2019 ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track News

  • Lipscomb Posts Second-Best GPA; Three Men’s #ASUNTF Students Recognized
    July 31, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) revealed their All-Academic Team for the 2018-19 academic year and the ASUN Conference has a total of three Men's Track & Field student-athletes honored for their academic achievement while Lipscomb posted the second-best men’s team GPA in the nation.
  • KSU's Haugh & Liberty Duo Compete at USATF Championship; Haugh Qualifies for World Championship
    July 29, 2019
    DES MOINES, IOWA - Former student-athletes from Kennesaw State and Liberty competed at the USA Track & Field Championships over the weekend in three different events. KSU's Daniel Haugh, the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Hammer Throw National Champion, placed third with a career-best toss to earn a spot in the 2019 IAAF World Championship in Doha, Qatar, while Liberty's Carson Waters (Pole Vault) and Darrel Jones (Triple Jump) placed sixth and fifth respectively in their events.
  • Liberty's Alejandro Perlaza Zapata Takes Fifth in NCAA 400 Final
    June 07, 2019
    AUSTIN, Texas - Liberty senior Alejandro Perlaza Zapata punctuated his collegiate career with a fifth-place finish in the men's 400 final with a season-best 45.02 clocking, headlining the Flames' Friday at the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships before a crowd of 11,037 at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
  • National Champ! KSU's Haugh Earns ASUN's First-Ever NCAA National Crown
    June 05, 2019
    AUSTIN, Texas - Kennesaw State's Daniel Haugh became the ASUN Conference's first-ever NCAA National Champion as the senior thrower tossed 74.63 meters (244'10) at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship in the Hammer Throw on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Four Flames Earn All-America Status on Opening Day of NCAA Meet
    June 05, 2019
    AUSTIN, Texas - Liberty seniors Azaria Kirwa and Alejandro Perlaza Zapata led the way for the Flames on a steamy opening day of the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Wednesday at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Kirwa placed eighth in the men's 10K final, while Perlaza Zapata won his heat of the men's 400 semifinals, advancing to Friday's national final.
  • Record Setting Number of Teams & Individuals Set for NCAA Men's Championship
    June 04, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - A new record of seven ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field student-athletes are set to compete in Austin, Texas at the NCAA Championship with three teams being represented for the first time in conference history. The seven student-athletes surpass the previous conference-best of three set in 2013 & 2015, while the conference has been represented by multiple schools on four previous occasions with two each year. Kennesaw State, Liberty and North Florida all sent individuals to the national meet with Liberty leading the way with four student-athletes across five events, while UNF earned its first-ever male national qualifier.
  • North Florida's Escobar Sweeps Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Honors
    May 28, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - George Escobar became North Florida's first-ever ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year as he highlighted the 12-person All-Academic Team. Escobar swept the Track & Field Scholar-Athlete honors as he was also named the Indoor Scholar-Athlete earlier this year.
  • Perkins Personal Record Propels Him to Historic NCAA Appearance
    May 26, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - North Florida junior distance standout Noah Perkins made history for the Ospreys becoming the first male athlete to advance to the NCAA Division I Championship meet after posting a PR in the 5000m on Saturday at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium.
  • Four Flames Punch Tickets to Austin on Friday at NCAA East Prelims
    May 24, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - From start to finish, Friday was arguably the best day of Liberty's 2019 outdoor track & field season, to date. By the time the dust settled at Hodges Stadium, four Flames had qualified from the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas.
  • ASUN Beam Report: @ASUNXCTF Championship Recap
    May 23, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The ASUN Outdoor Track & Field Championship took place May 10 & 11. Liberty took both titles, however, we still have a lot of action remaining with the NCAA East Prelims taking place this weekend as 40 student-athletes look to move on to nationals.­
  • KSU's Haugh Becomes Third Owl to Qualify for NCAA Championship
    May 23, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Four members of the Kennesaw State track and field teams competed on day one of the preliminary rounds of NCAA Track and Field Championships East Regional Thursday, May 23 at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida.
  • League Fully Represented by #ASUNTF Men's Teams at NCAA East Prelim
    May 20, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - All five ASUN Conference Men's Track & Field teams are sending student-athletes to the NCAA East Preliminary Round this week at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium from May 23-25. In total, 19 student-athletes are set to represent their conference and program as Liberty (9) and Kennesaw State (5) lead the way with individuals competing. KSU will also compete in the 4x100m Relay.
  • KSU's Akindele, Haugh & Liberty's Zapata Earn Championship Performer Accolades
    May 17, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Three ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field student-athletes added the final set of awards from the 2019 Conference Championship as Liberty's Alejandro Perlaza Zapata and Kennesaw State's duo of Daniel Haugh & DJ Akindele earned recognition. The trio joins KSU's Paris Williams & Liberty's Brant Tolsma as award winners from the outdoor championship.
