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Hart, Jefferson And Newby Set School Records At Outdoor Track Season Opener

Liberty juniors Jon Hart, Carol Jefferson and Piper Newby opened the 2007 outdoor track and field season with a bang, as each set a school record during the Coastal Carolina Invitational, Friday and Saturday. The trio was among 10 Flame event champions.

Mar 10, 2007

McDougal Earns Eighth All-America Honor With Eighth-Place Finish In 5K

Liberty junior Josh McDougal placed eighth in the 5,000-meter final Friday evening at the NCAA Division I National Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of Arkansas at the Randal Tyson Track Center. With his finish, McDougal is now an eight-time All-American.

Mar 9, 2007

Jefferson, McDougal Sweep Big South Indoor Track Athlete of the Week Awards

Liberty juniors Carol Jefferson and Josh McDougal have been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women's and Men's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week, respectively, after both enjoyed record-setting 5,000-meter races in Boston over the weekend.

Mar 8, 2007

Flames Feature: The Josh McDougal Story

When Liberty University Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach Brant Tolsma penned his book, "The Surrendered Christian Athlete," little did he know it would be sought after by a family of runners from upstate New York. Surely enough, Lisa McDougal mailed Tolsma her order form, scribbling a note about her distance-running sons in the margin.

Mar 6, 2007

McDougal Blazes To Record-Setting 5K Time At IC4A Championships

Junior Josh McDougal raced to a 13:37.32 clocking while winning the 5,000-meter title at the IC4A Championships Sunday at Boston University, setting several records and helping the Liberty men's indoor track and field team place eighth at the meet. Meanwhile, the Lady Flames tied for 31st across town at the ECAC Championships, hosted at the Reggie Lewis Track Center.

Mar 4, 2007

Jefferson Sets Conference 5K Record At ECAC/IC4A Championships

Junior Carol Jefferson broke her own Big South Conference and Liberty record in the 5,000 meters, highlighting Liberty's performances on Saturday at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships. The meet was held in Boston, in conjunction with the men's IC4A Championships.

Mar 3, 2007

Flames Feature: Clearing A Unique Set Of Hurdles

In our culture today, running has become a metaphor for many different things. People run away from things, but most of the time, they are not physically running. People run toward things, but again, this often means they are actively engaged in making a choice. For Liberty track star Arlene Zelinskas, the 2006 Big South Indoor Track Women's Outstanding Performer of the Year, running has also acted as a vehicle for change, and part of her very unique story.

Mar 2, 2007

ECAC/IC4A Meets Up Next For Liberty Men's and Women's Track Teams

Some of Liberty's most accomplished men's and women's track and field athletes will venture to Boston this Saturday and Sunday for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes in America (IC4A) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) meets.

Mar 1, 2007


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