Track Petrels End Indoor Season on High Note
The men's and women's Oglethorpe track squad enjoyed another fruitful day at the Sewanee Indoor Invitational Saturday in Sewanee, Tenn. The Petrels set another four school records led by sophomore captain Katy Galli, who once again broke her own school record in the 55-meter hurdles in a sparkling 9.03 seconds. Katy's race now makes her a contender for the national meet in early March as her teammates await the other results around the country. Katy also won the triple jump competition with a season best 10.45-meter leap.
Pablo Garcia again broke his own 800-meter record with a fast 2:04.87 and then anchored the men to a new 4x800 relay record, helped by teammates Alexander Johnson, Luq Mohammed and captain Michael Caneega.
The high point of the meet, however, came in the two women's throwing events. Freshman Bonny Wagener of Pisgah, Ala., accomplished something no other Oglethorpe woman has ever done in indoor competition. First, Bonny placed fourth in shotput finals out of 18 with a personal best throw. That's the highest finish by an Oglethorpe woman ever in a major indoor meet. Bonny then topped that 30 minutes later by setting a new school record in the women's weight throw while also making the finals again. Combined, these are the highest finishes by a thrower in the women's program's indoor history.
After a successful indoor season, the Petrels next prepare for the start of the outdoor season beginning on March 2 at Savannah State's Tiger Relays in Savannah, Ga.