For immediate release – 4/6/2012 - #340
Multiple Career-Bests Set as LC Track and Field Open up Weekend Competitions at Duke and Liberty
LYNCHBURG, VA AND DURHAM, NC – The Lynchburg College men's and women's track and field teams began competing at two separate meets on Friday, with several athletes setting career marks. The distance runners headed down to the Duke Invitational, while other team members headed across town to the Liberty Collegiate Invitational. Each invitational contained some of the top competition among all-divisions in the area.
In Durham, Nolan Compton and Brandon Demers finished first and second among DIII competitors in the 1500 meter race. Compton ran in 4:05.66, with Demers posting a season best time of 4:06.49. In the men's 5000 meter Section C, Lawrence Minor and Daniel Cutright set career marks. Cutright finished in a time of 15:46.33, while Minor finished tops among DIII athletes at 15:32.45. The new time was 28 seconds better than his previous best. Cody Stanton competed in Section B of the 5000 meter and added another lifetime best, with a time of 15:09.56.
For the women's team, Krystal Foster set a career-best time in the 1500 meter run. Foster finished first among DIII athletes and seventh overall with a time of 5:01.33.
There were some top performances at Liberty as well. In the javelin, Leah Heal finished fifth overall and second out of the Division III ranks with a distance of 117'8". Cat Wallace finished third in the Division III ranks with a career-best toss of 91'2".
As usual, the Lynchburg male throwers continued their success. Senior Ralph Davis set a career long in the hammer throw, with a toss of 168'1". Sophomore Greg Wilson also set a career best in the event, heaving the hammer a distance of 155'11". Junior Gordon Merck joined in on the fun, setting his best distance with a throw of 148'11". The three Hornets were the top finishers for Division III in the event.
On Saturday, LC will only compete at Liberty, hoping to finish what has been a successful weekend.