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Twigg, Williams win at Birmingham Southern meet
Amanda Twigg
Amanda Twigg

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Amanda Twigg continued her terrific freshman season as a Lady Bison by picking up two wins for Lipscomb at the Birmingham Southern Invitational.

Despite windy and cold conditions, Amanda beat a field of 43 women in the 800m with a time of 2:18.13. Later she helped lead the Lipscomb women’s 4x400m Relay A team to victory as well, running a 58-second split. Amanda now has three wins in the outdoor season, out of two meets (she won the 1500m last week at UNF).

“Amanda is a terrific middle distance runner,” head coach Bill Taylor said. “It’s been a terrific indoor, and now outdoor, season for her. She ran a big negative split in the 800m.

“Like last week in the 1500m, the pace just wasn’t fast early on. They came through in 71 seconds for the first lap. So she put in pretty close to a 66- second lap. There were pretty strong winds throughout most of the meet and it was cold. Amanda did a great job in both races!”

Other highlights of the meet included a more than 40-second PR for Louisa Van Batavia in the women’s 5000m (18:32.94, 3rd place) and another woman, Priya Pappu, under 5:00 in the 1500m ( 4:56.21, 9th place).

Six out of seven men in the 5000m set new PRs (Isaiah Greer, 15:49.14, Jared Carlson, 15:53.60, Mike Yang, 15:57.17, Benton Reed, 15:59.15, Hunter Hethcoat, 16:20.97 and Ben Wright, 16:27.09). Jonathan Williams won in the men’s steeplechase (the only men’s event win on the day for Lipscomb).

“I was happy with the meet,” Taylor said. “The conditions were tough, spring break just started, yet our athletes went out and competed very hard. It was a great way to go into the break and a very positive sign for the rest of the season.”

The next meet is the Austin Peay Spring Fling March 20 in Clarksville, Tenn.

Lipscomb results:

Women

400m: Sara Stephens 58.94 5th, Anika Piorkowski 63.04 15th, Valerie Winkler 63.27 17th

800m: Amanda Twigg 2:18.13 1st, Emily Longden 2:25.12 5th

1500m: Priya Pappu 4:56.21 9th, Emily Longden 4:56.40 10th, Shelby Marvel 5:06.64 18th, Jenny Randolph 5:10.82 23rd, Ashley Lehman 5:22.94 29th, Laura Stewart 5:29.30 32nd, Shannon Shoemake 5:35.64 36th

5000m: Louisa Van Batavia 18:32.94 3rd, Caitlin Anderson 18:52.75 8th

3000m Steeplechase: Meredith McFarlin 12:08.02 2nd, Catherine Beals 12:19.75 4th

4x400m Relay: (A) Anika Piorkowski, Valerie Winkler, Amanda Twigg, Sara Stephens 4:02.55 1st; (B) Priya Pappu, Caitlin Anderson, Louisa Van Batavia, Emily Longden 4:20.87 4th

Shot put: Taylor Mason 10.03m 8th, Jessi Marshall 8.45m 19th

Discus: Jessi Marshall 22.12m 13th, Taylor Mason 20.11m 15th

Javelin: Taylor Mason 27.14m 6th, Jessi Marshall 21.04m 12th

Men

200m: Burton Elrod 23.20 11th, Mike Knox 23.34 15th

400m: Mike Knox 50.58 8th

800m: Andrew Jones 1:57.93 4th, Bobby Bassett 2:00.92 8th, Cormac Carolan 2:02.41 11th, Ashton Fisher 2:02.66 12th; Andrew Shankles 2:04.31 18th, Steven Mason 2:06.33 22nd; Jeff Hoover 2:07.38 24th, Paul Wright 2:09.45 27th

1500m: Ashton Fisher 4:07.64 4th, Jeff Hoover 4:12.32 8th, Cormac Carolan 4:16.82 13th, Aaron Todd 4:18.43 14th, Paul Wright 4:23.44 17th (Tim Muller won his heat but is not listed in results)

5000m: Isaiah Greer 15:49.14 12th, Jared Carlson 15:53.60 15th, Mike Yang 15:57.17 19th, Benton Reed 15:59.15 20th, Hunter Hethcoat 16:20.52 22nd, Ben Wright 16:27.09 25th, Trace Carlson 16:31.25 27th

400m Hurdles: Logan Ray 1:00.50 9th

3000m Steeplechase: Jonathan Williams 10:27.21 1st

4x400m Relay: A) Steven Mason, Paul Wright, Ashton Fisher, Andrew Jones 3:34.10 3rd,; (C) Hunter Hethcoat, Jeff Hoover, Trace Carlson, Cormac Carolan 3:38.61 6th; (B) Isaiah Greer, Logan Ray, Benton Reed, Mike Yang 3:39.79 7th

High Jump: Adam Austin 1.83m 9th

Pole Vault: Burton Elrod 3.80m 8th

Long Jump: Burton Elrod 5.88m 15th

Shot Put: Alex Jerkins 14.09m 4th, Walter Hough 10.17m 22nd

Discus: Alex Jerkins 37.85m 5th, Walter Hough 35.30m 6th, Burton Elrod 32.70m 15th