Indoor track records 17 top-5 finishes at Liberty Kickoff

Meshack Kipruto, Kelvin Kirui, Lawrence Kipkoech, Amon Kemboi & Amon Terer (David Duncan Photography)
Meshack Kipruto, Kelvin Kirui, Lawrence Kipkoech, Amon Kemboi & Amon Terer (David Duncan Photography)

LYNCHBURG, VA. – Campbell indoor track & field set 16 personal records and recorded 17 top-five finishes Saturday at the Liberty Kickoff. Campbell's most dominant event of the day was the men's mile, which saw Amon Terer, Kelvin Kirui, Amon Kemboi and Meshack Kipruto finish first, second, third and fourth, respectively.

Terer's 4:11.26 mile set a Liberty Kickoff record and was the fastest by a member of the Big South this season. In addition, Lilla Juhasz ran an 8.63 in the 60m hurdle finals for the top mark in the conference. Roshae Jackson's mark of 4:14.20 in the 800m was a Big South-best, while Lawrence Kipkoech's 2:29.42 in the men's 1000m was also a top time in the conference.

The Camels began setting PR's early in the day, with Janai Scott (7.78) and Jullia Morris (8.10) posting collegiate-best times in the women's 60m prelims. In the men's mile, Kirui (4:11.32), Kemboi (4:12.43), Kipruto (4:14.18) and Graeme Fisher (4:22.17) all set personal bests. Freshman Collin Cooper set two PR's on the day in the men's 400m (50.72) and 200m (23.50). Marcus Mize set a new personal mark for the second-consecutive meet, running a 54.38 in the men's 400m.

Campbell junior Joan Maritim recorded two top-five finishes on the day, placing third in the women's mile and fourth in the women's 1000m. In the men's 1000m, Kipkoech took second place followed closely by Kemboi in third. Kirui posted Campbell's fastest 800m of the season at 1:54.36 to place third overall.

CU saw plenty of success from its jumpers at the meet. Although none set any personal bests, every jumper that competed for the Camels placed in the top-five of their event. Marta Segarra-Dionis and Shenelle McKay each tied for second in the high jump with marks of 1.65m, while Davian Rhodes jumped a 2.04m to place third. In the triple jump, Sabina Allen (12.28m) placed second while McKay (11.46m) placed fifth. In addition, Lorne Jenkins jumped a 15.00m to placed fifth.

Up next, the Camels will prepare to compete in the UNCG Spartan Challenge at the JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem, N.C. The one-day meet is set for a noon start on Sunday, January 29. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track and field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.