NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb track and field squad continued their strong start to the ooutdor season with a top-notch performance at the Black and Gold Invite across town at Vanderbilt.
“We had a very good meet this weekend,” Lipscomb Director of Track and Field Bill Taylor said. “The effort and attitude was great. We had a lot of PR’s in many different events.”
Lipscomb’s Wayne Newman led the way again for the Bisons. After winning the first ASUN Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the season last weekend, the Arizona native won both the 110m hurdles and the 400m.
In the 110m hurdle, Newman ran a personal and school record time of 13.93 seconds, while in the 400m he posted a time of 53.21 seconds.
“Wayne had another stellar meet,” Taylor said. “He ran a PR and school record in the 110m hurdles and followed it with another win in the 400m hurdles. He also ran a leg of our 4x100m relay that ran a great early season time.”
Sophomore Courtney Brenner also earned a win for Lipscomb, taking first place in the 3000m with a time of 9:40.34. Her time currently leads the ASUN and ranks seventh in the nation.
Juniors Hannah Owens (10:08.49) and Brooke Kingma (10:10.62) finished behind Brenner in 10th and 11th.
“Courtney ran a smart race and took total control in the second half of the race,” Taylor said. “The field was packed with talent, so it was a great test for her.
“The pace was a bit slower than we expected early. I think if the early pace would have been faster she would have broken our school record. She was close to it as it was.”
Sophomore Ahmed Amaar grabbed a pair of top-10 finishes in the 100m and 200m. In the 100m, he finished fourth with a time of 10.84 seconds, and in the 200m he placed eighth with a 21.97 seconds mark.
Freshman Jonathan Imes finished fourth in the 400m in 48.37 seconds.
“We are seeing strong efforts in the sprints too,” Taylor said. “We had PR’s there, in the hurdles, in the middle distance races and the long distance. I feel very good about where we are as we move into the heart of the outdoor season.”
In the women’s 100m, freshmen Tia Calvin and Friederike Matthes placed 10th and 11th in 12.27 and 12.31 seconds.
Junior Ryan Speer placed seventh in the 1500m with a time of 3:52.00, while sophomores Chase Hampton (3:55.68) and Zach Israel (3:56.42) finished 10th and 11th.
In the men’s 3000m, sophomore Owen Glogovsky and junior Kyle Johnson placed second and third with times of 8:38.93 and 8:40.21, while senior Mitch Zabka (8:48.66) finished sixth.
In the women’s 800m, freshman Pari Manoogian finished ninth with a time of 2:20.27.
The Bisons will be back with athletes set to compete in several meets next weekend, including the Raleigh Relays, the Joey Haines Invite, and the Florida Relays.