Hornets Host Sprint, Jumps, Throws Challenge Part II; Penick Breaks Record

For immediate release – 2/13/2013 - #241
Hornets Host Sprint, Jumps, Throws Challenge Part II; Penick Breaks Record

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College men's and women's track and field teams hosted the Sprint, Jumps, and Throws Challenge Part II at Wake Field House on Wednesday, highlighted by thrower Kori Penick breaking a school record.

Penick broke the indoor record in the shot put competition by eight inches, with a distance of 42'.  The toss won the competition.  Britney Gulick took home the title in the weight throw, for a sweep by the female throwers.

Also for the women, Kelsey Roark, in her first indoor action of the season, jumped 15'5" in the long jump, which is a good start with the conference championships on the horizon.  Aleshia Washington won the 55 meter dash at 7.55 and Katie Miller nearly set a PR in the 55 hurdles with a time of 9.17.

The men were also very successful in the throwing events this evening.  Greg Wilson won the weight throw with a toss of 47'7.25".  Eric Van Dunk had the top throw amongst Division III athletes in the shot put, with a season best distance of 48'6.75".

In other men's highlights, Zachary Kezar won the 55 meter race with a time 6.79.  Brian Fuentes also had an impressive time in the 200 meter dash, coming in second with a time of 25.06.  Another top finisher for the men came in the pole vault, where Eric O'Connor reached a height of 13'5.25".  In addition to all of the current Hornet athletes, LC alumni Earl Graves 09' won the high jump at 6'1.5".

With the conclusion of this meet and the Hornets decision to take this weekend off, LC's men's and women's track and field teams will next be in action next Friday.  They will be competing in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships, which will be held at Tolsma Indoor Track Facility at Liberty University.