Lipscomb Track battles weather at TSU
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 16, 2008

High winds and cold temperatures couldn't stop the Lipscomb University Men's and Women's Track and Field teams Saturday. The Bison's and Lady Bison's battled the conditions and posted several all-time personal records at Tennessee State's Boston Moon Invite in Nashville.

The men's and women's 3000m highlighted the day for both the men and the women. In the women's race Carolyn Latham led the way with a third place finish in 10:29.97, a 42-second all-time personal best and just five seconds from the Lipscomb school record for 3000m. Caitlin Anderson finished seventh with a personal best by less than a second and Julie Alley ran within three seconds of her all-time personal record, finishing 16th in 11:31.22.

In the men's race Jared Carlson dropped 14 seconds off his 3000m personal best (set earlier this season) in finishing 10th in 9:15.20. Teammate David Wolfe finished within two seconds of his all-time personal best with a nearly identical time of 9:15.16, out-leaning Jared at the line for ninth.

Other performances for the Bison's and Lady Bison's were: Clint Carter, 800m, eigtth in 1:57.53, season best time Jonathan Williams, 800m, 19th in 2:01.81, season best time Andrew Shankles, 1500m, 28th in 4:18.91 Jordan Wilson, 1500m, 30th in 4:19.81 Paul Wright, 1500m, 31st in 4:21.25, personal best Jeff Hoover, 1500m, 32nd in 4:21.52 Shannon Shoemake, 1500m, sixth in 5:07.84 Michael Knox, 400m, 10th in 52.34, personal best Cree Nix, 100m, eighth in 12.69, season best Tylar Peoples, 100m, 16th in 11.25, season best Paige Griffin, 800m, 15th in 2:29.27 Paloma Floden, 800m, 22nd in 2:34.98 Anna Day, 800m, 30th in 2:43.36 Tylar Peoples, 200m, 11th in 22.85, season best Michael Knox, 200m, 17th in 23.45, personal best Lauren Floyd, 400 Hurdles, eighth in 1:13.01 Danielle Graham, Long Jump, 16th with 15-00.5 Danielle Graham, Triple Jump, ninth with 33-6.75 Hannah Joiner, Shot Put, 17th with 32-7.75 Hannah Joiner, Javelin, 17thwith 73-4 Austin Ray, Javelin, 11th with 123-7 Tim Cotton, Javelin, 15th with 106-0

"I was happy with our performances on the day," said head coach Bill Taylor. "The conditions were very cold and extremely windy. It was not an environment in which people should be setting season best and personal best marks, yet we had a bunch despite the weather.

"The big PR's in the men's and women's 3000m were very encouraging, especially since they were run during the coldest temperatures and highest winds of the day. I think this was a good meet to see people tough it out and race well despite the obstacles."

The men and women next travel to Purdue University for the Dave Rankin Invitational Saturday, April 19th.