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Lipscomb track teams have strong showing in A-Sun Indoor Track Championships

Sunday, March 02, 2008

March 2, 2008

Johnson City, Tenn.- The Lipscomb Men's and Women's Track & Field teams posted an incredible 22 personal bests or season bests out of 32 performances at the 2008 Atlantic Sun Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday.

"We consider the Indoor season a pre-season for us since we train straight through it for the outdoor season." Said head coach Bill Taylor. "so it's very positive when we can come in here and run PBs and SBs in two-thirds of our entries. It shows we are headed in the right direction.

"I am extremely proud of the way we performed this weekend. At the same time we have a lot more to improve on. These athletes have only scratched the surface of what they are capable of and my expectations are very high in every way for this outdoor season."

Events and Performances:

Men's 60m Dash:

Michael Knox, 10th, 7.418

Tylar Peoples, 12th, 7.47

Men's 200m Dash:

Tylar Peoples, 14th, 23.75

Men's 400m Dash:

Chad Roberts, 7th, 51.01 all-time Personal Best by 2.16 seconds

Men's 800m Run:

Clint Carter, 9th, 1:58.71 season best

Jacob Nelson, 14th, 2:01.98 season best

Jonathan Williams, 15th, 2:02.80 season best

Andrew Shankles, 20th, 2:11.21

Men's 1 Mile Run:

Ryan Chastain, 11th, 4:28.73

Andrew Shankles, 16th, 4:34.08 all-time Personal Best by 3.88 seconds

Jared Carlson, 17th, 4:35.22

Paul Wright, 21st, 4:38.39 all-time Personal Best

Men's 3000m Run:

David Wolfe, 15th, 9:20.47 season best, indoor best

Jared Carlson, 16th, 9:29.08 all-time Personal Best by 34.06 seconds

Paul Wright, 17th, 9:29.32, all-time Personal Best by 23.12 seconds

Jonathan Williams, 19th, 9:37.13, all-time Personal Best by 1.15 seconds

Men's 5000m Run:

Jordan Wilson, 9th, 15:18.39, all-time Personal Best by 4 seconds

Men's 4x400m Relay:

Clint Carter, Michael Knox, Chad Roberts, Jacob Nelson

6th, 3:27.86, season-best by 4 seconds

Men's Distance Medley Relay:

Andrew Shankles, Chad Roberts, Clint Carter, Ryan Chastain

5th, 10:37.40, season-best by 8 seconds

Women's 400m Dash:

Lauren Floyd, 15th, 1:06.68, season-best

Women's 800m Run:

Paige Griffin, 9th, 2:28.30, season-best

Julie Alley, 13th, 2:33.74, season-best

Paloma Floden, 15th, 2:35.94

Women's 1 Mile Run:

Shannon Shoemake, 13th, 5:35.71

Jenny Randolph, 14th, 5:38.21

Women's 3000m Run:

Shannon Shoemake, 11th, 11:02.06, all-time Personal Best by 5 seconds

Julie Alley, 13th, 11:28.47, all-time Personal Best by 40 seconds

Paloma Floden, 15th, 11:39.66, 16 seconds

Women's 5000m Run:

Carolyn Latham, 5th, 18:13.61, all-time track Personal Best by 26.33 seconds

Caitlin Anderson, 12th, 19:28.12, season-best

Women's Shot Put:

Hannah Joiner, 11th, 33-7.25

Women's 4x400m Relay:

Paige Griffin, Lauren Floyd, Jenny Randolph, Shannon Shoemake

9th, 4:28.42, season-best by 4.47 seconds

Women's Distance Medley Relay:

Caitlin Anderson, Jenny Randolph, Paige Griffin, Carolyn Latham

5th, 13:00.98, season-best by 18 seconds and a School Record

Lipscomb Track & Field now transitions to the Outdoor season with a three week break. Some of the team will then travel to Eugene, OR to compete in the University of Oregon Preview Meet on March 22nd at historic Hayward Field, while others will compete at the Austin-Peay Spring Fling.

The whole team resumes competition together at the Alabama Relays, hosted by the University of Alabama on March 29-30.