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LC Track and Field Teams Break Records

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Livingstone College Track & Field teams traveled to the CIAA Indoor Championships at the JDL Fast Track on February 16th-17th and left with some very positive individual performances.

For the men, Antonio Washington was able to come away with lone All-Conference award by placing 3rd in the nautical mile with a personal best performance of 4:33.57. After a seasonal best time of 1:59.29 which qualified him for the finals after day one, Washington was also able to finish in 6th overall in the 800 meters in a time of 2:08.61. In the 60 meter hurdles Otis Tisdale was able to tie his personal best of 8.48 giving him the 6th fastest time going into the finals after day one, but ran 8.62 to place 8th overall. Also making the finals was Justin Avery who bested his previous years mark by running 21.91 in the preliminaries of the 200 meters but was only able to run a time of 22.07 in the finals to place 4th overall. Avery’s 21.91 now places him 12th overall in the NCAA DII National Championships hunt where the top 16 will qualify for the event.

The Blue Bears first points of the two day meet came in the 4000 meter Distance Medley Relay team of Washington, Tisdale, Avery and Jalen Scott who placed 5th overall in the event in a time of 10:41.07. The final points of the event came in the 1600 meter relay team who placed 5th overall as well.

In the Field Event’s Garland Archie was able to reach a personal best of 14.42m to place 4th overall in the Shot Put.

Livingstone’s Men placed 7th overall with a total of 19 points with the 2014 Championship going to St Augustine’s University followed by Virginia Union and Virginia State.

On the women’s side, Annakay Edwards was the highlight of the running events first by breaking her previous school record in the mile, rewriting the books with an overall time of 5:34.56. Edwards’s time was good enough for 6th place. Her second high point came in the 800 meters when she ran 2:20.58 in the prelims and a 4th place overall finish running 2:24.26 in the finals.

Freshman Ebony Moore was also able to create a new entry on the record sheet by breaking her own previous record in the Shot Put throwing 11.68 meters (38’4”). Moore’s throw was good enough for a 4th place finish.

The Lady Blue Bears finished with 9 points finishing 8th overall. The Falcons of St. Augustine are the 2014 Champions followed by Virginia State and Johnson C. Smith.

The Men and Women’s team will now prep for Indoor National Championships and the Outdoor Season.

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