For immediate release – 5/1/2013 - #394
Hornets Take Part in Liberty Twilight; PRs Abound by Many
LYNCHBURG, VA – Now that the majority of conference championships have taken place, track and field athletes will compete at different meets in order to set qualifying marks for the national meet. With that being said, the Lynchburg College men's and women's track and field teams competed at the first post-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship meet, the Liberty Twilight Qualifier.
On the women's side, Aleshia Washington finished fourth overall in the 100 meter dash at a time of 12.24. She also took third in the long jump, finishing best among D-III athletes in both events.
Leah Heal took the top spot in the javelin throw with a distance of 125'7".
Kiley Trennepohl and Suki Hoffman set PRs and finished second and third in the 5000 meter run. The two seniors finished at 18:31.29 and 18:31.45 respectively. Trennepohl also set a career-best in the 1500 meter, with a time of 5:01.31. Teammate Ashley Saba beat her by two seconds in the race.
For the men, Eric O'Connor set a new career-best in the pole vault. His clearance of 15'3" finished fifth overall, which was the best non-Division I height. Spencer Latham also set a PR in the shot put, with a throw of 47'5.75".
Thrower Greg Wilson also set a career-best in the hammer. His hurl of 172'5" was the second longest in school history, was the top distance in the ODAC this year, and 33rd in the nation. He also tossed the discus 152'7".
Rachad Davis also set a PR in the 400 meter hurdles, with a time of 53.05, which moves him back into sixth place nationally.
The Hornets next two scheduled events are scheduled for this Sunday, and Monday and Tuesday of next week. On Sunday, athletes will head to Durham, NC for the Duke Twilight, and then LC will host the Lynchburg College Open Multi-Event on the 6th and 7th. Check the athletics website for further details.