Wildcats have the best time in the NAIA in all three relays.
Wildcats soar to No. 2 in USTFCCCA poll
After dominating the Red River Athletic Conference for its fourth straight title, the Wiley College men's track and field team are seen as one of the best in the country as they were ranked No. 2 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Top 25 poll.
The Wildcats recorded 382.13 points. Three weeks ago Wiley College was ranked No. 4. Currently, the Wildcats lead the NAIA in six events – 100-meter dash (Oraine Palmer (SO/Kingston, Jamaica), 10.17), 400-meter dash (Kimorie Shearman (FR/St. Vincent), 46.49), 800-meter run (Marbeq Edgar (JR/Choiseul, St. Lucia) 1:49.76), 4 x 100-meter relay (40.11), 4 x 400-meter relay (3:12.19) and 4 x 800-meter relay (7:37.48). Wiley College has seven other performances that rank in the top ten in their event.
In the Red River Athletic Conference Championship last week, the Wildcats were far and above their competition – scoring 266 points – which nearly tripled the runner-up who had 94 points. Wiley College won 11 of the 13 running events and dominated all three relays. Marbeq Edgar won the 1,500-meter run and the 800-meter run. Laban Kandie (FR/Kenya) won the 3,000-meter run, 5,000-meter run and 10,000-meter run. Palmer won the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Rajay Hamilton (JR/Jamaica) won the 400-meter dash.
The Wildcats will travel to San Marcos, Texas, to compete in the Bobcat Classic hosted by Texas State University.