LIMA, Peru (liberty.edu/flames) -- Liberty senior Alejandro Perlaza Zapata helped his nation make history in the men's 4 x 400 relay final, Saturday at the Pan American Games. He ran the leadoff leg for a Colombia squad which captured the gold medal, the nation's first men's 4 x 400 relay medal of any kind in meet history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.