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Track & field breaks four school records in multi-meet weekend
Saturday, February 15, 2020
By Logan Butts
Track & field breaks four school records in multi-meet weekend

NASHVILLE - It was a busy weekend for the Lipscomb track and field squad who closed out the indoor regular season slate with appearances at the Samford Bulldog Invitational and the Music City Challenge.

Multiple school records were broken across town at the Music City Challenge as the Bisons turned in several great performances at Vanderbilt. 

Junior Brent Leber came away with the win in the men’s 5000m, breaking the school record with a time of 14:01.10, 24 seconds faster than second place.

Senior Courtney Brenner also broke the school record on the women’s side of the 5000m, taking seventh place in 16:19.82. Sophomore Grace Oetting (16:49.28) and junior Lauren Flynt (17:00.95) set personal records and finished in 13th and 17th, respectively.

Senior Zach Israel added to the school record count, placing sixth in the 3000m with a time of 8:09.26. 

Junior Jonathan Schwind placed third men’s mile, clocking a time of 4:09.08. 

Junior Jonathan Imes finished fifth in the 400m with a 47.78-second mark. 

Sophomore Ryan Bush placed fifth in the 800m with a personal record time of 1:51.47. 

At the Samford Invite in Birmingham, Alabama the Bisons also set a school record. Freshman Aislinn McElhaney broke the school record in the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.28m to finish 16th. 

Freshman Ronald Kigen earned a win in the men’s mile run, finishing first in a time of 4:18.44. Senior Brody Beiler (4:22.71) also finished in the top 10 at eighth. 

In the women’s mile, junior Grace Lahey placed seventh in 5:06.29. 

Junior Ahmed Amaar took second in the men’s 60m finals, blazing to a time of 6.90 seconds. 

Junior Grant Mason placed ninth in the men’s 400m with a time of 49.47 seconds. 

Freshman Brady Johnson grabbed 10th in the men’s 800m with a 1:57.38 mark. 

Amaar got another top 10 finish in the 200m, finishing seventh in 22.12 seconds. Sophomore Alex Tirado was 10th in 22.17 seconds. 

In the men’s 3000m, freshman Scott McKenzie (8:26.83) and senior Owen Glogovsky (8:34.72) finished in 5th and 10th, respectively. 

UP NEXT: The Bisons will have a week off before they head to Lynchburg, Virginia for the ASUN Indoor Championships on Feb. 28 and 29.