For immediate release – 5/7/13 - #404
Hornets Complete Second Day of Open
LYNCHBURG, VA – On Tuesday, athletes battled against each other and the elements on the second day of the Lynchburg College Open Multi-Event, with several members of the Lynchburg College men's and women's track and field teams competing in entirety or select events.
The weather was the story in Lynchburg as there were several delays on the day. Heavy rain on Monday and early Tuesday forced the long jump and pole vault events inside. Lightning then set delays in progress, pushing back later events, including interrupting the heptathlon's javelin event. However, the poor weather finally subsided and the meet did complete.
On the men's side, Dillon Myers of W&L won the decathlon with LC head coach Doug Thomasey finishing second. Zachary Kezar was the top finisher for the men's team, taking fifth place with 5102 points.
Thomasey had a great day winning the discus and javelin competitions, along with finishing second in the other three events (110 meter hurdles, pole vault, and 1500 meter race). Kezar took third place in the pole vault, clearing 11'11.25". He also took third in the discus, with a toss of 104'8.25". Kezar's place was more impressive, as he pulled out of the 1500 meter race, the final event of the decathlon.
Michael Romano took second in the discus competition and fourth in the javelin, while finishing his first career multi.
In the heptathlon, Jaclynn Mohlmann of Shenandoah continued her first day lead for the title. Kelsey Roark and Amanda Walters finished fifth and sixth respectively.
Roark started off the day winning the long jump competition. Her leap of 15'6.25" earned her 487 points. Walters and Roark finished sixth and seventh in the javelin throw, respectively. The event was won by teammate and current two-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference champion Leah Heal. Her throw of 115'8" was good for 582 points, had she completed the meet.
Now that the multi-event is over, more Hornets will be back in action later this week, with the first opportunity being this Thursday. Members of both squads will head to the Roanoke/Virginia Tech Twilight, held at Roanoke College. Events begin at 4 p.m.