W&L Men's T&F In Action at Virgina Tech and Mt. Union
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Sophomore Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) broke his own school record in the heptathlon for the second time this season as the Washington and Lee men's track & field team had several athletes in competition on Saturday afternoon.
Competing at the Mt. Union Last Chance meet, Myers scored 4,465 total points in the heptathlon to best his own school record of 4,394. In finishing in fourth place in the two-day event, he ran a 7.47 in the 60m, 8.98 in the 60m hurdles and 2:43.15 in the 1000m. In the field events, he posted a mark of 6.24 meters in the long jump, 1.75 meters in the high jump, 3.45 meters in the pole vault and 9.58 meters in the shot put.
Also competing at Mt. Union was sophomore Zander Tallman (Grand Blanc, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood), who posted a time of 49.32 in the 400m. The time did not improve upon his season-best time of 49.06, which is currently the seventh-best time in the country.
The Generals also sent their distance medley relay team to the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet. Sophomore Kane Thomas (Seattle, Wash./Shoreline), sophomore Parker Howard (Naperville, Ill./Nequea Valley), and seniors Tyler Grant (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth) and Matt Gossett (Atlanta, Ga./Wesleyan) posted a time of 10:30.26 in an effort to qualify for NCAA's.
Athletes who have qualified for the NCAA Championship meet will compete at Grinnell College beginning on Friday at 9:00 am.