Fotini Xenidis '11 Shatters Team Record for the Javelin While Winning Event During Bulls Invite
Rewriting the Wesleyan record in the javelin with a first-place and personal-best toss of 143-4, Fotini Xenidis '11 (photo) eclipsed a 23-year-old team record by more than 13 feet in her first collegiate meet, the Bulls Invitational at the U. of South Florida Fri, March 21. Xenidis earned her first varsity letter at Wesleyan during the fall as a major contributor in volleyball as an outside hitter. The previous team mark for the javelin was held by Christine Lotze (130-1) set in 1985. Xenidis' toss nearly qualified her automatically for the NCAA Division III Championships as the cut off is 145-0. Provisional qualifying starts at 127-0, putting her in excellent position for the NCAAs right off the bat. During the Bulls Invite, which featured three New England teams among the seven in attendance, Wesleyan got its top performance on the track with a second-place run from Lynn Edmonds '11 in the 400m as she slipped under the one-minute plateau with a :59.93 clocking. The Cardinals were in nearby Hartford Sat., March 29, for the Trinity Invitational for their next outing. Xenidis again won the javelin under less than ideal conditions with a throw of 122-8. Lynn Edmonds '11 was a double-winner as she captured both the 200m and 400m in times of :26.76 and 1:00.11, respectively. Other top-three finishes came from Tameir Holder '08 in the 100m (2nd), Sokki Chham '11 in the long jump (2nd), Hannah Overton '11 in the 800m (3rd) and Kiran Sheffrin '10 in the 100m hurdles (3rd). Another invitational is on the docket for Sat., April 5, this one at the Coast Guard Academy.