Lee's Walker Sets 1500 Meter School Record

Monday, May 19, 2014
Mike Walker set a new school record in the 1500 meter run, while Terris Elliott and Adam Gullette set new personal marks at the Georgia Tech Invitational. This was the final meet for the Lee University track and field squads for the 2014 season.

Walker placed second in his heat and placed 10th overall with a time of 3:54.35. Elliott started but did not finish the race. Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson of Belmont University posted a winning time of 3:43.13.

"Mike ran a great race in the 1500 meter,” said Lee head coach Caleb Morgan. “The pace lagged from the 800 to 1200 marks. Mike took the lead, but didn't have the closing speed he needed and ended up second in his heat. Terris looked great through 1000 meters and was set to run a big personal best, before getting spiked and losing his shoe."

Gullette joined Elliott and Walker in the 800 meter run. Elliott and Gullette finished 33rd (1:54.32) and 34th (1:54.67) respectively. Both times were two second improvements on each runner’s personal record. Walker finished 45th with a time of 1:56.51. Brandon Lasater of Georgia Tech was the winner at 1:48.53.

"Elliott and Gullette both ran perfect races for where they are,” said Morgan. “We now have three men on our team (Kipchumba is the third) who have run 1:54. They are all sophomores, so this is great for our move to (NCAA) D2."

Brianna Prugh finished the 800 meter run in 2:23.15 to finish 38th. The top time in the race was 2:03.23 by unattached runner Natoya Goule.

The Lady Flames had two runners in the 1500 meter run. Jessica Childers was 36th (5:05.66) and Storyie Miller finished 39th (5:23.30). Linden Hall (Florida State University) recorded a winning time of 4:18.45.

Emily Bryan ran the 400 meter hurdles in 1:08.04 to place 37th. Coastal Carolina University’s Jessica Gelibert was the top collegiate finisher at 57.59.


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