Saturday, February 11, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Led by the distance runners, more Lipscomb indoor track and field records fell on day two of the Hoosier Hills Invitational, Saturday.
In the women’s 3000m run, three Lady Bison competitors eclipsed the school record. Freshmen Minna Fields (10:05.96s) and Kellie Foley (10:08.74s) finished sixth and ninth, respectively, while sophomore Tessa Hoefle’s 10:05.20s mark earned her fifth place and the top indoor mark in Lipscomb history.
After setting the school record in the mile run, Friday, sophomore Dani Walker broke the 800m mark Saturday. Her 2:15.47s mark placed her third in the invitational event.
“We had a great prep meet for conference,” said Lipscomb head coach Bill Taylor. “I’m proud of how our kids competed here. This is always a great meet for us.
“We had big improvement in our distance races, as we expected. Getting a couple of quality weeks of work in has certainly helped a ton. Our 3000m women had an incredible race. All three eclipsed the previous school record and had huge personal-bests over their previous marks.”
Sophomore Tucker Peabody continued his winning ways in the 60m dash, taking the top of the podium with a 7.09s mark. It was his fourth finals victory this season and second this weekend; he won the 200m dash event, Friday night.
The Lipscomb track and field teams will be back in action next weekend when they make a return trip to Johnson City, Tenn. for the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships.
“We are ready for the conference meet,” Taylor said. “More importantly, we are building the right foundation for the outdoor season.”
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