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Liberty Track Teams Ranked No. 13 in Region

May 8, 2012
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ConRoy Smith qualified for the IC4A meet in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes at Sunday's Winthrop Twilight.

The Liberty men's and women's outdoor track & field teams are each ranked No. 13 in this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Regional Index for the Southeast Region.

Liberty is the only Big South Conference squad to appear in either the men's or women's Southeast Region listing this week.

Christina Mitchell notched Liberty's most impressive performance this past weekend, improving her own school record in the women's javelin to 146-1 at the Winthrop Twilight. Teammate Jennifer Klugh moved up to No. 3 on the Lady Flames' all-time performance list for the 1,500, racing to a time of 4:24.16 at the Duke Twilight.

On the men's side, Liberty's top performers were sprinters Maxwell Asante and ConRoy Smith. At Sunday's Winthrop Twilight, Asante clocked personal-best times of 10.66 in the 100-meter dash and 21.76 in the 200-meter dash. Smith also posted the fastest times of his career (10.75 in the 100 and 21.73 in the 200), qualifying for the IC4A meet in both events.

The Flames now have six men's sprinters who have met the IC4A standard (10.85) in the 100-meter dash this season and four sprinters who have hit the IC4A 200-meter dash qualifier (21.80).

Liberty will take more than 40 athletes to the IC4A and ECAC Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend. The meet will be contested Friday through Sunday at Weaver Track & Field Stadium in Princeton, N.J.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Regional Index (2012 Outdoor, Week #6)

Men's Southeast Region
1) Virginia Tech
2) Clemson
3) North Carolina
4) Virginia
5) George Mason
6) Duke
7) Norfolk State
8) N.C. State
9) South Carolina
10) Appalachian State
11) Western Kentucky
12) East Carolina
13) Liberty
14) North Carolina A&T
15) Charlotte

Women's Southeast Region
1) Clemson
2) Louisville
3) N.C. State
4) Virginia
5) North Carolina
6) Duke
7) Virginia Tech
8) East Carolina
9) South Carolina
10) Hampton
11) Charlotte
12) George Mason
13) Liberty
14) Kentucky
15) North Carolina A&T