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    UNF Invitational Meet Information

    UNF Invitational Live Results

    Jacksonville Weather

    Virginia Grand Prix Meet Information

    Virginia Grand Prix Live Results

    Charlottesville Weather

    As the regular season rapidly winds down, seven Liberty sprinters will compete at the UNF Invitational, Friday and Saturday at Visit Jax Track at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. Meanwhile, a group of hurdlers, jumpers, throwers and multis will be in action at Sunday’s Virginia Grand Prix at Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, Va.

    How to Follow the Flames and Lady Flames
    Live results will be available throughout both meets. The Virginia Grand Prix will feature in-progress field event updates, courtesy of Flash Results.

    Weather Report
    The high temperature in Jacksonville is expected to be around 80 on both days of the meet, with more sunshine projected for Friday than Saturday.

    Sunday’s forecast in Charlottesville calls for a high near 70 with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

    UNF Invitational Preview
    The Flames’ sprint crew will preview the facility which will play host to the 2022 ASUN Outdoor Track & Field Championships in two weeks (May 12-14).

    Numerous program records could be in jeopardy, as Liberty’s current record holders in the men’s 100 (Diamantae Griffin – 10.19), men’s 200 (Griffin – 20.58), men’s 4 x 100 relay (Letts, Griffin, Lyon, McClinton – 39.39) and women’s 100 (Isis Brooks – 11.41) will all be in action. Additionally, Brooks ranks No. 2 all-time for the Lady Flames in the women’s 200 (23.60) and Janai Scott is No. 4 on Liberty’s all-time list for the women’s 400 (54.07).

    The Flames will face no shortage of competition in Jacksonville. The men’s 4 x 100 relay squad will square off against Virginia Tech (ranked No. 10 nationally at 39.05) and a professional squad anchored by Andre De Grasse and Trayvon Bromell.

    Brooks will race in the same women’s 100 heat as Coastal Carolina’s Melissa Jefferson, the reigning NCAA national champion in the indoor 60 dash. Meanwhile, Scott will line up in the same women’s 400 heat as Shakima Wimbley an NCAA national champion in the event during her time at Miami.

    Virginia Grand Prix Preview
    Liberty will compete at Lannigan Field for the third time this season, including the second weekend in a row.

    Kennedy Sauder will return to the venue eight days after opening his collegiate outdoor career with a school record-tying 7-1 high jump at the Virginia Challenge. He currently shares the mark with Matt Parker (2009) and Kyle Wheeler (2012). Wheeler also achieved the mark as a freshman.

    The Flames’ talented men’s discus crew will try to reclaim the ASUN all-time record. Last weekend, Kennesaw State’s Anthony Harrison threw 193-1 at the Crimson Tide Invitational, breaking Kevin Nedrick’s conference record of 186-3 from earlier this season.

    A number of Liberty athletes competing in Charlottesville will be attempting to solidify qualifying berths to the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet. These include Felix Lawrence (men’s 110 hurdles/400 hurdles), Kyle Mitchell (men’s discus), Taylen Langin (women’s pole vault), Naomi Mojica (women’s shot put/hammer) and Grace Artis (women’s hammer).

    Record Setters
    Liberty has been rewriting the record books throughout the 2022 outdoor season.

    New ASUN Records
    March 25 – Men’s 4 x 100 – 39.65 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton (Old Record: 39.68 by ETSU, 3/31/07)

    April 1 – Women’s 5K – 15:54.98 by Adelyn Ackley (Old Record: 16:10.19 by Ackley, 4/16/21)

    April 1 – Men’s 5K – 13:40.82 by Ryan Drew (Old Record: 13:53.30 by Drew, 5/1/21)

    April 2 – Men’s Discus – 186-3 by Kevin Nedrick (Old Record: 186-3 by Kennesaw State’s Daniel Haugh, 5/11/19)

    April 2 – Men’s 4 x 100 – 39.44 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton (Old Record: 39.65 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton, 3/25/22)

    April 23 – Men’s 4 x 100 – 39.39 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton (Old Record: 39.44 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton, 4/2/22)

    New Program Records
    March 19 – Women’s 100 – 11.48 by Isis Brooks (Old Record: 11.57 by Abigail Flower, 4/19/13)

    March 24 – Men’s 1,500 – 3:41.87 by Ryan Drew (Old Record: 3:43.05 by Drew, 5/5/21)

