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Liberty Track & Field sweeps team titles in first CUSA Indoor Championships appearance

Liberty Track & Field joined a new conference this season, but the results looked familiar Saturday afternoon at the Brant Tolsma Indoor Track at the Liberty Indoor Track & Field Complex. The Flames swept the men’s and women’s team titles at the 2024 CUSA Indoor Track & Field Championships in convincing fashion.

Liberty won 17 of 34 events contested during the two-day meet and topped the men’s and women’s team leaderboards by a combined 148 points.

The Lady Flames posted a 70-point triumph (169-99) over runner-up UTEP, marking the largest margin of victory in the meet’s 29-year history. Winners of three consecutive indoor conference titles overall, Liberty becomes the first women’s team ever to take home the indoor track & field title in its first year of CUSA membership.

On the men’s side, Liberty finished 78 points (215.5-137.5) clear of second-place UTEP for the largest margin of victory at this meet in 20 years. The Flames remain undefeated in men’s indoor track & field conference championships at the Division I level, with the nation’s longest active streak reaching 27 years on Saturday (21 Big South, 5 ASUN, 1 CUSA).

Liberty continues its amazing home track advantage, as the Flames and Lady Flames have now won 29 of a possible 30 conference men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor team titles in Lynchburg all-time.

Lance Bingham claimed both the CUSA Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year honors, boosting his conference coach of the year tally to 12.

In just the second meet of his collegiate career, Edwin Kiprop swept the men’s 3K and 5K titles to earn the CUSA Men’s Freshman of the Meet trophy.

In addition to winning half of the meet’s events, Liberty set seven program records, two CUSA meet records and a pair of facility records on Friday and Saturday combined.

The Flames’ additions to those totals on Saturday included Katelyn Locker’s meet record in the women’s 800 (2:06.99) and program standards by Indea Cartwright (women’s 60 hurdles – 8.16), Reese Webster (women’s 200 – 23.27) and Omari Lewis (men’s 60 – 6.67).

>> Read the complete report and follow the Liberty Track and Field team on LibertyFlames.com.

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