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Liberty sweeps Big South Track & Field Championships

Liberty University shone brightly on a sun-drenched Saturday at the 2015 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships, sweeping the men’s and women’s team championships at High Point University’s Vert Stadium.

The Liberty men’s squad captured its 20th outdoor team title and ninth in a row in dominating fashion, racking up 288.5 points to outdistance runner-up Coastal Carolina by 106 tallies. It marked the Flames’ largest margin of victory at this meet since 2009 and Liberty’s largest point total since scoring 291.5 at the 2001 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Conversely, the Lady Flames held off Coastal Carolina by 11.5 points (210.5-199) for their second title in three years and 14th overall Big South outdoor team crown.

Liberty received a significant number of individual honors, with awards going to Jacy Christiansen (Women’s All-Academic Team), Fred Fulton (Men’s Outstanding Field Performer), Ednah Kurgat (Women’s Freshman of the Year), David Scouten (Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Men’s All-Academic Team) and Head Coach Brant Tolsma (Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year).