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May 7, 2009

Lyons, Price continue success on the Golden Eagle track team

RICHMOND, Ky. -- Former Tennessee Tech women’s basketball standouts Allison Price and Meagan Lyons continued to leave their mark in a different Tech sport, as the converted track stars both set school records at the OVC championships in Richmond, Ky.

Price set two school records during prelims Friday, and Lyons established a third, as both became the first Tech sprinters to advance to the OVC Finals.

Price posted a 58.64 in the 400-meter dash, breaking the previous school record of 58.91 set in 2002 by Brelinda Johnson. On Saturday, Price couldn’t match that time, and finished eighth in 1:02.89.

The former starting point guard for the Golden Eagle women’s basketball team, Price raced to a time of 25.28 in the 200-meter dash later in the day Friday, finishing 13th in the prelims. That time narrowly eclipsed the previous school record of 28:32 set in 2004 by Bethany Burney.

Lyons, who also started four years on the women’s basketball team, was fifth in the qualifying race of the 100-meter hurdles Friday with a school-record time of 14.33 seconds. That was just over a half-second better than Carmen Tucker’s 2001 school mark of 14.85. In Saturday’s finals, Lyons finished eighth in 15.67.