Indoor track competes at CNU Sunday

Evan Griffey throws the weight at an outdoor meet last year.

Newport News, Va. -- Lynchburg College's indoor track & field teams celebrated Super Bowl Sunday on the track at Christopher Newport's Vince Brown Invitational, boasting 19 top-10 performances at the meet.

The Hornets throwers led the way on the men's side, as senior Evan Griffey (Mechanicsville, Va.) and junior Dalton Hoppe (Buchanan, Va.) placed second in the shot put and weight throw, respectively.

Freshmen also stood out for LC's men's team, as Azavier Kirtley (Roanoke, Va.) took a top 10 finish in the 800-meter run, while Julian Douglas (Lynchburg, Va.) was 10th in the triple jump.

Pole vaulters Casey Kalinowski (West Point, Va.) and Bryce Koo (Fairfax, Va.) and 400-meter racers Kevin Moran (Milford, N.J.) and Conor Cahill (Staunton, Va.) also finished in the top 10.

Graduate student Natalie Deacon (West Chester, Pa.) set the pace for the women, coming in second in the mile (5:02.07) and fifth in the 800m (2:26.85).

Junior Endasia Mitchell (Perry Hall, Md.) also enjoyed a solid day with a third-place finish in the high jump (4-11.5) and ninth in the 800m (2:29.71).

Senior sprinter Lacey Elliott (Newport News, Va.) came in fourth in the 200-meter dash at 27.24 seconds, while sophomore Michela Cholak (Ocean Township, N.J.) also boasted a top-five finish in the mile, coming in fifth at 5:21.5.

Rachel Murray (Chesapeake, Va.) took a top-10 result in the weight throw, while Amaya Matthews (Norfolk, Va.) and Lamaya Lacy (Bremo Bluff, Va.) finished top 10 in both the 60-meter hurdles and triple jump.

The meet was not scored for team purposes.

Lynchburg's teams will hit the road for Lexington, Va. next Sunday for the Virginia Military Institute's Winter Relays.