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Galeone, Pegues Notch Personal Bests in Texas
Liberty's Elliot Galeone and Alyssa Pegues both achieved personal-best marks on Friday, during the third day of action at the Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Galeone heaved the discus 174-6 and Pegues raced to an 11.90 clocking in the 100-meter dash.
Galeone's 174-6 discus toss, which came on his sixth and final attempt, added more than a foot and a half to his previous best distance. The redshirt senior placed third in Section B of the event.
Later on Friday, Galeone took 15th place in Section A of the men's javelin. His top throw landed at 208-4.
During one of the day's first events, Pegues clocked an 11.90 in the women's 100-meter dash prelims. The junior was aided by a 2.2 m/s tailwind.
Classmate Olivia Charnuski used a similar tailwind (2.0 m/s) to her benefit in the women's 100-meter hurdles prelims. She clocked a Big South-leading time of 13.93 seconds, breaking the 14-second barrier for the first time this year and the fifth time in her career.
Pegues and Charnuski were joined by Mia Aghaji and Meghan Burggraf in the women's sprint medley relay. They placed eighth in the event at 4:01.02, becoming the fifth-fastest women's sprint medley quartet in program history.
Kolby Shepherd will be the first Liberty athlete to compete on Saturday, the final day of the Texas Relays. He is entered in Section A of the men's pole vault, which is slated to begin at 4 p.m. Eastern.