Lipscomb track and field finishes season with successful Outdoor Championships

Lipscomb track and field finishes season with ...

Lipscomb track and field finishes season with successful Outdoor Championships

The spring semester may have ended two weeks ago for most students, but for spring athletics things have now just started to wrap up.

For anyone that is a Bison fan, what an amazing spring it has been for all the athletes. The Lipscomb track and field team completed their Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships in Jacksonville, Florida, May 16 and 17th. Much like the whole year, many Bisons found success.

Madi Talbert received first place in the 3000-meter race. Talbert finished with a time of 10:28.76 making her the record holder in the A-Sun outdoor 3000 meter, but it did not stop there for Talbert as she finished with the gold in the 5000 meters.

Freshman Sally Larson also received first place in her 10,000 meter event.

April Terry was covered in bronze as she threw the shot put 13.10 meters and the hammer throw with a distance of 50.29 meters, both for third place finishes.

“I didn’t feel ready the week before the meet. I prayed and meditated, asking God to help me with my attitude,” April Terry said. “In the hammer, I fouled my first two throws and threw a short throw to get into the finals. The same happened in shot. I had to trust that God was going to work it out and believe that I could do it.”

“This meet taught me about trusting God and about prayer,” Terry said. “When I look at the two metals that I won, I just have to give thanks to God.”

Also, receiving third place was Kevin Floyd who cleared 4.63 meters in the pole vault. Right behind him was Aaron Beckwith who just missed the podium and collected fourth place.

Abby Newby and Alex Csorba competed in the heptathlon and decathlon. Newby broke the school record in the heptathlon as she collected 3,552 points. In the decathlon, Csorba also found a lot of success. She finished first place in the javelin and had several top finishes.

A tough battle in the high jump between Gemikal Prude and Andre Dorsey from Kennesaw ended with Prude taking second place as he cleared the bar at 2.11 meters.

Receiving the silver, as well, was Colin Dempster in the 400 meters. With a time of 47.29, Dempster is now the school record holder, breaking the previous record that was set back in 1976.

Senior Dani Walker ran the 1500 meters and received third place with her time of 4:35.19. Freshmen Juan Gonzalez earned silver in the 5000 meters.

The 4×400 meter relay team finished with a time of 3:14.19 as they finished second. The team is made up of Dempster, Kenny Smith, Brian Gentry, and Nelson Scott.

As for the overall scores, the men placed third with 138 points, and the women placed fifth with 86 points to finish up the outdoor season.

Photo courtesy of Lipscomb athletics

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