Todd, Ealum help Liberty continue track dominance in Big South

May 17, 2017

Tanner Ealum track

Tanner Ealum

For the third consecutive year, Liberty University swept the team titles at the Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Charleston, South Carolina.

This time, though, there were a couple Alaskans that help make it possible.

Freshman Tanner Ealum of Anchorage won the 400 meters and was part of the 4×400 relay as the Liberty women racked up their 16th all-time Big South outdoor crown and scored their most points [253] since 1999.

Ealum, of ACS fame, ran a time of 54.65 to complete a sweep of the Big South indoor and outdoor 400 crowns.

In the very last race of the meet, Ealum teamed up for a dominating victory in the 4 x 400 relay. Their time of 3:42.31 produced a winning margin of six seconds as Liberty repeated its title from 2016.

She also ran the 4×100 relay that clocked a season-best time of 46.52 and finished second.

Michael Todd track and field

Michael Todd

On the men’s side, sophomore Michael Todd of Anchorage helped Liberty make it 11 straight Big South men’s outdoor titles and 22 championships in the meet’s 24-year history.

He was part of a victorious 4×400 relay team that finished in 3:14.93 to claim the NCAA D1 school’s first Big South championship in the event since 2001.

Todd, of ACS fame, led the Flames’ trio of 800 finalists with a runner-up finish in 1:51.43.