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Fairclough Claims Highlander Invite 100 Title

April 25, 2015  Radford, Va.  RSS
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Shaneil Fairclough was the women's 100 dash champion on Saturday at the Highlander Invitational.

Shaneil Fairclough was the women's 100 dash champion on Saturday at the Highlander Invitational.

Sophomore Shaneil Fairclough was Liberty's lone event champion on a cold, rainy Saturday at the Highlander Invitational at Cupp Stadium, taking home top honors in the women's 100-meter dash final.

The inclement weather hampered performances throughout the day and resulted in the men's triple jump and all relay races being scrapped altogether.

Women's Day Two Recap
Fairclough clocked 12.85 seconds to lead the field in the women's 100 dash final, while teammate Jasmine White came in fifth at 13.91.

Competing in her first meet in three weeks, Jocelyn Williams was the women's hammer runner-up at 171-6.

Christieanna Apon made a solid 2015 outdoor season debut, clocking 2:21.21 for third place in the women's 800. She was one of four Lady Flames to place inside the top six, along with Jasmin Sutton (second, 2:20.93), Terrill Zentmeyer (fifth, 2:26.75) and Hannah Scherlacher (sixth, 2:27.45).

Freshman Olivia Behymer crossed the line as the women's 400 runner-up in 58.42 seconds. Corinn Bedell followed in 58.71, placing fourth.

Audrey Bamford finished fourth in the 100 hurdles, posting a time of 15.51.

Holly Arey competed in all four women's throwing events during the two-day meet. On Saturday, the freshman came in eighth in the shot put (37-4) and 10th in the hammer (144-9).

Men's Day Two Recap
Freshman Levi Mack was the Liberty men's squad's top finisher on Saturday, coming in second at 400 meters with a time of 51.20.

Trevor VanAsselt posted a fifth-place finish in the men's hammer (162-2) and heaved the discus 130-1 for eighth place.

Decathlete Tevan McIntire threw the shot put 36-9 to garner eighth place.

Blake Kohring qualified for the men's 110 hurdles final with a time of 16.19 seconds, but then chose to forego the final.

The Flames will now prepare for their second and final home meet of the 2015 outdoor season, the Liberty Twilight Qualifier. The one-day meet will be contested Wednesday at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex, beginning with the men's shot put and women's discus at 1 p.m.

Running events will commence at 2 p.m. with the prelims of the men's 100-meter dash. Liberty's 2015 track & field seniors will be recognized at 5:15 p.m., prior to the evening slate of running events.