Men Win Sixth-Straight ODAC Title

Men Win Sixth-Straight ODAC Title

For immediate release – 4/19/2014 - #332
Men Win Sixth-Straight ODAC Title

SALEM, VA – The Lynchburg College men's track and field team continued to dominate the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), winning its sixth consecutive Outdoor title, and 28th overall on Saturday.  The team finished with 162 points, 15 ahead of second-place Bridgewater College at the meet which was hosted by Roanoke College.  For winning the title, head mentor Zach Haupt won his first Outdoor ODAC Coach of the Year Award after winning the indoor title in February.

As was the case in 2013, Greg Wilson completed the sweep of his three throwing events.  He won the discus on Saturday with a toss of 146'6", which was his best of the season, giving the team 10 more points, and 30 for the meet.  Spencer Latham and Lesley Waddy earned points for LC, taking fourth and sixth in the event.  In the other throwing event of the meet, Carlo Del Donno finished fourth in the javelin with a career best 170'0.5".

The Hornets also took points in the other two field events on Saturday.  Tristan Boysaw had a season best in the triple jump and finished fourth.  Brian O'Dea continued his outstanding freshman campaign and won the pole vault just as he did in the indoor season.  His height of 14'5.625" was a career best.  Daniel Shannon finished third in the event.

In the 400 meter hurdles, Rachad Davis won the title for the fourth year in a row to cap a perfect run in the event.  Brian Fuentes finished second in the race.  However, in the 110 meter hurdles, Davis could not complete the four-year sweep.  He took third in the race and it was the only ODAC hurdles race in his career that he did not win.

In the sprints, Tom Sippie took second in both the 200 and 400 meter races.  Zachary Kezar took fifth in the 200 and Boysaw crossed the line as the fifth finisher in the 400.  Kezar won the bronze in the 100 meter dash as well.  The 4x100 meter relay team of Fuentes, Kezar, Evan Truman, and Davis had the top time of the season for the Hornets which gave them the silver in the meet.  The 4x400 meter relay team of Davis, Boysaw, Sippie, and Fuentes also finished second at the meet.

With this meet, the regular outdoor season concludes.  However, many athletes will still compete in other meets in order to attempt to qualify for the National Championship meet.  These Hornets will be back in action a week from Wednesday, as they head across town to the Liberty University Twilight.

                                                                                                   

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Liberty University Challenge
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. | 4k races
Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:30 PM
Bryn Mawr
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
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Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
7:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
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at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
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Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Emory
@ Demorest, Ga. Piedmont Invitational
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
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at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
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at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
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Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
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Randolph
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