    March 25 – Men’s 4 x 100 – 39.65 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton (Old Record: 39.86 by McFadden, Swinton, McDuffie & Marriott, 5/18/96)

    April 2 – Men’s 4 x 100 – 39.44 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton (Old Record: 39.65 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton, 3/25/22)

    April 16 – Women’s 100 – 11.41 by Isis Brooks (Old Record: 11.48 by Brooks, 3/19/22)

    April 16 – Men’s 200 – 20.58 by Diamantae Griffin (Old Record: 20.63 by Griffin, 5/15/21 & 4/2/22)

    April 22 – Women’s 10K – 33:49.00 by Adelyn Ackley (Old Record: 33:56.67 by Noel Palmer, 3/29/19)

    April 23 – Men’s 4 x 100 – 39.39 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton (Old Record: 39.44 by Letts, Griffin, Lyon & McClinton, 4/2/22)

    Among the Nation’s Elite
    Liberty ranks among the top 25 nationally in the following events at this stage of the season.

    Men’s Steeplechase – No. 4 – Felix Kandie – 8:37.00

    Men’s High Jump – No. 18 – Kennedy Sauder – 7-1

    Men’s 4 x 100 Relay – No. 23 – Brandon Letts, Diamantae Griffin, Christian Lyon, Donald McClinton – 39.39

    ASUN Leaders
    Liberty currently ranks No. 1 in the ASUN Conference in the following events:

    Men’s 100 – Diamantae Griffin – 10.35
    Men’s 200 – Diamantae Griffin – 20.58
    Men’s 5K – Ryan Drew – 13:40.82
    Men’s 10K – Caleb Olson – 29:14.24
    Men’s 110 Hurdles – Felix Lawrence – 14.21
    Men’s 400 Hurdles – Felix Lawrence – 52.79
    Men’s Steeplechase – Felix Kandie – 8:37.00
    Men’s 4 x 100 Relay – 39.39
    Men’s Long Jump – Donald McClinton – 24-9.75
    Men’s High Jump – Kennedy Sauder – 7-1
    Men’s Hammer – John Hicks – 216-4
    Men’s Decathlon – Anthony Bryan – 6,912

    Women’s 100 – Isis Brooks – 11.41
    Women’s 200 – Isis Brooks – 23.60
    Women’s 400 – Janai Scott – 54.07
    Women’s 5K – Adelyn Ackley – 15:54.98
    Women’s 10K – Adelyn Ackley – 33:49.00
    Women’s Pole Vault – Taylen Langin – 13-1.75
    Women’s Shot Put – Naomi Mojica – 51-3.5
    Women’s Discus – Megan Mann – 157-4
    Women’s Hammer – Grace Artis – 191-11
    Women’s Javelin – Mackenzie Hainley – 151-2

    Bound for Bloomington
    The NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet is scheduled for May 25-28 in Bloomington, Ind. The following Flames are currently in position to qualify for the meet, based upon their standing within the East Region.

    Beau Backes – Men’s Discus
    Jose Ballivian – Men’s Discus
    Warren Barrett – Men’s Shot Put
    Ryan Drew – Men’s 1,500, 5K
    Diamantae Griffin – Men’s 200, 4 x 100 Relay
    John Hicks – Men’s Hammer
    Felix Kandie – Men’s Steeplechase, 5K
    Ally Kipchirchir – Men’s 800
    Brandon Letts – Men’s 4 x 100 Relay
    Christian Lyon – Men’s 4 x 100 Relay
    Donald McClinton – Men’s 4 x 100 Relay, Long Jump
    Landon Miller – Men’s Steeplechase
    Kyle Mitchell – Men’s Shot Put
    Kevin Nedrick – Men’s Shot Put, Men’s Discus
    Caleb Olson – Men’s 10K
    Kennedy Sauder – Men’s High Jump

    Adelyn Ackley – Women’s 5K, 10K
    Grace Artis – Women’s Hammer
    Isis Brooks – Women’s 100
    Mackenzie Hainley – Women’s Javelin
    Taylen Langin – Women’s Pole Vault
    Naomi Mojica – Women’s Shot Put

    Up Next
    The Flames will contest their lone home meet of the 2022 outdoor season, the Liberty Twilight Qualifier, Wednesday at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex. The team’s 25 graduating seniors will be recognized during the one-day event.