Lipscomb T&F Strong at Vanderbilt
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Lipscomb T&F Strong at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb traveled across Nashville to the Vanderbilt Black and Gold, Saturday. Coming off of Spring Break, the Bison and Lady Bison were strong in the meet, picking up several personal-bests and school records.

Tucker Peabody continued his winning ways in the sprints. The sophomore won the 100m outdoor dash with a 10.99s mark, his first 100m dash victory since March 12, 2011 at the Birmingham Southern Invitational.

“Tucker was running in a downpour,” said Lipscomb assistant coach Luke Syverson. “He did what he needed to do to win.”

Freshman Colin Dempster was runner-up in the 400m dash with a 48.35s mark. Junior Bobby Bassett was seventh at 49.62s.

In the high jump, junior Adam Austin set a personal-best with a 2.01m (6’ 7.0”) mark, earning him a third-place finish.

Freshman Kendra Lobley was runner-up in the 3000m run with a school-record 9:40.80s run. Senior Ashley Lehman picked up a fourth-place finish with a 9:57.79s mark.

Sophomore O’Neisha Smith finished fourth in the high jump with a 1.70m (5’ 7.0”) jump.

“Our high jumpers did very well today,” Syverson said. “O’Neisha Smith just missed a school record and lifetime personal-best.”

Junior Sara Stephens (fifth, 57.17s) and freshman Brenna Thompson (seventh, 57.43s) performed admirably in the women’s 400m dash.

In the women’s 1500m run, sophomore Katie Bunker earned a seventh-place mark with a 4:37.41s mark.

Junior Ashton Fisher won the unsanctioned 2000m steeplechase, with a 6:03.82s mark.

Freshman Kevin Floyd set a personal-best in the pole vault at 4.51m (14’ 9.50”), finishing fourth overall.

In Friday night shot put action, freshman April Terry set a school-best with a 12.16m (39’ 10.75”) toss. She finished 22nd.

Syverson was pleased with the meet, but had some critiques.

“We had a fairly good meet coming out of Spring Break,” Syverson said. “I was hoping for better execution. We have made a lot of progress but can’t afford to let chances go to waste.

“The next two weeks are very important meets and given our training, we should start seeing better marks. The upcoming meets will really prepare us for exceeding our goals at the Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships.”

Lipscomb will split next weekend at the Raleigh Relays (March 30) and the Ole Miss Invitational (March 31), next weekend.

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