Spring sports series: Scott Roberts

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Spring sports series: Scott Roberts

Track and field jumpers Kendra Smith and Joy Kanengiser train for the indoor season in the Lindenwood Field  House Feb. 16, 2017.  Photo by Carly Fristoe

Track and field jumpers Kendra Smith and Joy Kanengiser train for the indoor season in the Lindenwood Field House Feb. 16, 2017.
Photo by Carly Fristoe

Track and field jumpers Kendra Smith and Joy Kanengiser train for the indoor season in the Lindenwood Field House Feb. 16, 2017.
Photo by Carly Fristoe

Track and field jumpers Kendra Smith and Joy Kanengiser train for the indoor season in the Lindenwood Field House Feb. 16, 2017.
Photo by Carly Fristoe

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MICHELLE SPROAT | Video Content Manager

Video from Lion Pride Sports

Ivy Reynolds from Lion Pride Sports at Lindenwood University spoke with Scott Roberts, head coach for the track and field team, during a preseason interview. 

This segment is part one of a 10-part series of interviews with the head coaches of spring teams. 

The season so far

Six competitors for Lindenwood’s track and field team finished in the top five in their respective categories at the Titans First Chance meet.

The indoor meet was on Dec. 2 in Bloomington, Illinois, and was the Lions’ first competition for the season. 

For the men’s team, Samuel Yaro came in first for the 600 meter race. Michael Mlambo came second in the 200 meter and fourth in the 60 meter. Bumnene Nicanor Ndebele received second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump.

On the women’s team, Mya Davis came in first for the 300 meter and 60 meter hurdles events. Anna Tyan finished second in the high jump. Tess Augustyn placed third in the weight throw.

This was the first competition at Lindenwood for Yaro and Davis. 

The team will compete on Jan. 13 in the Gene Edmonds Open competition.