Salem, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's men's and women's indoor track & field teams started the 2019-20 season off on the right foot this weekend with a strong showing at Roanoke College's Bast-Cregger Invitational.
The Hornets tallied nine event victories and added eight marks to the program's all-time top 10 lists.
Alex Shadkhoo paced the Hornets with a pair of sprint-event victories. The sophomore claimed first place in the 200-meter dash with a new personal best (22.47), improving on his own sixth-best time in program history. He also won the 60-meter dash in 7.06. The Hornets swept the podium in that event, as Zashon Brown-Flowers and Julian Douglas finished second and third, respectively.
Douglas added a victory in the long jump with a new PR (22'11.75") to leap into sixth on the program's all-time leaderboard.
Jordan Short added a victory in the 400-meter dash (50.91).
Sharkey moved up to fourth on the all-time leaderboard, finishing in 8:35.55, while Sparks jumped to sixth (8:43.45).
On the women's side, the Hornets tallied three first place finishes as senior Sammi Woods claimed the top spot in shot put with a new personal best (40'10.5") and staked her claim at number four on the all-time top-10.
Junior Elle Benefield continued Lynchburg's field event success on the day as she took home a new PR in the weight throw (44'2.5") and moved into seventh all-time.
Sophomore Lauren Anderson finished second in the pole vault as she vaulted 10'11.75" to put her fifth on the all-time list.
Senior Keaira Reese claimed first in the triple-jump (35'2.5"), launching her into eighth on the all-time board.
Lynchburg's indoor track & field teams will be back in action in 2020, as the Hornets will head to Virginia Military Institute's Keydet Invitational January 17-18.