For immediate release – 12/1/2012 - #183
Hornets Set Numerous PR's in Season Opener
LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College men's and women's track and field teams set multiple personal bests at Liberty University on Saturday. The Flames hosted the Liberty Kickoff and Multi at the Tolsma Indoor Track Center to begin the intercollegiate track and field season.
On the men's side, Rachad Davis continued to show why he is one of the best in the hurdles. After qualifying in fourth, Davis ran the 60 meter hurdle finals in 8.51 to take third, losing only to two Division II athletes. He also set an Indoor best in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.33, once again being the top Division III finisher.
Tom Sippie had a successful outing in his first collegiate meet. He finished fourth behind higher-Division runners in 400 meter race with a time of 50.99. Then in the 4X400 meter relay, Sippie, along with Curtis Whitlow, Davis, and Tristan Boysaw, took second place at 3:31.29.
Lawrence Minor carried over his successful cross country season to the 5,000 meter race. The senior ran his best at a time of 15:44.21, for a second place finish behind one member of the Liberty team.
For the women, Britney Gulick started off the day by throwing a career best in the weight throw, reaching a distance of 45'2.5". Only Division I athletes finished with further throws. In the shot put, Kori Penick and Kim Alfaro finished as the top two non-Division throwers, with distances of 37'6.75" and 37'0.25".
Suki Hoffman ran a personal best in the 5,000 meter race as well Saturday. Her time of 18:52.53 was the best by Division III athletes. She was followed shortly after by teammate Kiley Trennepohl, who also had a PR with a time of 18:52.68.
Aleshia Washington added another personal best in the 60 meter dash. Her time of 8.06 was the best of any Division III sprinter in the field.
LC's track and field teams will be off until the second semester starts. Both teams will once again head across town to the Liberty Open on January 25 and 26. The meet is set to begin at 2 p.m. on that Friday.