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Feister, Klase Shine in Penn Relays Javelin

April 25, 2015  Philadelphia, Pa.  RSS
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Steve Feister threw a personal-best 225-11 for fifth place in the college men's javelin, Saturday at the 121st Penn Relays.

Steve Feister threw a personal-best 225-11 for fifth place in the college men's javelin, Saturday at the 121st Penn Relays.

Pennsylvania natives Steve Feister and Daniel Klase made a successful return to their home state on Saturday. The Liberty duo placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the men's javelin before a crowd of 48,920 at Franklin Field on the final day of the 121st Penn Relays.

Feister saved his best for last, reaching a career-best 225-11 on his sixth and final javelin throw to place fifth in the event's college section. He moved up to No. 6 in Big South Conference history with that mark and continued his successful career of javelin throwing at the Penn Relays. Feister won the high school boys' javelin title at the 2011 Penn Relays as a senior at Hempfield High School.

Conversely, teammate Klase achieved his best throw of the day, 218-7, in the first round. The season-best mark was just six inches shy of Klase's career best (219-1) and held up for sixth place in the competition.

Fred Fulton also recorded a top-10 finish in the throws on Saturday, ending up ninth in the college section of the men's hammer. The redshirt junior's top effort of the afternoon landed at 193-2. David Scouten followed in 20th place at 179-11.

On the track, the Flames competed in the men's 4 x 100 IC4A final for the fourth time in six years and came away fifth with a season-best time of 41.34. Ryan Davis, Stephen Racanelli, Marquis Gilchrist and Joey Imhoff served as Liberty's 4 x 100 quartet.

Later in the day, John Sherret, Jacob Onifer, Trevor Hope and Colin Schultz ran the eighth-fastest time (7:38.16) between the two college sections of the men's 4 x 800 relay. Hope led the way with a 1:53.15 split, helping the Flames record the fastest outdoor 4 x 800 clocking by a Flames quartet in 10 years and claim the No. 9 spot on the Big South all-time list.

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.