Flames Claim 2012 Men Indoor Track & Field Title


BLACKSBURG, VA. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - The Liberty men won the 2012 Big South Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship presented by Musco Lighting and UCS Saturday afternoon at the Rector Fieldhouse on the campus of Virginia Tech.  The Flames picked up a total of 168 points to win their 15th-straight men's crown. 

Radford and Charleston Southern tied for second on the with 98 points.  High Point finished at the No. 4 position with 73.5 points, while VMI's 71 points was good for fifth.  Winthrop came in at No. 6 with 53 points and Gardner-Webb finished seventh with 51 points.  Campbell (36 points) and UNC Asheville (13.5 points) rounded out the list for the men.

Javon Young from Charleston Southern picked up the Most Outstanding Track Performer for the third-straight year as he finished No. 1 in both the 60 and 200-meter events, setting meet records in both races.  Young also ran the leadoff leg in the 4x400 to help the Bucs to a second-place finish in the event.  The men's Most Outstanding Field Performer was VMI's Antonio Wood.  Wood won the heptathlon with 5,168 points.  He also finished fifth in the long jump.

Liberty's Leonard Robbins and Kyle Wheeler tied for the men's Freshman of the Year, while Brant Tolsma of Liberty and Charleston Southern's Tim Langford tied for Men's Coach of the Year.

Brett Olinger of Radford was named the Big South Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year.