  • Liberty Continues Track Dominance Collects 2019 #ASUNTF Championship Crown
    May 11, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - For the 26th-straight Track & Field Championship, Liberty lifted the conference trophy as the Flames scored 241 points at the 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship. The Flames claimed their previous 24 titles as members of the Big South and now have won the Indoor & Outdoor titles in the ASUN.
  • ASUN Beam Video Series: Lipscomb's Ryan Speer
    May 10, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb's Ryan Speer a Corporate Management major and Coaching minor boasts a 3.81 GPA. The junior is just as dedicated to his education as he is about his titles, which he has multiple of. A two-time individual champion in the 800-meter run at the Indoor & Outdoor Championship, Speer holds five indoor gold medals and three outdoor first-place performances and a handful of runner-up showings.
  • Four #ASUNTF Men's Records Fall on Day One of Outdoor Championship
    May 10, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Liberty holds a 21-point at the 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Kennesaw State after six events scored on the opening day of competition. Records fell in several championship events including the 10,000-meter run, 3,000m Steeplechase, Hammer Throw & Shot Put.
  • North Florida to Host 11th-Straight #ASUNTF Men's Outdoor Championship
    May 09, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship begins on Friday, May 10th and concludes on Saturday from North Florida's Hodges Stadium, which has served as host of the conference meet for the past 11 seasons.
  • Liberty Sweeps Final Set of #ASUNTF Men's Outdoor Accolades
    May 08, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The final set of ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field weekly accolades were awarded to Liberty's trio of Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Kyle Mitchell & Nathanial Kirk, announced Wednesday by the league office. The 2019 ASUN Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship takes place on May 10-11 from North Florida's Hodges Stadium with the conference meet being streamed on Facebook Live.
  • Quartet Earn #ASUNTF Men's Outdoor Weekly Accolades
    May 01, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The seventh set of ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field weekly accolades were awarded to Kennesaw State's Jordan Hewing & DJ Akindele as well as Liberty's Kyle Mitchell and North Florida's Jaasiel Torres,, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Liberty's Kandie & KSU's Haugh & Akindele Collect Men's Track Accolades
    April 24, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The sixth set of ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field weekly accolades were awarded to Kennesaw State's duo of Daniel Haugh & DJ Akindele and were joined by Liberty's Felix Kandie, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Liberty Trio of Zapata, Ballivian & Janes Sweep @ASUNXCTF Weekly Awards
    April 17, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The fifth set of ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field weekly accolades were awarded to Liberty's trio of Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, Jose Ballivian and Anders Janes, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • #ASUNTF Men Earn Seven Event Victories with Three Teams Competing
    April 15, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Seven ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field student-athletes collected event victories over the weekend as three teams were in action across six different meets. 
  • Blalock, Schwind & Thompson Land #ASUNTF Men's Awards
    April 10, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The fourth set of ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field weekly accolades were passed out to Kennesaw State's Tyler Blalock, Lipscomb's Jonathan Schwind & North Florida's Austin Thompson, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Four Event Wins Caps Men's #ASUNTF Weekend Action
    April 09, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - A trio of ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field teams competed over the weekend in three meets. North Florida hosted the UNF Invitational at Hodges Stadium, the site of the 2019 ASUN Championship, as Kennesaw State also competed. Meanwhile, Lipscomb sent competitors to the Auburn Tiger Classic and the WKU Hilltopper Relays.
  • Perkins, Haugh & Janes Earn Men's Outdoor Weekly Accolades
    April 03, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The third set of ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field weekly accolades were passed out to Kennesaw State's Daniel Haugh, Liberty's Anders Janes & North Florida's Noah Perkins, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Top-10 East Region Performances Land Schwind, Pratt & Doyle Awards
    March 27, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The second set of ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field weekly accolades were passed out to Liberty's Denzell Pratt, Lipscomb's Jonathan Schwind and North Florida's Timothy Doyle, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Haugh, Williams & Davis Give KSU #ASUNTF Weekly Award Sweep
    March 20, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field student-athletes opened the 2019 season this past weekend and Kennesaw State collected all three weekly honors on Wednesday with Paris Williams, Daniel Haugh & Kameron Davis earning the nods.
  • KSU Tabs McDaniel to Lead Track and Field, Cross Country Programs
    November 08, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. – Cale McDaniel, who led the Western Carolina University track and field and cross country programs the past two years, has been named director of track & field and cross country at Kennesaw State University, Director of Athletics Milton Overton announced on Thursday (Nov. 8).
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