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Track And Field Programs Succeed At Liberty Record Bash
The Liberty University track and field programs finished the Liberty Record Bash with 25 Top 3 finishers, including 12 individual and team event winners, Saturday afternoon, at the Tolsma Indoor Track Center.
The Liberty Record Bash, which is the second of three-straight home meets for the Flames, featured numerous in-state track programs, including Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Tech and VCU, along with Big South competitors Radford and UNC Asheville.
On the women's side of the one-day event, Liberty's event winners included Arlene Zelinskus, who won the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.75, Kena Butts, who won the high jump with a height of 1.78m and Charlene Hibbert, who won the long jump with a distance of 5.72m.
Liberty dominated both the men's and women's 5000m races as the Lady Flames concluded the race with first, second and fourth place finishers, while the Flames claimed the top three spots in the men's event.
Danielle Jordan finished first in the women's 5000m (18:14.12), while Piper Newby finished second (18:33.59). Jarvis Jelen claimed the victory in the men's 5000m (14:54.05), while Evan Falat (15:24.10) and Drew Ponder (15:35.39) finished second and third, respectively, in the event.
Individually on the men's side of the meet, Ravanno Ferguson placed first in the 200m (22.54) and the 400m (49.33), while Matt Parker won the 60m hurdles (8.61) and Eric Lundy claimed victory in the men's triple jump (14.19m).
Liberty won three out of the four relay events with the women's team posting winning times of 4:02.20 in the 4x400m (Tra' Screen, Charlene Hibbert, Mynique Robinson and Kena Butts) and 9:26.20 in the 4x800m (Ashley Osborne, Chelsey Swanson, Rebekah Ricksecker and Jaime Watson), while the men's 4x400m team (Ravanno Ferguson, Javan Carter, Phil Leineweber and Brandon Hoskins) claimed victory with a time of 3:21.54.
The Flames will host their final indoor home meet of the season and their final tune-up before the Big South Indoor Championships on February 18 in the Liberty Last Chance meet which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the Tolsma Indoor Track Center.