For immediate release – 3/30/2013 - #329
LC Women Sweep Competition at Commonwealth Duals
LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College track and field teams hosted the LC Commonwealth Duals on Saturday, and the women went 4-0 in the old school meet. The Commonwealth Duals are meets designed to rekindle team competition within the sport. Teams go head-to-head, and the top-three finishers between the teams earn five, three, or one points. In relay events, the school with the better time receives five points, and the other school gets zero.
LC defeated Bridgewater College 95.50 to 60.50; defeated Eastern Mennonite University 121 to 9; beat University of Mary Washington 96.50 to 64.50; and beat SUNY-Oneonta 74 to 67.
The Hornets were successful in the throwing events, starting with the javelin and shot put. Leah Heal and Amanda Walters went one-two in the former, with Kelsey Roark taking fourth. Oneonta was the only team who got a point against LC. In the shot, Kori Penick, Kim Alfaro, and Britney Gulick finished one-two-four as well. This time, Mary Washington was the only school to earn a point.
One of the most impressive events for LC came in the 100 meter hurdles. Katie Miller set a career best in her win at 15.42. Kelsey Roark helped in the team comp, finishing fifth, however two UMW runners took second and third. Roark also had great showing in the long jump, as she took second on the podium. Her distance of 16'5.25" earned five points against every team other than Bridgewater.
Jasmyne Johnson set two PRs on the day, with the first coming in the 200 as she finished second at 26.22. However, Oneonta took the other three spots in the top four, giving them an advantage. Johnson then had a solid showing in the 100, finishing third at 12.70. Teammate Cat Wallace barely got the silver, beating Johnson by a hundredth of a second.
Tracy Estelus finished third in a small field in a close 400 meter dash. EMU and Oneonta runners finished higher, but Estelus was able to get five points vs. Bridgewater and UMW.
Ashley Saba was another Hornet with an impressive PR. She finished second in the 800 behind a runner from Oneonta, crossing the line at 2:25.61. It beat her previous best by six seconds.
The team will split up next week, with members either heading to the Duke Invitational in Durham, NC or traveling across town to take part in the Liberty Collegiate Invitational.