LYNCHBURG, Va. — Headlined by a school record in the 400mH by sophomore Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Acadmey), the Washington and Lee women's track and field team competed at the Dr. Jack M. Toms Invitational hosted by Lynchburg to open the outdoor season on Saturday. The meet consisted of Division II and III teams, and the Generals ended with 18 Top 10 finishes.
Fugate took the top spot in the 400mH with a time of 62.92. She broke her own program record of 63.59, which she set last year. Her time is also that fastest time in Division III this year.
The Blue and White had four second-place finishes. Senior Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) was the runner up in the 5,000m at 18:33.38. Junior Lauren Woodie (Bluefield, Va./Graham) finished one behind the leader in the 400m at 60.00, first-year Kaela Fiutak (Skaneateles, N.Y./Skaneateles) came in second in the pole vault with a jump of 3.13m (10'03.75") and senior Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham) placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 10.36m (34'00.00").
Thompson also took fifth in the 100H at 15.62 and senior Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska/Ketchikan) claimed fifth in the 1,500m with a time of 4:57.49.
W&L finished fourth of 14 teams, but the meet was called early due to lightning.
The Generals return to action next week when they host the W&L Carnival on Friday and Saturday.
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