Track & field competes at CNU's Blue & Silver Challenge

Dalton Hoppe throwing discus

Newport News, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's men's and women's track & field teams competed Saturday at Christopher Newport University's Blue & Silver Challenge as the throwing corps led the way.

Senior Dalton Hoppe (Buchanan, Va.) led the way for the Hornets with the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's top mark in the hammer throw (166-3), improving on his own fifth-best mark in Lynchburg's program history.

For the Hornet women, junior Sammi Woods (Fredericksburg, Va.) tossed the fourth-longest shot put in program history (39-0 ½) to place second in the event. Her mark is the ODAC's third best this season.

Several other Hornets won events. Freshman Lizzie Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) took top honors in the high jump (4-11 ¾), sophomore Keaira Reese (Norfolk, Va.) did the same in the triple jump (34-8 ¼), and senior Rachel Murray (Chesapeake, Va.) led the marks in the javelin (118-2). Davis was also second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:09.1), the eighth-fastest run in program history.

Lynchburg's track & field teams will compete again this Thursday-Saturday at William & Mary's Colonial Relays.

--LYN--

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