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Transy returns to track and field after three-decade absence

Transylvania returned to intercollegiate track and field competition for the first time in three decades this season with men’s and women’s teams whose schedules were highlighted by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference meet and the Kentucky Small College State Championships.

Berea College hosted the Small College meet, where the women’s team finished fourth out of eight teams and the men’s team was eighth. For the women, first-year thrower Lucy Wright was the leading scorer for Transy as she competed in the javelin (second place), shot put (third), discus (fourth), and hammer (sixth) for 25.25 points. On the men’s side, senior George Botsko was third in the 400-meter dash.

In the HCAC meet, hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., both teams finished ninth. Sophomore Holly Milburn took third in the long jump for the women, while the men had no top eight finishers.

“I thought we competed well for our first season,” said head coach Jason Moncer. “We had several outstanding performances from both the men’s and women’s teams. It was a good start for us.”

Lacking an outdoor track, the teams practiced on the Beck Center’s indoor track in the winter months and at various tracks in Lexington during the warmer months.

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