational will begin at 11 a.m.