Salem, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's men's indoor track & field team raced to a third-place finish Sunday at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship meet at Roanoke College's Cregger Center.
The Hornets collected 12 all-conference titles, highlighted by junior Reid Sharkey's (Fairfax, Va.) victory in the 1-mile race. Sharkey covered the distance in 4:22.18 to win comfortably.
He also finished second in the 3,000-meter run (8:59.35) and was joined by freshman Max Sparks (Canton, Conn.) on the podium, who crossed just behind at 8:59.84.
Lynchburg's men also finished two-three in the 800-meter run as junior Shawn Gmurek (Parkton, Md.) took silver in 1:58.93 -- a new personal best that ranks eighth on Lynchburg's all-time leaderboard -- and sophomore Clint Turbeville (Wilmington, N.C.) stormed to the finish in 2:00.06, taking third.
Five more Lynchburg athletes notched second-place results, led by freshman Alex Shadkhoo (Herndon, Va.) in the 200-meter dash (22.48, seventh in program history). Sophomore Julian Douglas (Lynchburg, Va.) also leapt into the all-time top 10, covering 22-3 ¾ in the long jump, the program's ninth-best mark.
Senior Tristan Lucy-Speidel (Fort Valley, Va.) ran the 10th-best 5,000-meter run in program history to finish second in 15:28.69.
Lynchburg's relays also fared well. The distance medley relay comprised of freshman Jason Moench (Hamilton Square, N.J.) and sophomores Kobe Anderson (Katy, Texas), Andrew Hawk (Coplay, Pa.), and Andrew Johnson (Greencastle, Pa.) nearly stunned the field, finishing less than a half-second off first in the event. Their time of 10:49.65 ranks ninth all-time at Lynchburg.
Lynchburg's third-place finish is the best at the ODAC indoor meet since 2015, when the Hornets took second.
2019 ODAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Superlatives
Field Athlete of the Meet - Coby Cockrell, Va. Wesleyan
Track Athlete of the Meet - Davonta Womack, Bridgewater
Rookie of the Meet - Coby Cockrell, Va. Wesleyan
Coach of the Year - Brandon Uhl, Washington and Lee
Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Hank Patrick, Washington and Lee
1. Washington and Lee 146.5
2. Bridgewater 139
3. Lynchburg 117
4. Virginia Wesleyan 58.5
5. Randolph 45
6. Roanoke 44
7. Shenandoah 34
8. Emory & Henry 20
8. Eastern Mennonite 20