The baseball Flames will host Trevecca Nazarene Wednesday, while both Lee diamond squads will wrap up the regular season by entertaining Christian Brothers for the final GSC series Friday and Saturday.
SEWANEE — The Lee University men's and women’s track and field teams combined for seven individual event wins on their way to two fourth-place finishes at the Mountain Laurel Invitational at Sewanee's Coughlan Track.
Kayla Gash gave Lee its first win of the evening in the shot put. Gash recorded a distance of 10.70 meters, 0.32 meters further than second place Josephine Akinwumiju of Emory University. She also placed third in the discus throw (33.77 meters).
Bethany Metz was seventh (6.74 meters) and Alexis Hewitt was eighth (5.63 meters) in the shot put. Elizabeth Sillcocks' throw of 5.12 meters put her in ninth, while Emily Carden finished 10th (4.53 meters).
Camden Perez gave the Flames their first win with a 9:48.08 mark in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Patrick Shultz joined Perez in the top three with an NCCAA-qualifying time of 10:13.18.
Terris Elliott led a contingent of eight Flames in the 1500-meter run. Elliott posted a winning time of 4:03.25 and surpassed the NCCAA qualifying time of 4:08 at the same time.
Justin Knuth finished third (4:09.71), Joseph Crook was fourth (4:12.11), Seth Ruhling crossed the line in eighth (4:17.95) and Keenen Hindes (4:22.65) gave the Flames four runners in the top 10. Blake Smith was 12th (4:24.42), while Tim Yates (4:49.24) and Zach Orrison (4:49.32) finished 17th and 18th.
Brianna Prugh recorded her first win of her career with a 2:22.37 mark in the 800-meter run. Storyie Miller finished third (2:24.27) to give Lee two more 800-meter NCCAA qualifiers. Ashley Matthews placed 11th with a time of 2:34.37.
Mike Walker gave Lee a sweep of the 800-meter run. Walker recorded an NCCAA-qualifying mark of 1:55.91 to edged Emory's Ian McIsaac (1:56.06). Emmanuel Kipchumba (fourth, 1:57.07) and Adam Gullette (seventh, 1:58.22) also recorded times under the NCCAA standard (1:59.15).
Elliott was 12th (2:00.47), Hindes finished 17th (2:06.00), Smith was 20th (2:10.71) and Adam Tauzer placed 21st (2:11.47).
Emily Bryan marked Lee's sixth individual win with a 1:07.19 time in the 400-meter hurdles. Her time also met the NCCAA standard of 1:12. Emily Arnesen tallied a time of 1:15.04 to finish sixth. Bryan also placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles. Her time of 17.61 was 0.41 seconds shy of the NCCAA standard.
Walker capped a successful evening with his second and Lee's seventh event win with a time of 8:59.55 in the 3000-meter run. Walker crossed the finish line over 16 seconds before Issac Pacheco (9:16.36) of Dalton State. Crook finished third (9:19.08), Ruhling was fifth (9:27.57), Perez was eighth (9:34.61) and Shultz finished ninth (9:37.34).
Matthews was joined by Jessica Childers in the 1500-meter run. Matthews was fifth (5:03.05) and Childers gave Lee two runners in the top six (5:04.44). Daniell King ran a time of 5:31.71 (13th).
The women’s 3000-meter run also included Matthews and Childers. Matthews placed third (11:00.55), just a little over six seconds behind Birmingham Southern College's Elise Pittman. Childers was sixth at 11:27.27.
After a couple weeks off, Ode Fulutudilu returned to the track and placed sixth in the 100-meter dash with a mark of 13.11. Hollie German was 10th with a time of 13.99. Fulutudilu and German also ran in the 200-meter dash. Fulutudilu finished eighth (27.74) and German was 17th (28.60). Miller was 11th (28.40), Bryan was 14th (28.60) and Prugh was 16th (29.35).
Mark Cisco finished fourth (11.38) in the 100-meter dash and seventh (23.53) in the 200-meter dash.