LYNCHBURG, Va. - English Jackson took first place in the 5,000 meters (17:39.47) at the Liberty Twilight Meet, beating out runners from Division I schools such as Virginia Tech and Liberty. Calista Ariel took fourth in the event (18:07.51).
Tye Meador ran a 12.62 in the 100 meter prelims to go with a fourth place finish in the long jump (5.77m/18'11.25"). Emily Valle ran a 15.11 in the 100 meter hurdle prelims and finished 12th in the long jump (5.13m/16'10"). Kacee Hooker also competed in the 100 meter prelim (12.71) and finished fifth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:07.30).
Destiny Neff placed 27th in the 200 meters (27.47).
Savannah Blake and Katie McElroy had strong jumps for the Eagles. Blake took 16th in the long jump (4.96m/16'3.25") and 10th in the triple jump (10.37m/34'0.25"). McElroy placed tenth in the high jump (1.44m/4'8.75") and 14th in the triple jump (9.95m/32'7.75").
The Eagles continue their last chance meets on May 9 at the NCC Dr. Keeler Meet in Naperville, Ill.