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Alexis Brown
Alexis Brown won twice at the Bast-Cregger Invitational.
photo courtesy of the South Atlantic Conference

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Breaks Multiple School Records at Bast-Cregger Invitational

Alexis Brown and Dario Matau broke school records with NCAA Provisional Times in sprints, and Lenoir-Rhyne track and field had another strong showing in their second event of the Indoor Season at the Bast-Cregger Invitational in Salem, VA. Brown breaks her own school record that she set last week in the 60 meters (7.35 seconds), and Matau breaks the school record in the 200 meters with a time of 21.75 seconds, both wins for LR.

Brown and Matau were not the only LR athletes that dominated. The Bears took the top five spots in the men’s heptathlon, with Jacob Wadsworth bringing home first place. He was followed in order by Oliver Thatcher, Philip Stomne, Orlando Descartes and Dion Enongene. The Bears also took three out of the top four spots in the men’s 60 meters, with Matau winning that event as well with a time of 6.82 seconds. Royce Turner was third, and Jordan Payne was fourth.

Marcus Crumpler took home first place in the men’s 400 meters (50.11 seconds), and Ellis Horton won the weight throw (16.01 meters). Finally the men’s 4×400 meter team of Matau, Crumpler, Lucas Besong and John Sisson won that race with a time of 3:21.06, winning by nearly four seconds.

On the women’s side, Marlesia Walker took third in the weight throw (13.80 meters) and third in the shot put (10.92 meters). Kennedy Conner won the triple jump with a mark of 11.16 meters, and Brown (24.85 seconds) and Jordan Shealey (25.40 seconds) were first and second in the 200 meters.

The Bears will break for the holiday, and be back in action once again in Salem on January 20th.