For immediate release – 5/1/2014 - #353
Alfaro's School Record Highlights Liberty Twilight
LYNCHBURG, VA – Members of the Lynchburg College men's and women's track and field made the trek across town to Liberty University on Thursday in order to improve on their previous marks. Several student-athletes did just that, with the headliner being Kim Alfaro.
Alfaro competed in the hammer throw; looking to break into a national qualifier spot (top 20 distances go to the championship meet). On her first toss, she launched the apparatus 166'4", which broke the school record and put her in 17th place in the nation. She also defeated four Division I throwers, as she took the top prize. Emily Davis also set a career best in the event, with a distance of 145'.
Katie Miller added a season best in the 100 meter hurdles, crossing the line at 15.43.
On the men's side, indoor 400-meter national champion Tom Sippie is starting to hit his stride as it gets closer to the outdoor meet. Sippie set a career best in the meet, better than his time that gave him the indoor gold, at 47.84 seconds. The time is good enough for fourth in the nation, which puts him in great qualifying position.
Brian O'Dea, coming off his Freshman Athlete of the Year Award, set a new best in the pole vault. He cleared a height of 14'9", and only lost to athletes from higher divisions.
There is still time for athletes to qualify for the national meet, as many athletes will do. The next meet the Hornets will take part in is the LC Multi Event, which takes place at Lynchburg College next Monday and Tuesday. Men will compete in the decathlon and women will compete in the heptathlon. Some competitors will take the option of only doing a few events to increase their marks.