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McDougal Claims Victory To Highlight Flames ECAC/IC4A Championship First Day Results
Josh McDougal claimed victory in the 3000 meters as the sophomore ran a course record in the event to highlight Liberty's first day results at the ECAC/IC4A Championships held in Boston, Mass.
After the first day's competition, the women's team stands tied for 20th out of 34 teams at the ECAC Championship with five points at the event being held at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. The men's team is tied for seventh out of 51 teams at the IC4A Championship in the event hosted at Boston University's Track and Field Pavilion.
In the men's 3000 meters, Josh McDougal finished almost 14 seconds ahead of Providence's Martin Fagan as McDougal finished the race with a time of 7:53.16, besting a course record that has stood since 1981 when Villanova's Sidney Maree finished with a time of 7:54.91.
Also finishing for the Flames were Ravanno Ferguson, who placed sixth in the 55 meters with a time of 6:41, Jarvis Jelen, who placed 14th with a time of 4:12.60 in the one mile, Philip Leinweber, who placed seventh in the 500 meters with a time of 1:04.14, and Jordan McDougal, who placed 14th in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:31.45.
In the women's championship, Arlene Zelinskas highlighted the Lady Flames' finishers as she finished fourth in the pentathlon with 3,630 points, while the women's 4x400 team of Mynique Robinson, Tra' Screen, Kena Butts and Jaime Watson finished sixth with a time of 3:47.93.
Also finishing for the Lady Flames were Kena Butts, who finished 10th in the high jump (1.65m), Carol Jefferson, who finished 11th in the 5000 meters (17:15.95) and Andrea Beckles, who finished 22nd in the 60 meters (7.93).