With the start of Liberty's 2018 indoor track & field season less than a month away, Nick Pierce of the Liberty Flames Sports Network caught up with Liberty Men's and Women's Track & Field Head Coach Brant Tolsma.
Liberty will open its season at the Keydet Invitational, Jan. 19-20 in Lexington, Va. The Flames will then host four straight meets at the Liberty Indoor Track Complex, culminating with the 2018 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships, Feb. 23-24.
Below is an overview of this year's team, including indoor accomplishments only.
Program Record Holders Jovaine Atkinson - Men's 60 Hurdles (7.94), Shuttle Hurdles Relay (32.88) Markus Ballengee - Men's Shuttle Hurdles Relay (32.88) Jahquez Durham - Men's 4 x 400 Relay (3:13.18) Jeff Jacobs - Men's 4 x 400 Relay (3:13.18) Darrel Jones - Men's Triple Jump (50-9.25) Delaney McDowell - Women's 4 x 800 Relay (8:47.12), Distance Medley Relay (11:48.99) Colin Schultz - Men's 1,000 (2:23.01), 4 x 800 Relay (7:29.15) Torree Scull - Women's 4 x 800 Relay (8:47.12) Michael Todd - Men's 4 x 400 Relay (3:13.18) Brooke Turner - Women's Distance Medley Relay (11:48.99) Anna Van Wyk - Women's 1,000 (2:51.47)
IC4A Individual Event Champions Azaria Kirwa - 2017 Men's 5K
Big South Individual Event Champions Jovaine Atkinson - 2017 Men's 60 Hurdles Jahquez Durham - 2017 Men's 400 Tanner Ealum - 2017 Women's 400 Jessie Glynn - 2017 Women's Pole Vault Darrel Jones - 2016 Men's Triple Jump Dasiana Larson - 2017 Women's Shot Put Delaney McDowell - 2016 Women's 800, 2017 Women's 800 Kylie Polsgrove - 2017 Women's Pentathlon Michael Todd - 2016 Men's 800 Carson Waters - 2017 Men's Pole Vault Erin Zappia - 2017 Women's High Jump
All-Big South Honors 5 - Jeff Jacobs 4 - Darrel Jones, Delaney McDowell 3 - Tanner Ealum, Michael Todd, Anna Van Wyk 2 - Jahquez Durham, Azaria Kirwa, Dasiana Larson, Colin Schultz, Carson Waters, Erin Zappia 1 - Holly Arey, Jovaine Atkinson, Markus Ballengee, Andrew Crowell, Greg Edwards, Mariel Finger, Jessie Glynn, Kylie Polsgrove, Bailey Reeves, Torree Scull