Despite windy and cold conditions, Amanda beat a field of 43 women in the 800m with a time of 2:18.13. Later she helped lead the Lipscomb women’s 4x400m Relay A team to victory as well, running a 58-second split. Amanda now has three wins in the outdoor season, out of two meets (she won the 1500m last week at UNF).
“Amanda is a terrific middle distance runner,” head coach Bill Taylor said. “It’s been a terrific indoor, and now outdoor, season for her. She ran a big negative split in the 800m.
“Like last week in the 1500m, the pace just wasn’t fast early on. They came through in 71 seconds for the first lap. So she put in pretty close to a 66- second lap. There were pretty strong winds throughout most of the meet and it was cold. Amanda did a great job in both races!”
Other highlights of the meet included a more than 40-second PR for Louisa Van Batavia in the women’s 5000m (18:32.94, 3rd place) and another woman, Priya Pappu, under 5:00 in the 1500m ( 4:56.21, 9th place).
Six out of seven men in the 5000m set new PRs (Isaiah Greer, 15:49.14, Jared Carlson, 15:53.60, Mike Yang, 15:57.17, Benton Reed, 15:59.15, Hunter Hethcoat, 16:20.97 and Ben Wright, 16:27.09). Jonathan Williams won in the men’s steeplechase (the only men’s event win on the day for Lipscomb).
“I was happy with the meet,” Taylor said. “The conditions were tough, spring break just started, yet our athletes went out and competed very hard. It was a great way to go into the break and a very positive sign for the rest of the season.”
The next meet is the Austin Peay Spring Fling March 20 in Clarksville, Tenn.
400m: Sara Stephens 58.94 5th, Anika Piorkowski 63.04 15th, Valerie Winkler 63.27 17th
800m: Amanda Twigg 2:18.13 1st, Emily Longden 2:25.12 5th
1500m: Priya Pappu 4:56.21 9th, Emily Longden 4:56.40 10th, Shelby Marvel 5:06.64 18th, Jenny Randolph 5:10.82 23rd, Ashley Lehman 5:22.94 29th, Laura Stewart 5:29.30 32nd, Shannon Shoemake 5:35.64 36th
5000m: Louisa Van Batavia 18:32.94 3rd, Caitlin Anderson 18:52.75 8th
3000m Steeplechase: Meredith McFarlin 12:08.02 2nd, Catherine Beals 12:19.75 4th
4x400m Relay: (A) Anika Piorkowski, Valerie Winkler, Amanda Twigg, Sara Stephens 4:02.55 1st; (B) Priya Pappu, Caitlin Anderson, Louisa Van Batavia, Emily Longden 4:20.87 4th
Shot put: Taylor Mason 10.03m 8th, Jessi Marshall 8.45m 19th
Discus: Jessi Marshall 22.12m 13th, Taylor Mason 20.11m 15th
Javelin: Taylor Mason 27.14m 6th, Jessi Marshall 21.04m 12th
200m: Burton Elrod 23.20 11th, Mike Knox 23.34 15th
400m: Mike Knox 50.58 8th
800m: Andrew Jones 1:57.93 4th, Bobby Bassett 2:00.92 8th, Cormac Carolan 2:02.41 11th, Ashton Fisher 2:02.66 12th; Andrew Shankles 2:04.31 18th, Steven Mason 2:06.33 22nd; Jeff Hoover 2:07.38 24th, Paul Wright 2:09.45 27th
1500m: Ashton Fisher 4:07.64 4th, Jeff Hoover 4:12.32 8th, Cormac Carolan 4:16.82 13th, Aaron Todd 4:18.43 14th, Paul Wright 4:23.44 17th (Tim Muller won his heat but is not listed in results)
5000m: Isaiah Greer 15:49.14 12th, Jared Carlson 15:53.60 15th, Mike Yang 15:57.17 19th, Benton Reed 15:59.15 20th, Hunter Hethcoat 16:20.52 22nd, Ben Wright 16:27.09 25th, Trace Carlson 16:31.25 27th
400m Hurdles: Logan Ray 1:00.50 9th
3000m Steeplechase: Jonathan Williams 10:27.21 1st
4x400m Relay: A) Steven Mason, Paul Wright, Ashton Fisher, Andrew Jones 3:34.10 3rd,; (C) Hunter Hethcoat, Jeff Hoover, Trace Carlson, Cormac Carolan 3:38.61 6th; (B) Isaiah Greer, Logan Ray, Benton Reed, Mike Yang 3:39.79 7th
High Jump: Adam Austin 1.83m 9th
Pole Vault: Burton Elrod 3.80m 8th
Long Jump: Burton Elrod 5.88m 15th
Shot Put: Alex Jerkins 14.09m 4th, Walter Hough 10.17m 22nd
Discus: Alex Jerkins 37.85m 5th, Walter Hough 35.30m 6th, Burton Elrod 32.70m 15th