Hornets Host First Day of Multi-Event in Rainy Conditions

Hornets Host First Day of Multi-Event in Rainy Conditions

For immediate release – 5/6/2013 - #402
Hornets Host First Day of Multi-Event in Rainy Conditions

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College men's and women's track and field teams hosted the first day of the Lynchburg College Open Multi-Event on Monday in adverse weather conditions.  LC's Zachary Kezar maintains a small 30 point lead in the decathlon at the end of the day, with Shenandoah University's Jaclyn Mohlmann leading the heptathlon by 48 points at the end of the day.

Kezar started off the competition in strong fashion, winning the 100 meter dash in 11.23.  He continued his strong performance on the day, finishing in the top four in three other events: long jump (20'2.5"), shot put (33'7.5"), and the 400 meter race (51.61).

Several other Hornets competed in the decathlon.  Michael Romano won the shot put, with a toss of 35'9.25".  Curtis Whitlow was fifth in the 100 (11.89) and fourth in the 400 (53.16).  Head coach Doug Thomasey, competing in an unattached role, is currently sixth with 2731 points, with his best events to come on Tuesday.

In the heptathlon, Kelsey Roark and Katie Miller were the two highest placers for LC on Day One.  They currently sit in fifth and sixth place respectively, separated by only 21 points.  Miller finished third in the 100 meter hurdles at 16.43, with Roark right behind her at 16.99.  Miller beat Roark in the high jump, but Roark came back and got the best of Miller in the shot put and the 200 meter dash.

Three other members of the LC team competed in the heptathlon.  Kim Alfaro won the shot put competition with a throw of 33'9.5".  Her toss was three feet longer than the next competitor.

The multi will conclude on Tuesday, with three events in the heptathlon (long jump, javelin, and the 800 meter race) and five events in the decathlon (110 meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and the 1500 meter).  The conclusion of the decathlon will begin at noon, with the heptathlon starting shortly after at 12:30 on Tuesday.