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Alexis Brown wins the 60 meters at the Vanderbilt Invitational.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

LR’s Alexis Brown Wins 60-Meter Dash at Vanderbilt Invitational

After her long list of remarkable performances in 2023, Alexis Brown picked up right where she left off in her first weekend of competition of 2024.

The sophomore from Mableton, Ga. took the top shot in the women’s 60-meter dash by recording a time of 7.34. Brown dropped a tenth of a second from her preliminary time, which was second-fastest amongst all participants.

That would not be the only Top 10 finish that Brown recorded on the weekend as she recorded a seventh-place time of 24.53 in the women’s 200-meter dash. With the result, Brown notched an NCAA Division II provisional time and was the youngest sprinter to finish in the Top 10.

Keeping up with the success on the short track was Sincere Moss, who finished second in the men’s 60-meter dash with a time of 6.81. The result is a new personal best for the freshman as Moss has already dropped his time by nearly two tenths of a second since December 2023.

Moving up in distance on the track was Bamidele Ajayi and Marcus Crumpler, who finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the men’s 400-meter race. Ajayi, who competed in his first collegiate event, recorded a time of 48.34 to edge out Crumpler, who finished with a 48.35 posting.

Another noteworthy performance on the track for a LR freshman was Carolin Fuehren, who finished 13th in the women’s 800-meter event with a time of 2:15.30. The time was the best amongst all non-Division I participants and was only seven hundredths of a second slower than her personal best.

Making a shift over to the field, Holly Kone picked up an eighth-place finish in the women’s triple jump event with her 12.07-meter leap. The distance was good enough to qualify as a NCAA Division II provisional time and was the best amongst non-Division I participants.

On the men’s side of the field, Ezequiel Bustamante recorded an 11th-place finish in the long jump competition with a 6.85-meter result. Although it is not his first long jump competition at LR, it is the first one that the freshman has recorded an official measurement.

In addition, Nick Henriques notched a 13th-place result in the men’s triple jump event with a 14.34-meter flight. That distance is over a 500-meter increase from his first result of the season at the Commonwealth College Opener.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams will return next weekend with another multi-competition slate. LR athletes will either compete at VMI Invitational in Lexington, Va. or the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. Both competitions will be two-day events beginning on Friday, Jan. 26.