Williamsburg, KY: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles and Eagles Outdoor Track and Field squad traveled to Williamsburg, Kentucky on April 8-9th to participate in the Pepsi Cumberlands Invitational and Distance Carnival.
Even though it is spring, the weather has been more winter-like this outdoor season as the conditions were cold and snowy yet again. Regardless, 19 women’s and 20 men’s squads from various affiliations were determined to give their best effort in the huge meet.
In women’s action, the Lady Eagles finished in 15th position with 16 points. They were sparked by Riley Scheck in the Javelin throw. Out of 27 participants, her throw of 28.21M earned her a 1st Place finish and 10 points for the squad., She has been impressive all season.
Hurdler Sarah Cecil came in 5th in the 100M hurdles (17:12) to capture 5 more team points, while Suzann Moore also came through for the squad, as she was 7th in the 400M run (1:08.15).
On the men’s side of things, the Eagles finished with 40 points, which earned them 6th Place, their best finish of the season. Dakota Owens came up with a 4th Place finish in the 200M dash in a time of 22:06, a new ALC record. Furthermore, Owens finished 8th in the 100M dash. His time of 11:21 surpassed the needed standard and automatically qualifies him for the NCCAA Track and Field Nationals. This is the third event he has now qualified for post-season in.
In the high jump, Davy Bentley soared to a height of 1.80M to earn 2nd Place. He also finished 3rd in the Triple Jump (11.63M-new ALC record).
Nick Chasteen finished 9th in the 100M Dash (11:25- new ALC record) to reach the needed standard and automatically qualify him for the NCCAA Track and Field Nationals. He also finished 5th in the Long Jump (5.85M).
Darren Griffin finished 8th in the Javelin (32.72M) with his best showing of the season.
Furthermore, the Men’s 4x400m relay (Rhett Estep, Jordan Strevels, Cory Mason, Dakota Owens) earned 2nd place in 3:42.53, while the Men’s 4x100m relay: (Andre Harless, Jordan Strevels, Dakota Owens, Nikolas Chasteen) finished in 3rd place with a time of 44.27, a new ALC record.