W&L Men's T&F Set Two School Records at W&L-VMI Carnival

W&L Men's T&F Set Two School Records at W&L-VMI Carnival

LEXINGTON, Va. -- A pair of school records, and one near miss, highlighted the Washington and Lee men's track & field team's final day of the W&L-VMI Carnival on Saturday afternoon at Foster Stadium.

Sophomores Zander Tallman (Grand Blanc, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) and Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) each set a new school mark, while Tallman narrowly missed a second.

Myers set a new school record in the decathlon with with 6,480 points, breaking the previous record of 5,798 points. He wrapped up the second-day of the 10-discipline event posting marks of 3.84 meters in the pole vault, 28.64 meters in the discus, 48.63 meters in the javelin. In the final two running events he posted a time of 16.10 in the 110m hurdles, and 4:29.22 in the 1500m in finishing second overall.

Tallman won a pair of events on the day, taking the 200m and the 400m. He set a new school record in the 400m with a time of 47.66, crushing the previous mark of 49.14, which had stood for 22 years. In the 200m, his winning time of 21.95, was just shy of the school record of 21.94.

In the 100m, first-year Aaron Jeong (Federal Way, Wash./Thomas Jefferson) took sixth overall with a time of 11.41, and Jeong, Tallman, sophomore Parker Howard (Naperville, Ill./Nequea Valley), and junior Steven Colliau (South Pasadena, Calif./South Pasadena) took third in the 4x100m relay with a time of 43.42.

The Generals return to action on Saturday at the Commonwealth Duals at CNU beginning at 12:00 pm.