MACON, Ga. – After scorching the competition in the 3000m steeplechase at the Alabama Relays, junior Madi Talbert is taking home the Atlantic Sun Track Athlete of the Week award.
Talbert finished the race with a time of 10:35.25, placing her not only at the top of the A-Sun in the event, but third in the East Region and fourth nationally as well.
"It was a very nice start for Madi,” Taylor said, “Our plan was to really relax, not worry about time or place, and just use the race to work on her technique. She's going to be running in some of the best meets in the nation later this season, and we wanted to get a shakeout in and improve her water barrier in particular. So to get a win and one of the top times in the nation, without a full effort, is a big confidence booster.”
“She knows she will need to go a lot faster to reach her season goals, but that is what those big meets like Stanford and Mt. Sac are for,” Taylor said, “Based on what I saw, I think she could break 10 in any or all of the big races."
The Charlotte, North Carolina native is no stranger to success in the 3000m steeplechase. She is a two-time A-Sun champion and NCAA Division I National Championship qualifier in the event. Last season she was named an All-American for her performance in the race at the National Championships.
The Lipscomb Bisons return to the track this weekend for a pair of events, the Raleigh Relays and the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invite.