January 30, 2010

W&L Indoor Track & Field Competes at Liberty Open

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams both had selected athletes competing over the weekend against Division I and Division III competition at the Liberty University Open.

Senior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) headlined the performances for the W&L women by placing second among Division III athletes in the pentathlon with a total of 2,681 points. Armstrong completed the 60 meter hurdles in 10.58 seconds, high jumped 1.39 meters, tossed the shot put 9.68 meters, long jumped 4.47 meters and finished the 800 meters in 2:34.13 seconds.

First-year Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham) also had an outstanding performance for the women, finishing second among Division III competitors in the 200 meters with a time of 28.25 seconds.

The W&L men were paced by sophomore Tyler Grant’s (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth) school record-setting performance in the heptathlon that saw him finish first among Division III athletes. He totaled 4,020 points over the two-day competition, finishing the 60 meters in 7.56 seconds, leaping 5.72 meters in the long jump, tossing the shot put 10.18 meters and high jumping 1.71 meters. Grant also finished the 60 meter hurdles in 9.36 seconds, pole vaulted 2.95 meters and he covered the 1000 meters in 2:52.69 seconds.

First-year Steven Collieu (South Pasadena, Calif./South Pasadena) also finished first among Division III runners in the 400 meters with a time of 52.94 seconds.

The Generals will return to action on Saturday, when they compete in the VMI relays beginning at 9:00 am.

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