NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb track and field squad was all over the country this weekend as the Bisons took on three different meets: the Mt. Sac Relays, the Georgia Tech Invite, and the Bryan Clay Invite.
The Purple and Gold turned in solid performances at all three events, with the majority of the student-athletes competing at Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech Invitational:
Junior Zach Israel grabbed the Bisons only win of the weekend, taking the 5000m with a time of 14:30.05. Junior Owen Glogovsky (14:53.07) and senior Kyle Johnson (14:54.10) also finished in the top 10 in seventh and ninth.
Sophomore Kayla Rudie placed second in the women’s 5000m in a time of 17:13.22. Sophomore Grace Lahey (17:16.24), senior Hannah Owens (17:24.24), and sophomore Lauren Flynt (17:28.67) came in fifth, eighth, and 10th.
Sophomore Jonathan Imes earned fifth in the 200m dash in 21.65 seconds, while sophomore Grant Mason finished sixth in the 100m dash in 10.85 seconds.
Imes also took sixth in the 400m in 47.61 seconds.
2019 Mt. SAC Relays Distance Carnival and Invitational:
Junior Courtney Brenner turned in a standout performance on Thursday night in Walnut, California. She finished 13th overall out of 44 runners with a time of 34:09.37, clinching an East Regional qualifier time.
2019 Bryan Clay Invitational
Two Bisons competed at Azusa Pacific University, also in California. In the 800m, senior Ryan Speer finished 37th out of 156 runners with a time of 1:51.13.
In the 1500m, sophomore Jonathan Schwind placed 57th out of 181 runners with a time of 3:47.04. Speer doubled up, also running in the 1500m in a time of 4:04.00 to finish 160.
The Bisons will have a weekend off before closing out the regular season at the Billy Hayes Invite and the Oregon Twilight.