W&L's Tyler Grant Sets School-Record in Decathlon

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Washington and Lee sophomore Tyler Grant (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth) set a new school-record in the decathlon with 5,798 points at the CNU Combined Challenge in an attempt to qualify for the NCAA Championships on Sunday afternoon.

Grant, who set a new W&L standard in the decathlon for the second time this season, recorded times 11.79 in the 100 meters, 50.89 in the 400 meters, 4:35.83 in the 1,500 meters and 16.00 in the 110 meter hurdles.

In the field events, he posted a height of 1.68 meters in the high jump and leapt 5.58 meters in the long jump, while clearing 3.36 meters in the pole vault and notching distances of 10.31 meters in the shot put, 30.90 in the discus and 37.90 in the javelin.

Despite setting a new school record in the event, Grant was just short of the 6,050 point mark needed for a provisional NCAA cut. This meet concludes the 2010 outdoor track season for Washington and Lee.

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