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Thursday, March 20, 2014
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Lipscomb track and field team successfully completed day one of the Shamrock Invite.
"We are really happy with where Nelson (Scott) and Alex (Csorba) sit after day one of the decathlon,” said Bill Taylor, director of track and field. “Third and thirteenth out of 23 competitors is terrific. This is the first ever collegiate decathlon for both guys.”’
Scott and Csorba finished the day in the 400 meters with great numbers. Scott posted a time of 50.06 while Csorba recorded a time of 51.76.
Positive results came from the hammer throw athletes as well. Jesse Rowe’s throw of 42.08 meters proved to be an impressive effort for him.
"Our hammer thrower men had a great day, led by Jesse Rowe with a personal record and a freshman record,” Taylor said.
After a few changes to who would compete in certain events, Taylor is feeling positive about the results he saw.
"Sally (Larson) and Kelsey (Ibarra) went out hard and ran terrific in the 10,000 meters,” Taylor said. “I have had a rule that I don't run freshmen in the 10,000 meters before conference. But those two girls are strong and so I broke my rule. They were just off our school record on their debut. They are going to be so good at this race!”
Larson and Ibarra finished first and second with times of 36:16.47 and 36:38.32 respectively.
The teams still have two more days of competition left in Myrtle Beach. However, day one of the meet looked good for the rest of the event.
"We are excited about tomorrow with Day two of the multis and a lot more events going on,” Taylor said. “Go Bisons!"