W&L Indoor Track & Field Teams Compete at Susquehanna

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams were in action at the Susquehanna Indoor Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Tyler Grant (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth) led the men’s team as he notched a pair of fifth-place finishes. He took fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 52.59 as well as taking fifth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.50.

Other highlights on the men’s side included senior Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville), who took 14th place in the long jump with a jump of 5.98 meters and sophomore Matt Gossett (Atlanta, Ga./Wesleyan), who ran the mile in 4:46.02 to take 14th place.

First-year Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham) led the women’s team with a second-place finish in the 55 meters, posting a time of 7.56. Senior Maggie Sutherland (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickley) garnered a third-place finish in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.38 and first-year Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) covered the mile in 5:22.10 to finish in seventh place.

Also for the women, sophomore Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) took fourth place in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.52 and the 4x400 meter relay team of Stier, Sutherland, senior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) and junior Ashley Carr (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) took fourth place with a mark of 4:20.11.

The men’s and women’s track & field teams return to action on Feb. 26, when they take part in the ODAC Championships at Liberty University.

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