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Beckles Excels on Busy Day at Aggie Relays
Beckles (Lynchburg, Va.), who had set a personal best in the 100-meter dash prelims on Friday (11.96), achieved a new lifetime best of 24.95 seconds in the 200-meter dash on Saturday. Her effort was good for third place overall in the event. She also helped the Lady Flames' 4 x 100 relay team to a third-place showing in 48.57 seconds and ended up fourth in the 100-meter final with a 12.16 clocking.
Liberty captured a trio of second-place finishes in the women's field events during the meet's second day. Lacey Cunningham (Fr., Spring Hill, Kan.) was the runner-up in both the hammer (102-4) and javelin (127-4) throws. Fellow freshman Danielle Harris (Luray, Va.) cleared 9-6.25 in the pole vault for second place in the discipline.
Jaime Watson (So., Ravenna, Mich.) continued a successful comeback from injury, running a 2:19.97 for fourth place in the 800-meter run. Marie Williams (Jr., Tampa, Fla.) ran well in the hurdles for the second straight day, placing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with an official time of 15.55.
Galeone (White Hall, Md.) heaved the javelin 158-0 to pace the field in the event. Liberty's male throwers also scored well in the hammer throw on Saturday, as Steve Barrett (Jr., Thornton, W. Va.) was second (137-10) and Andrew Bartels (So., Grantham, Pa.) took third (131-7). Senior Travis Campbell (Candler, N.C.) ran to a 1:56.07 clocking in the 800 meters, placing him fourth overall.
Liberty will tune up for the New Balance Big South Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships next Saturday at the James Madison Invitational. Competition is set to begin at 11 a.m. in Harrisonburg, Va.