For immediate release – 3/23/2012 – #300
Hornets Compete at First Day of W&L – VMI Track Carnival
LEXINGTON, VA – The Lynchburg College men's and women's track team continued the outdoor season at the W&L – VMI Track Carnival on Friday. LC continued their strong year on both the sides throughout Day One.
For the men, the throwers were the story of the day once again, with two lifetime bests. Senior Ralph Davis threw the hammer 165'4", which puts him in third place in LC history. The other lifetime best came from sophomore Greg Wilson. Wilson hurled the discus 139'6.4" to put him in fifth place.
The men's side had a few other strong finishes on the day. In the pole vault, Nathan Curtis topped a height of 13'6". Freshman Zachary Kezar continued his stellar rookie season in the long jump, finishing with a distance of 21'6.6". Lawrence Minor and Nolan Compton finished sixth and seventh overall in a very competitive 1500 meter field. They finished with times of 4:01.22 and 4:02.33 respectively. Cody Stanton and Brandon Demers also had strong days for the distance runners. Stanton and Demers ran in the 5K with Stanton finishing one minute ahead of Demers with a time of 15:32.
Three LC women's members ran in the stout 1500 meter field as well. Krystal Foster, Naomi Tice, and Ashley Saba finished eighth, ninth, and 12th place overall with time of 5:01.60, 5:04.11, and 5:06.88.
The Hornets were successful as well in the field events. Freshman Aleshia Washington finished with a distance of 16'4" in the long jump. Pole vaulters Jill Dziewisz and Katie Kline each had solid days. Dziewisz reached a height of 9'2" and Kline set a career best of 8'8".
Lynchburg will finish up the two day event on Saturday. More information to come.