Indoor track sets records at Keydet Invitational

One relay runner hands a baton off to another on an indoor track.

Lexington, Va. -- The Lynchburg College indoor track & field team knocked off a pair of school records over the weekend at Virginia Military Institute's Keydet Invitational.

Junior Samantha Schreiber (Gladys, Va.) improved on her own women's program record in the 3,000-meter run, dropping nearly 4 seconds off the mark she set last year with a run of 10:33.89. Schreiber was 12th in the race and the top Division III finisher in the field.

Schreiber teamed up with junior Endasia Mitchell (Perry Hall, Md.), sophomore Michela Cholak (Ocean Township, N.J.), and graduate student Natalie Deacon (West Chester, Pa.) to knock off the 13-year-old distance medley relay school record as well. The foursome finished third in a time of 12:37.5.

The track inside VMI's Corps Physical Training Facility was also kind several of LC's men's competitors. Freshman Azavier Kirtley (Roanoke, Va.) topped the list, finishing sixth and tops among D-III racers in the 500-meter dash (1:06.14). He also added his name into the top-times list with a 22.84-second sprint in the 200-meter dash, a time that sits ninth in the program annals.

Junior transfer Randy Harris (Richmond, Va.) made an impact in his first meet with the Hornets as the top D-III finisher in the triple jump, leaping 44-10 ¾ to place eighth.

Junior Dalton Hoppe (Buchanan, Va.) also earned a top-10 finish in the weight throw, tossing a 48-1 for ninth and, again, the top Division III performance.

Several other Hornets set personal bests in the first meet of 2018, which was not scored for Division III teams. Lynchburg's team will face tough competition from all levels again next weekend, Jan. 26-27, this time closer to home at the Liberty University Kickoff meet.

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