Lynchburg throwers launch Hornets to 47-point win, 16th ODAC crown in a row
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Lynchburg took home its 16th consecutivthe Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title by an impressive 47-point margin.
Tom Sippie won the 200 meter dash in 22.51, barely edging Randy Lott for first. Rachad Davis and Zachary Kezar finished third and fourth in the event, helping the Hornets earn 20 points combined. Sippie then went on to win the 400 meter dash in 50.03, which put him 30th in the nation. Tristan Boysaw was the runner-up in the race, crossing the line sixth-tenths of a second behind.
As has been the story for the past couple of years, the Lynchburg throwers dominated the competition, taking 46 out of 62 points. Eric Van Dunk won the shot put competition with a throw of 46'10". The Hornets swept the podium in the event, with Greg Wilson and Spencer Latham being second (48') and third (46'10.75"), respectively. Gordon Merck and Wilson also won the silver and bronze in the weight throw, with tosses of 48'8.25" and 48'8", respectively.
Eric O'Connor finished second in the pole vault, posting a height of 14'3.5", and Tyler Richardson took fourth at 12'.
Boysaw won the silver in the triple jump event, posting a distance of 46'1.5". He then reached the bronze height in the high jump at 6'4.25". Jared Bloomquist finished second, reaching the same height in the event.
Rachad Davis continued his reign as the top short-distance hurdle man in the conference, winning the 60 meter hurdles in a season-best 8.39 seconds.
The 4x400 meter Hornet relay team crossed the finish line in first, as well. Curtis Whitlow, Boysaw, Davis, and Sippie ran the race in a time of 3:23.44
The distance runners also had a successful day for Lynchburg. Cody Stanton, Lawrence Minor, and Nolan Compton each finished second in their respective races. Stanton received eight points in the 5,000 meter race with a time of 15:12. Minor ran the 3,000 meter in 8:48.14, with Compton running the mile in 4:21 to garner eight as well.