Cooperstown graduate Caleb Edmonds broke a major barrier for the Liberty University track team.
Edmonds finished third in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational on March 30, crossing in a personal-best 13 minutes, 57.09 seconds. In doing so, he was named the Big South Conference’s Male Track Athlete of the Week.
He became the third Liberty runner and fourth Big South runner to ever break 14 minutes in the event.
A week later, Edmonds set a school record at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational on April 6. He won the men’s 3K in 8:23.83 just under the school record. The previous record of 8:24.05 had been set by Stephen Githuka on April 3, 1999.
Edmonds, a redshirt sophomore, earned Daily Star Athlete of the Year honors in track in 2010, when he finished fourth overall in the state in the 3,200. That year he set the CCS track records in the 1600 and 3200 at 4:19.52 and 9:06.67 respectively. He also set the 3200-relay record in 2010 with Jeremiah Ford, Jacob Miller and Will Reis at 7:59.62.
In cross country, Edmonds set the CCS records in 2009 on both the Irish Tower Course, 3.05 miles in 17:26, and the Staley Elementary School Course (RFA) in the 5K in 16:00.
Liberty will host the 2013 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships on April 18-20 at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex.
Milford 3, Schenevus 2
Kaitlin VanWinkler struck out four and walked 10 in a three-hitter as Milford edged visiting Schenevus, the defending Tri-Valley League champions.
“We had a couple of double plays and threw out a runner at the plate,” Milford coach Jim Weir said.
Center fielder Dawn Pickwick got the outfield assist, throwing out Vicky Hubbard at home to end the third inning. With runners at the corners and two out in the seventh, Pickwick also caught Taylor Spranger’s deep flyball to right-center field to end the game.