NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb track and field squad split up over the weekend as part of the team competed at the Don DeNoon Invitational hoisted by Southern Illinois in Carbondale, while the rest of the athletes competed at the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The Bisons turned in successful performances at both meets. At the Camel City Invite, the Purple and Gold were one again led by senior Wayne Newman.
Newman finished third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.97 seconds, the fastest time for the event in the ASUN so far this season. He also finished 10th in the 400m with a 50.03 seconds mark.
In the men’s mile run, Lipscomb took four of the top 11 spots. Senior Jacob Poyner led the pack, finishing fifth in a time of 4:15.61. He was followed closely by sophomore Andrew Ayers (4:17.11), senior Juan Gonzalez (4:17.18), and sophomore Ryan Speer (4:17.26) in 10th, 11th, and 12th, respectively.
Freshman Kaleb Kunes placed 13th in the 3000m with a time of 8:42.33, while fellow freshman Ahmed Amaar finished 18th in the 200m with a 23.07 mark.
At the Don DeNoon Invite, junior Kacey Kemper turned in another great performance, placing third in the 3000m with a time of 9:54.60. She was followed closely by senior Barbara Lee Ball in fifth with a 10:03.93 mark. Sophomore Bridgette Doucet finished just outside the top 10 at 11th with a 10:19.82 time.
In the mile run, the Lady Bisons placed four runners in the top 10. Sophomore Brooke Kingma led the group with a fifth place finish in a time of 5:06.37. She was followed closely by junior Katie Bianchini (5:07.32), sophomore Claire Losito (5:08.02), and senior Sally Larson (5:11.00) in 7th, 8th, and 10th, respectively.
In the 800m, Larson and Losito finished close together once again in 9th and 11th, with times of 2:22.92 and 2:33.53, respectively.
On the men’s side, freshman Nathan Morgan placed 10th with a time of 1:58.48 in the 800m, junior Mitch Zabka finished 11th in the 3000m with a time of 8:50.49, and freshman Randolph Wilkerson took seventh in the long jump with a 23.15 leap.
The Bisons will be back in action with another pair of weeks over the coming weekend before taking on the ASUN Indoor Championships on Feb. 3.