W&L Track & Field Wraps up Two-Day Track Carnival
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee track and field teams wrapped up the third annual W&L Track & Field Carnival on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field as over 1,000 athletes from NCAA Division I, II, and III schools took part in the two-day meet.
On the men’s side, the Generals were led by sophomore Tyler Grant (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth), who set a new school record in the decathlon with a total of 5,777 points to finish in third place. He ran 11.91 in the 100 meter dash, 51.63 in the 400 meter dash, 16.52 in the 110 hurdles and was timed at 4:33.31 in the 1,500 meters. He also jumped 5.77 meters in the long jump, 1.62 meters in the high jump, heaved the shot10.29 meters, tossed the discus 30.64 meters, the javelin 48.46 meters and cleared 3.20 meters in the pole vault.
Also for the men, senior Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) took third in the high jump with a height of 1.85 meters, while junior David Doobin (Summit, N.J./Newark Academy) recorded an eighth-place finish with a height of 1.75 meters.
Also for the men, the 4x400 relay team of seniors Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird), Sean Hurdiss (Missouri City, Texas/Elkins) and first-years Steven Collieu (South Pasadena, Calif./South Pasadena) and Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del./Salesianum) came in eighth-place with a time of 3:27.27.
On the women’s side, first-year Taylor Maxey (Poway, Calif./Bishop’s School) led the way with a third-place finish in the discus with a distance of 35.42 meters. Senior Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) took fourth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:50.54 and senior Maggie Sutherland (Pittsburgh, Pa,/Sewickley Academy) notched a seventh-place finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.39.
First-year Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham) notched a trio of Top 10 individual finishes as she took fifth in the triple jump (10.55 meters), sixth in the 100 meters (12.86) and ninth in the long jump (4.96 meters). Thompson was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that took fourth overall with a time of 4:12.59. She was joined by Sutherland, senior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) and sophomore Natalie Stier (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton).
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it takes part in the Liberty Invitational beginning at 9:30 am.