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Logan Ray highlights first day of Vandy Black and Gold

Friday, March 22, 2013
by Ryan Hilgemann

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb track and field teams returned to the track after a short hiatus for spring break in the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitation in Nashville. The two-day meet started on Friday night with eight events, four of which were invite only.

The short first day of action consisted of five field events and four running.

Logan Ray finished on the podium in the triple jump with a leap of 14.04 meters. The senior’s third place finish was less than a meter behind winner Douglas Palacious of Southern Illinois who had a jump of 14.05 meters. Sophomore Caleb Love finished in seventh place with a jump of 13.17 meters.

Facing her strongest competition of the year, Dani Walker finished sixth in the 1500-meter run invitational in a time of 4:30.56. The junior finished nine seconds behind winner Lauren Hagans who was running unattached and for Asics, a professional track club.

Kendra Lobley finished 11th overall in 3000-meter run invitational in a time of 10:00.74. The sophomore finished behind Rebecca Addison of Michigan who won the event and seven other BCS conference runners.

Lipscomb continues the Black and Gold Invite Saturday with field events at 10 a.m. and running events at 11 a.m. Admission into the meet is free, which is held on the campus of Vanderbilt.