W&L's Distance Medley Relay Breaks School & ODAC Record at Camel City Invite

W&L's Distance Medley Relay Breaks School & ODAC Record at Camel City Invite

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Washington and Lee women's track and field team's distance medley relay set a new program and ODAC record at the Camel City Invitational at the JDL Fast Track on Saturday.

The quartet of sophomores Maggie Seybold (Cockeysville, Md./McDonogh School) and Samantha Yates (Birmingham, Ala./St. Paul's School), and seniors Dana Lee (Nashville, Tenn./St. Cecilia Academy) and Catherine Fonvielle (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) crossed the finish line in third with a time of 12:10.92. The time shattered the previous W&L and ODAC mark of 12:28.91 set by the Generals in 2007.

Seybold ran the first leg of the relay (1,200m) in 3:42.44, and then Lee recorded a 58.39 split in the 400m. Fonvielle registered a time of 2:22.82 in the 800m, and Yates was the anchor leg, running the 1,600m in 5:07.27. The relay's time of 12:10.92 is currently the second-fastest in Division III this season.

In the seeded pole vault, senior Lizzy Stanton (Papillion, Neb./Papillion-LaVista South) placed fourth overall and was the only Division III athlete in the event. She recorded a season-best leap of 3.45m (11'3.75").

The Generals next compete at the Multi-Mix Meet at the Naval Academy on Thursday.

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