LYNCHBURG, Va. – Senior distance runner Sarah Gentry claimed two gold medals Saturday on the final day of the Big South Conference Track and Field Championships at Liberty.
Gentry helped the Bulldog women’s team to a fifth-place finish at the meet with 51.75 points. The men’s team came in 10th place and finished with 20 points.
Gentry took first place in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:32.81. She won by more than two seconds over Coastal Carolina’s Emily Marchini.
Erin Dalton took ninth place (4:49) and Kelsie Rubino 10th (4:45) in the event.
Later in the day, Gentry won her second straight BSC championship in the 800 meters in record-breaking time. She set a school and Big South record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.21. Gentry also won the indoor championships in the 800 meters last February.
Asheville also scored points in the 5000 meters. Emma Bussard took fifth place in the event with a time of 17:37, while Adrian Etheridge finished seventh at 17:47. Bussard also earned a spot on the Big South All-Academic team that was announced after the meet.
The Bulldogs also earned a point from its 4x400 meter relay team. Anna Gelbach, Kelsie Rubino, Aylssa Lashway and Sarah Gentry came in eighth place as they finished with a time of 4:03.15.
On the men’s side, Milan Ristic set a Big South and school record as he earned gold for the second straight year in the 110-meter hurdles. Milan scorched the field with a time of 13.78. He also won the indoor hurdles championship.
Ristic took an eighth-place finish in the 200 meters as he posted a time of 52.53.
Kurt Hibert finished eighth and picked up a point for the Bulldogs in the discus as he had a throw of 43.13 meters. Hibert was also named to the Big South All-Academic team following the meet.