Two School Records Highlight W&L Men's T&F Second Day at Liberty
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Two school records highlighted the Washington and Lee men's track & field team's performance on day two of the Liberty Kickoff on Saturday afternoon at Liberty University.
Competing against NCAA Division, I, II and III schools, W&L recorded a pair of first-place individual wins among Div. III competitors in addition to the pair of school records.
In the 60m dash, first-year Aaron Jeong (Federal Way, Wash./Thomas Jefferson) set a new school benchmark and finished second among Div. III athletes with a time of 7.03, eclipsing the old mark of 7.19 set by Cole Glasgow '14 last season.
W&L's other new school record came in the heptathlon, where sophomore Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) recorded 4,028 points to break Tyler Grant's '12 old school record of 4,020. As the only Div. III athlete in the event, Myers finished 11th overall and wrapped up day two by running 9.11 in the 60m hurdles, 2:54.24 in the 1,000m and clearing 2.94m in the pole vault.
Other top finishes on the day included a pair of wins among Div. III athletes by sophomore Zander Tallman (Grand Blanc, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswod). Tallman recorded a time of 50.57 in the 400m to finish second overall and he was seventh overall in the 200m with a mark of 23.02.
Sophomore Mac Keers (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) took second in Div. III in the 400m with a time of 52.90 and senior Tyler Grant (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth) was third in Div. III in the 800m, clocking in at 2:05.59.
The Generals return to the track following the holiday break on January 14, when they travel to Marietta, Ohio for the Marietta Open.