SALEM, Va. – Eight event winners highlighted the Washington and Lee men's track & field team as it opened its outdoor season at the Roanoke Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Dylan Mills (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul's) got the Generals off to a strong start as he won the javelin with a school-record and NCAA qualifying distance of 200'01". The previous school mark, also held by Mills, was 173'03".
Also posting event wins on the day were first-years Jonathan Sells (Brandon, Fla./C. Leon King) in the long jump (6.38m), Kane Thomas (Seattle, Wash./Shorewood) in the 1500m (4:05.18) and Cole Glasgow (Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) in the 100m (11.14).
First-year Zander Tallman (Grand Blanc, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood), the reigning ODAC Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Meet, captured the 200m with a time of 22.62 to continue his strong rookie season.
Sophomore A.J. Dowers (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) won the discus with a toss of 34.68m, junior Tyler Grant (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth) was victorious in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.36.
Rounding out the Generals' event winners was the 4x400m relay team which won with a time of 3:26.84. The team was comprised of first-year Mac Keers (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), Thomas, sophomore Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del./Salesianum) and Grant.
W&L gets back on the track on Friday when it kicks off the two-day W&L-VMI Carnival at Wilson Field. Day one is slated to begin at 11:00 am.