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T&F sees solid results after day one of weekend competitions

Friday, April 11, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb track and field squads concluded the first day of competition at the TSU Boston Moon Invite and the Sea Ray Relays.

"We had a good first day at both meets, a bunch of personal records, season bests and a new school record,” said Bill Taylor, director of track and field.

While storms in the area put a hold on a couple of events at TSU, the Bisons managed to sneak in some strong performances before calling it a day.

Del McSpadden highlighted the TSU meet for Lipscomb with his hammer throw of 167’2” (50.95 meters), shattering his personal best and even the school record.

"Del's throw at TSU was a gigantic improvement and bettered a school record set by Richard Beasley in 1985,” Taylor said.

April Terry snatched up first place in the hammer throw with her launch of 48.59 meters.

After clearing the bar at 3.35 meters, Annika Backlund snagged first place in the pole vault for the Lady Bisons.

Just down the road at the Tennessee Relays, Kayla Droessler recorded a personal record in the 1500 meters posting a finishing time of 4:41.87.

Colin Dempster also set a new personal best at the Tennessee relays after he crossed the line in 1:53.49 in the 800 meters.

After their display of favorable performances Friday, the split groups are set to close out the weekend competition on Saturday.  

"Overall it was a good, solid day for us,” Taylor said. “Saturday presents more opportunities to learn and improve."