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. - 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.
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.
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.
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.