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Liberty's Track Teams Conclude Competition At ECAC And IC4A Championships
The Liberty University men's and women's track and field programs concluded competition today at the IC4A and ECAC championships, finishing 17th and 27th, respectively, in the regional championships held in Boston, Mass.
Highlighting the weekend-long event was meet record by Josh McDougal as the sophomore won the 3000 meters by finishing almost 14 seconds ahead of Providence's Martin Fagan. McDougal finished the race with a time of 7:53.16, besting a meet 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 ECAC 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).
The Flames will kick off their 2006 outdoor season next weekend when they travel to Conway, S.C. to compete in the Coastal Carolina Invitational on Friday and Saturday.