Chowhan's victory and record highlights VWC's day at Norfolk Invitational

Chowhan's victory and record highlights VWC's day at Norfolk Invitational

NORFOLK, Va. -- Randy Lott, Shakiella Daniel and Courtney Mebane all recorded two records each, but it was Kyle Chowhan who soared into the spotlight for the Marlins at the Norfolk State Invitational.

Chowhan (Flanders, N.J./Roxbury) emerged first in a field dominated by Division I and II athletes, winning the event with a height of 14 feet, 6 inches. The effort not only broke his former VWC record 7.5 inches, but also gave him the top vault to date among Old Dominion Athletic Conference competitors.

Mebane (Virginia Beach/Tallwood) also posted a No. 1 effort in the ODAC when she cleared a height of 5-1 in the high jump.  That broke the former VWC record of 4-11.75 set by Melissa Pascucci in 2010 and tied by Mebane in 2011.

Mebane's second record took place in thsee 100 meter hurdles.  She placed sixth in a time of 15.27, rewriting her former mark of 15.41.  It is the second fastest time to date in the ODAC.

Daniel (Suffolk, Va./Lakeland) set a new Marlin standard in the 200.  She placed 19th among 29 competitors and finished with a record time of 26.54, which topped the record of 26.87 set by Tiffany Brown in 2009.  Daniel's time is the fourth fastest to date in the ODAC.

Lott (Virginia Beach/Frank W. Cox) came through for the Marlins in the 100 and 200 dashes.  He placed eighth in the 100 in a time of 10.93, erasing his own former VWC mark of 10.95.  It is the second fastest time to date in the conference.  Lott placed 19th in the 200 with a time of 22.15, breaking his former record of 22.24.

Chris Boothe (Virginia Beach/Ocean Lakes) emerged with another record for VWC, in the 110 hurdles. He placed 14th in a time of 15.97. That broke the former VWC record of 16.52, the eighth fastest time in the ODAC.

Virginia Wesleyan competes next in the ODAC championship competition which begins Friday, April 20, in Lynchburg, Va.

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