Wiley’s men’s track and field team saw five of its athletes transfer to Division I schools and its women’s track and field team had one move on to a DI program.
Oraine Palmer from Kingston, Jamaica, left Wiley College for the Pacific Northwest where he will run for the Oregon Ducks. While at Wiley, he earned a 2018 NAIA Championship Most Valuable Performer award as he competed in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the 4x100 meter relay national championship.
LaFranz Campbell, also of Kingston, Jamaica, headed east to compete for the Clemson Tigers. He was named 2018 NAIA Most Outstanding Performer as he competed on the 110-meter hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay national championship teams.
Fabian Hewitt joined Campbell at Clemson. While at Wiley, the Jamaica native was the 2018 National runner-up in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes and also ran on the national champion 4x100-meter relay team.
Kimorie Shearman from St. Vincent transferred to Long Island University-Brooklyn. In 2017, he was the National 400-meter dash champion. In 2018, he became an All-American in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash. He was a national champion the 4x100-meter relay as well as the 4x400-meter relay teams.
Shevan Parks transferred to Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. While at Wiley, he became an NAIA All-American. The transfers left the men’s track and team with four athletes.
Taishia Pryce remains a Lady Wildcat but for Kansas State University. While running for the Wiley Lady Wildcats, she became an NAIA national champion in the long jump.