Track & field starts outdoor season at UNC Wilmington

LaMaya Lacy jumping a hurdle in a race

Wilmington, N.C. -- University of Lynchburg's outdoor track & field teams enjoyed a successful start to the 2019 season at UNC Wilmington's Seahawk Invitational over the weekend, posting seven all-time top 10 marks at the meet.

Sophomore LaMaya Lacy (Bremo Bluff, Va.) led the way for the Hornets, finishing third in the 100-meter hurdles (15.54), the fourth-best mark in program history.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Johnson (Spotsylvania, Va.) also broke into the all-time top five, with a  4:48.66 1,500-meter run, also a third-place finish.

Senior Rachel Murray (Chesapeake, Va.) set Lynchburg's ninth all-time mark in the discus (114-4), good enough to finish fifth. Murray also won the javelin at the meet with a 121-2 heave.

The 4x100-meter relay of freshman Jessica Cammarata (Ledgewood, N.J.), freshman Donzailya Berg (Stephens City, Va.), senior Endasia Mitchell (Perry Hall, Md.), and freshman Faith Francis (Midlothian, Va.) finished fourth (50.4), the 10th-best time in program history.

Three Lynchburg men also set all-time marks for Lynchburg. Junior Kevin Moran (Milford, N.J.) bested his own eighth-place time in the 400-meter hurdles with a new personal best of 54.81 to finish second in the event.

Sophomore Jake Degenshein (Collegeville, Pa.) won the javelin (170-6), the new 10th-place mark in the program record book, and freshman Alex Shadkhoo (Herndon, Va.) finished fourth in the 100-meter dash in 10.91 seconds, also a 10th-place time in the program annals.

Lynchburg added three more event victories at the meet: senior Madeline Van Aken (Blacksburg, Va.) in the women's pole vault (11-1 ½), freshman Max Sparks (Canton, Conn.) in the men's 1,500-meter run (4:00.03), and freshman Melbert Bautista (Harrisonburg, Va.) in the men's pole vault (12-3 ½).

Lynchburg will continue its outdoor track & field season Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16 at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Fri Aug 30
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
Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
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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
Lynchburg
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
at Emory
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
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