Track & field performs well at Liberty Kickoff

Reid Sharkey running the 1-mile race at the Liberty Kickoff

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's men's and women's track & field teams continued their strong starts to the indoor season at the 2019 Liberty Kickoff just a few miles from campus at the Liberty University Indoor Track Complex this weekend.

The Hornet teams combined for two season-best marks in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference at the meet and five new entries in the program's all-time top 10 lists.

Junior Reid Sharkey (Fairfax, Va.) highlighted the day on the men's side, running the season's fastest 1-mile in the ODAC, coming in at 4:20.41 to finish 12th in the race. That time ranks ninth all-time for the Hornet men.

Freshman Max Sparks (Canton, Conn.) also shone in a mid-distance event, busting out a 2:39.85 1,000-meter run to also finish 12th.

For the women, senior Endasia Mitchell (Perry Hall, Md.) also claimed top honors on the ODAC leaderboard Saturday, running a 2:21.06 800-meter race to finish eighth and put her name fifth on the Hornets' all-time leaderboard. Mitchell also ran a season-best 27.21-second 200-meter dash.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Johnson (Spotsylvania, Va.) resumed her assault on the Lynchburg distance top marks, covering 3,000 meters in 10:30.02 to take over second on the all-time program chart. She finished 11th in the race, competing in the top heat.

Senior Madeline Van Aken (Blacksburg, Va.) also had a banner weekend, clearing 10-11 ¾ in Friday night's pole vault to finish 11th and claiming 17th Saturday in the triple jump (34-5 ½), a mark that ranks her 10th all-time.

Senior Samantha Schreiber (Gladys, Va.) finished the 1-mile in a season-best 5:25.86 to move up to ninth on Lynchburg's all-time leaderboard, followed closely by sophomore Stephanie Burnett (Midlothian, Va.) (5:30.42). They finished 17th and 19th, respectively.

Senior Morgan Watson (Concord, Va.) broke 11 minutes in the 3,000m (10:55.05), just off her personal record.

Freshman Zoe Scales (Danville, Va.) continued her good start, just missing a PR with a 9.63-second 60-meter hurdles. Sophomore LaMaya Lacy (Bremo Bluff, Va.) finished not far behind at 9.73.

The women's 4x800-meter relay of Johnson, junior Michela Cholak (Ocean Township, N.J.), Watson, and Burnett checked in sixth place a 9:57.25.

Lynchburg was the only non-scholarship program at the meet.

A number of the Hornets also competed at Roanoke College's Finn Pincus Invitational over the weekend. Those results can be found via this hyperlink.

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