February 6, 2010

W&L Men's and Women's Indoor Track Teams in Action at VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track teams were in action at the VMI Winter Relays on Saturday at the Cormack Field House.

What was originally scheduled as a multi-team event, ended up as a dual meet between W&L and VMI as the weather forced the other competing teams to cancel.

The women’s team was led senior Maggie Sutherland (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickley), who notched a pair of first-place finishes. She took top honors in the high jump with a mark of 1.50 meters as well as taking first in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.53 seconds.

Senior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) and first-year Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham) also garnered first-place finishes, as Armstrong took the shot put with a heave of 10.62 meters and Thompson finished first in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.52 seconds.

Other top finishers for the women included senior Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge)), who took second in the mile with a time of 5:37.11 and junior Ashley Carr (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School), who posted a time of 2:37.54 in the 800 meters to earn a second-place finish.

On the men’s side, W&L was paced by junior David Doobin (Summit, N.J./Newark Academy), who tallied a pair of runner-up finishes, taking second in the high jump (1.89 meters) as well as the triple jump (11.74 meters).

Sophomore Tyler Grant (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth) took first place in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 8.63 seconds and he also earned a second-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 3.20 meters.

Sophomore Robert Warneford-Thomson (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal) finished third in the mile with a time of 4:42.14 and first-year Steven Collieu (South Pasadena, Calif./South Pasadena) finished fourth in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.12 seconds.

The Generals return to action on Saturday as they will compete at the Susquehanna Indoor Invitational.

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