Hornets Capture Several Events at Marietta Open #2

Hornets Capture Several Events at Marietta Open #2

For immediate release – 2/1/2013 - #228
Hornets Capture Several Events at Marietta Open #2

MARIETTA, OH – The Lynchburg College men's and women's track and field teams went to Ohio and had a very successful meet on Friday.  Both the men's and women's teams captured titles in several events and had great showings in other events.

Three individual titles were captured in the sprints and one in the throws for the women.  Aleshia Washington captured the 55-meter race in a career-best 7.53.  She was followed by Jasmyne Johnson in the 200 with the top-time of 27.09.  Tracy Estelus took the top spot in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:32.  The trio then combined with Candice Hairston in the 4x200 meter relay race.  They set a new school record by one one-hundredth of a second with a time of 1:48.25 to capture the top spot.

For the throwers, Britney Gulick continued her successful indoor season, finishing second in the weight throw with a distance of 48'8", which was a personal best.  She was followed in the standings by Ashley Thomas, who also set a PR with a throw of 47'5.25".  Kori Penick and Kim Alfaro finished 1-2 in the shot put with tosses of 39'9" and 36'9".  It was Alfaro's best showing in her young Lynchburg career.

Not to be outshined by the women, the men did just as well.  Daniel Shannon tied his career best in the pole vault with a height of 13'9".  Zachary Kezar finished fourth in 200 meter dash with a time of 23.97 and won the long jump with a leap of 21'4".  He was also on the 4x200 relay team that took the title.  Kezar, Curtis Whitlow, Linwood Stevens, and Tristan Boysaw ran the race in a time of 1:37.27.

The throwers also had a successful day.  Greg Wilson won the weight throw and finished third in the shot put competition with distances of 50'3.5" and 48'2" respectively.  Spencer Latham finished third in the weight throw with a toss of 48'4".  Hunter Bailey set a career best in the shot put with a fifth-place throw of 45'10.3".

Next Friday, the track and field teams will split up.  Some will head across town for the Liberty Quad which starts at 3:30 p.m.  Other members will head to the storied facility in New York City, The Armory, for the Lafayette/Rider Invitational which begins at 1 p.m.