For immediate release – 4/6/2017 -
Track and Field to Start Short Travel This Week
LYNCHBURG, VA – After competing in Bridgewater at a wind-affected meet, the Randolph College outdoor track and field teams will face a much shorter ride this weekend. The WildCats will be one of 19 institutions that will send athletes to the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Liberty University.
Last year, this same meet was altered due to high winds and cold temperatures. It was so bad, that many schools pulled out of the meet. While the temperatures are supposed to be nice, other weather influences are expected to be back. With that being said, the meet has already been altered, so that some events will not be affected as much.
As stated earlier, the 'Cats dealt with tough conditions during this past Saturday. Almost every race on the track featured wind readings above -3 (lower numbers means stronger headwind). Despite that, Karim Frazier was still able to set a new program-record in the 100-meter dash, and Anthony Quinn easily took down his competition in the 110-meter hurdles. The women's throwers continued their successful season as well, with Trevanna Berryman, Teliya Stevenson, and Kayla Wilhelm all posting multiple top-five placings, including Berryman winning the shot put.
With only two weeks left until the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships, this meet should prove to be a key one for preparation.
Liberty will provide live stats throughout the meet. The link is http://files.milesplit.us/live_results/274248/index.html.