ROME, Ga. – The Lee University Track & Field teams completed the first day of the Gulf South Conference Championships Thursday evening at Barron Stadium. The three-day event continues through …
ROME, Ga. – The Lee University Track & Field teams completed the first day of the Gulf South Conference Championships Thursday evening at Barron Stadium. The three-day event continues through Saturday evening.
The Lee women amassed 26 points to sit in third place. Alabama Huntsville is in first with 36 points and Shorter University is second (33). The Flames recorded six points and are in sixth place. UAH is in first with 44 points and Shorter is second at 37.
“We had a huge night in the women’s 10K,” said Lee head coach Caleb Morgan. “We had multiple athletes step up. Logan Hernandez and Lily Fell were both a couple of spots better than we had predicted them to finish.”
The Lady Flames placed four runners in the top six of the 10,000-meter run to tally 22 of the team’s points. Audrey Smith was second with a time of 40:25.15. Amy Carpenter was third (41:01.99), Hernandez was fourth (41:12.23) and Fell finished sixth (41:27.01). Elizabeth Sillcocks completed the race in 46:09.83 (17th).
The women’s 4x100-meter relay team of Cayce Bryan, Adrian Martin, Jordan Allison and Kiley Brock finished fifth with a time of 48.51 to record four more team points.
Allison is the first Lee athlete to compete in the heptathlon. With four events completed, Allison is in second with 761 points. The freshman was fourth (15.95) in the 100-meter dash, first in the high jump (1.51 meters), fourth in the shot put (8.13 meters) and second (26.42) in the 200-meter dash. The final three events (long jump, javelin and 800-meter run) will be held Friday morning.
Alexis Stevens placed 11th in the javelin throw with a toss of 27.38 meters.
The Flames picked up all six of their day-one total in the 10,000-meter run. Seth Eagleson recorded five points with by finishing fourth with a time of 33:17.18. Tucker Hindle stopped the clock at 34:56.93 to finish eighth and add another team point.
Matthew Wilson and Stephen Wilson competed in the javelin throw. Matthew registered a throw of 35.01 meters to finish 11th, while Stephen was 12th with a distance of 32.58 meters.
Josiah Brooks was 11th in the long jump with a leap of 6.47 meters. Justin Brooks’s best jump of 6.10 meters put him in 13th.
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