Lipscomb & NJIT Compete in First Meets of 2020 this Past Weekend for Men's Indoor #ASUNTF

Lipscomb & NJIT Compete in First Meets of 2020 this Past Weekend for Men's Indoor #ASUNTF

Men's Indoor Track & Field Schedule | Top ASUN Season Performances | National Rankings

ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb and NJIT competed on Friday and Saturday to continue the 2019-20 season of ASUN Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field. On Friday, the Highlanders took to Staten Island for the third time this season to participate in the St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational. The Bisons were in Birmingham, Ala., for two separate meets to get their season started; the UAB Blazer Invitational on Friday, and the UAB Vulcan Invite on Saturday.

The Highlanders ended Friday's meet with several top-10 finishes. Freshman Jacob Leigh finished second in the 60m (7.05), fourth in the 200m (22.54) and 10th in the High Jump (1.83m). His High Jump performance was the best in the conference this week. Leigh was also part of a 4x400 Relay team with Matt Bacchi, Eugene Graves III and Ryan Budhu that finished third with a time of 3:24.96 for the ASUN's best time of the week. Reyden Davies also recorded a league-leading performance by crossing the line fifth in the Mile at 4:25.60 while Andrew Shenoda came in ninth with a time of 2:46.35 in the 1000m. Four other Highlanders recorded top ASUN performances: Thomas Van Sader (400m, 53.64; 60H, 9.24), David Munera (800m, 2:02.00), Samuel Manu (Long Jump, 5.52m), Edward Kasmin (Shot Put, 11.51m).

Three Bisons recorded top-10 finishes at the UAB Blazer Invitational as Lipscomb competed in its first meets of the season. Ahmed Amaar's 6.93 time in the 60m placed him 15th and gave him the top event performance in the league this weekend. Patrick Smith finished sixth in the 3000m while Brody Beiler came in ninth. Lipscomb also performed well at Saturday's Vulcan Invite which was also in Birmingham. Amarr ended the 200m at 22.40 to place eighth as Alex Tirado came in 14th at 22.61. Nathan Morgan had a 12th-place finish in the Mile. Kindrick McLemore secured the league's best Weight Throw distance at 12.94m.

ASUN's Weekly Top Performers
Event Men's 
 60m Ahmed Amaar, Lipscomb (6.93)
 200m Ahmed Amaar, Lipscomb (22.40)
 400m  Thomas Van Saders, NJIT (53.64)
 800m David Munera, NJIT (2:02.00)
 Mile Reyden Davies, NJIT (4:25.60)
 3000m Patrick Smith, Lipscomb (8:47.78)
 5000m --
 60 Hurdles Thomas Van Saders, NJIT (9.24)
 4x400m NJIT (3:24.96)
 Distance Medley --
 High Jump Jacob Leigh, NJIT (1.83m)
 Pole Vault --
 Long Jump Samuel Manu, NJIT (5.52m)
 Triple Jump  --
 Shot Put Edward Kasmin, NJIT (11.51m)
 Weight Throw  Kindrick McLemore, Lipscomb (12.94m)
 Heptathlon --


ASUN's Season Top Performers
Event Men's  NCAA Rank
 60m Ahmed Amaar, Lipscomb (6.93) --
 200m Ahmed Amaar, Lipscomb (22.40) --
 400m  Matthew Bacchi, NJIT (50.36) --
 800m David Munera, NJIT (2:02.00) --
 Mile Ryan Budhu, NJIT (4:23.76) --
 3000m Patrick Smith, Lipscomb (8:47.78) --
 5000m Michael Huizenga, NJIT (16:29.55) --
 60 Hurdles Paris Williams, Kennesaw State (7.89) 20th
 4x400m Kennesaw State (3:18.53) 75th
 Distance Medley -- --
 High Jump Sultan Simms, Kennesaw State (2.02m) 83rd
 Pole Vault Brenton Rosa, Kennesaw State (4.95m) 38th
 Long Jump Paris Williams, Kennesaw State (6.79m) --
 Triple Jump  Tariq Bradford, Kennesaw State (15.07m) 9th
 Shot Put Tanner Duffin, Kennesaw State (17.79m) 15th
 Weight Throw  Tyler Blalock, Kennesaw State (14.43m) --
 Heptathlon -- --

Upcoming ASUN Men's Indoor Track & Field Schedule
Friday, Jan. 17
Kennesaw State at Clemson Invitational
Liberty at Hokie Invitational
Lipscomb at Vanderbilt Invitational
NJIT at Ramapo Invite & Gotham Cup
North Florida at Gamecock Opener

Saturday, Jan. 18
Kennesaw State at Clemson Invitational
Liberty at Hokie Invitational
Lipscomb at Vanderbilt Invitational
North Florida at Gamecock Opener

The ASUN Conference is an NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement through a true balance between student and athlete. Six ASUN schools reside in Nielsen Top 50 national media markets, and all nine are in top 80 markets. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson University. Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., joins the ASUN for the 2020-21 academic year.