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Kandie, Dansbury, Mizera Honored by ASUN

April 24, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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(L-R): Felix Kandie, Makenzy Mizera, Ty'Asia Dansbury

(L-R): Felix Kandie, Makenzy Mizera, Ty'Asia Dansbury

The Liberty track & field trio of Felix Kandie (Men's Track Athlete of the Week), Ty'Asia Dansbury (Women's Track Athlete of the Week) and Makenzy Mizera (Women's Freshman of the Week) was recognized by the ASUN Conference on Wednesday.

Kandie picked up his first ASUN Men's Track Athlete of the Week honor after earning a pair of ASUN Men's Freshman of the Week accolades (Jan. 30, Feb. 13) during the indoor season. Dansbury is now a two-time ASUN Women's Track Athlete of the Week this season, after previously garnering the honor on March 20. Mizera has claimed back-to-back ASUN Women's Freshman of the Week distinctions on April 17 and 24.

Kandie made an impressive 3,000-meter steeplechase debut at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday, clocking a time of 8:55.06 and finishing as the runner-up. The sophomore from Eldoret, Kenya currently ranks No. 1 in the ASUN, No. 4 in program history, No. 14 in the East Region and No. 36 on the NCAA national list. He was one of two Flames to punch NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round tickets in the steeplechase on Saturday, along with Nick Doan.

Dansbury won both of her events at the Virginia Challenge, including the women's 400 (personal-best 53.84) and 4 x 400 relay (3:40.31). The Baltimore, Md., native ranks No. 2 in the ASUN, No. 2 in program history and No. 33 in the East Region, putting her in the mix for possible NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round qualification. The sophomore's 53.1-second split on the second leg of the 4 x 400 relay sent Liberty on its way to a three-second victory over runner-up Pittsburgh.

Mizera came in seventh in the women's triple jump (40-0.5) and 14th in the long jump (18-1.75) during Saturday's action at the Duke Invitational. The native of Maryville, Mo., ranks No. 2 on the ASUN triple jump list after exceeding 40 feet for the second time this season.

Liberty will compete in Charlottesville for the second straight weekend, traveling north on Route 29 for the Virginia Grand Prix at Lannigan Field. Selected field events will be contested on Friday, beginning at 3 p.m. Most of the meet will take place Saturday, with the day's first event set for 1 p.m.