LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee men's track & field team had four event winners and 10 Top 10 finishes en route to second-place finish at the 2011 Indoor ODAC Championships at Liberty University on Friday.
W&L, which recorded its best team finish since 1993, totaled 78 points to trail only Lynchburg, which won the meet with 163 points. Following W&L was Bridgewater (67.5), Guilford (60), Virginia Wesleyan (41), Eastern Mennonite (28) and Roanoke (27.5)
In addition to the excellent team finish, the Generals had several individuals garner recognition from the ODAC as first-year Zander Tallman (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Cranbrook-Kingswood) was named the Athlete of the Meet, as well as Rookie of the Year, and senior David Doobin (Summit, N.J./Newark Academy) took home ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.
Tallman won a pair of individual events and was part of the winning 4x400m relay team to garner the meet's top-athlete billing. He won the 200m dash with a time of 23.02 and captured the 400m in 50.61.
He also anchored the 4x400m team that won in a time of 3:25.55. Tallman was joined on the relay team by first-years Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) and Kane Thomas (Seattle, Wash./Shorewood), as well as junior Tyler Grant (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth).
Myers also had a strong meet for the Generals, earning All-ODAC honors with a second-place finish in the 400m (50.87), and a third-place finish in the high jump (1.83m). He also finished sixth in both the 200m (23.28) and the long jump (6.10m).
Thomas won the 800m with a time of 1:58.91 and teamed with junior Matt Gossett (Atlanta, Ga./Wesleyan), Tallman and Grant to lead the distance medley relay team to a fifth-place finish with a time of 11:43.42.
Other All-ODAC honorees for W&L included Gossett in the mile (3rd, 4:24.88), first-year Cole Glasgow (Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) in the 55m dash (3rd, 6.59) and first-year Jonathan Sells (Brandon, Fla./C. Leon King) in the long jump (3rd, 6.29m).
Other scoring performances for the Generals included Doobin in the high jump (6th, 1.78m), and first-year David Fishman, who notched a sixth-place finish in the pole vault with a height of 3.95m.
W&L will return to action on Saturday when it takes part in the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet beginning at 9:00 am.
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