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Track and field has successful weekend at Chipotle Invite, Husky Classic
Sunday, February 12, 2017
By Logan Butts
Track and field has successful weekend at Chipotle Invite, Husky Classic

NASHVILLE – It was another successful weekend split up into two meets for the Lipscomb track and field squad as the Bisons headed out to the Chipotle Marshall Invitational and the Husky Classic to compete on Friday and Saturday.

At the Husky Classic, seniors Juan Gonzalez and Jake Poyner each broke the school indoor record in the 3000m with times of 8:11.59 and 8:11.89, as they finished nearly consecutively in 39th and 41st, respectively.

Senior Wayne Newman ran a season-best 7.96 second time to finish third in the 60m hurdles, while freshman Ahmed Amaar finished eighth in the 200m dash with a time of 22.27 seconds.

At the Chipotle Marshall Invite, freshmen Kailey Schuyler and Jordan Stiewig each won their respective heats in the mile with times of 5:12.35 and 5:18.01. They finished 14th and 18th overall.

The Lady Bisons dominated the 3000m, with senior Katie Bianchini finishing sixth (10:01.66), freshman Courtney Brenner taking seventh (10:03.84), sophomore Brooke Kingma placing 10th (10:04.99), sophomore Hannah Owens finishing 11th (10:13.25), and senior Sally Larson taking 12th (10:14.82).

Freshman Teanna Jules set a school record in the 60m dash with a time of 7.93 seconds to place 16th.

On the men’s side, sophomore Nathan Morgan won his heats in the 800m with a time of 1:54.51 to place fourth overall. Sophomore Austin Ray (1:55.51) and senior Daniel Lenart (1:55.96) finished seventh and ninth, respectively.

Freshman Chase Hampton won his heat in the mile with a 4:19.49 mark to place sixth overall. Sophomore Psalm Ocampo took eighth with a time of 4:23.40.

In the 3000m, sophomore Andrew Ayers placed eighth with a 8:33.01 mark.

Freshman Randolph Wilkerson finished ninth in both the 60m and 200m with times of 7.27 seconds and 23.07 seconds, respectively.

Fellow Freshman Raymond Jones placed ninth in the 400m with a 50.81 second mark.

Lipscomb Director of Track and Field Bill Taylor’s Thoughts:

"It was a solid weekend for the teams. It's always nice to see some school records go down. We have a lot of work to do still over these two weeks in preparation for the ASUN Indoor Championships, but we are headed in the right direction. 

“This was a tough weekend though for our teams as the flu or something like that hit us. We had to leave seven or eight athletes home that were entered, and had several that did travel get sick and not compete. I don't remember sickness hitting us this hard in one weekend before. Hopefully we get through this with no more sickness and are healthy and ready to go for conference. 

“We also trained really hard this past week. We are at a point in the season where the training is essential, and we take what we get from the races. I think things are set up well for the ASUN Indoor Championships, and even more so for the Outdoor season."

The Lipscomb track and field squad will be back in action for the ASUN Championships starting on Feb. 23.