As the calendar winds down to the final days of 2015, the Liberty Flames Sports Network is looking back at the moments that made this athletics year special for Flames Nation.
The series continues today by looking at Moment No. 8, the men's and women's track & field teams making it a clean sweep at the 2015 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 14-16.
The men's squad captured its 20th outdoor team title and ninth in a row in dominating fashion, racking up 288.5 points to outdistance runner-up Coastal Carolina by 106 tallies. It marked the Flames' largest margin of victory at this meet since 2009 and Liberty's largest point total since scoring 291.5 at the 2001 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Conversely, the Lady Flames held off Coastal Carolina by 11.5 points (210.5-199) for their second title in three years and 14th overall Big South outdoor team crown. In a back-and-forth meet between Big South rivals, four distance runners scored for Liberty in the next-to-last event, the women's 5K, to seal the Lady Flames' championship victory over Coastal Carolina.
Earlier in the season, the men's track & field team continued its stronghold on the Big South Indoor Track Championship, winning the event for the 18th straight time to give Head Coach Brant Tolsma an astonishing 85 Big South team championships during his coaching tenure.
The Liberty Flames Sports Network will continue to countdown the top moments of 2015 when LibertyFlames.com reveals moment No. 7 on Thursday.
Liberty Athletics Top Moments of 2015: No. 12 – Women's tennis sets program wins record with victory over Radford No. 11 – Softball's 10th inning victory over Coastal Carolina No. 10 – Consecutive 4-3 wins by men's tennis over Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian No. 9 – Baseball rallying for come-from-behind win over High Point on Senior Day No. 8 – Men's and women's track & field sweeps Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships titles No. 7 – Revealed on Dec. 24 No. 6 – Revealed on Dec. 25 No. 5 – Revealed on Dec. 28 No. 4 – Revealed on Dec. 29 No. 3 – Revealed on Dec. 30 No. 2 – Revealed on Dec. 31 No. 1 – Revealed on Jan. 1
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