Stanton Wins Third Pole Vault Title in Day One of ODAC Outdoor Championship

Stanton Wins Third Pole Vault Title in Day One of ODAC Outdoor Championship

LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior Lizzy Stanton (Papillion, Neb. / Papillion-LaVista South) headlined the performances by the Washington and Lee women's track & field team in day one of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship held at Wilson Field on Friday.

Stanton claimed the ODAC outdoor pole vault title for the third time in her career, clearing 3.51 meters (11'6.25") to earn First Team All-ODAC laurels.  As a team, the Generals rank fourth out of nine teams through seven events with 32.0 points.  Bridgewater leads the way with 70.5 points.

Sophomore Kirsten McMichael (Eighty-Four, Pa. / Ringgold) earned Second Team All-ODAC honors after she recorded a second-place finish in the 10,000 meters with a time of 38:33.71.  For McMichael, it was her second consecutive conference runner-up finish in the event.

Senior Mackenzie Shand (Saline, Mich. / Saline) also earned all-conference honors after finishing third in the hammer throw with a school-record toss of 40.91m (134'3").  It broke the former mark of 37.08m (121'8") set by Taylor Maxey '13 in 2012.  Additionally, Shand placed fourth in the shot put with a heave of 11.28m (37'0.25").

In the long jump, senior Dana Lee (Nashville, Tenn. / St. Cecilia Academy) saw her bid for four-straight outdoor long jump titles fall short, as she placed sixth in the event with a leap of 5.05m (16'7").

A number of W&L athletes qualified for Saturday's finals following the heat races.  Lee and senior Kara Farroni (Willoughby, Ohio / Willoughby South) both qualified in the 400 meters.  Lee crossed in 58.86 and Farroni finished in 1:01.50.  Sophomore Jessica Rosenwasser (New York, N.Y. / Convent of the Sacred Heart) qualified for the 100 meters with a time of 13.26, while junior Kaleigh Hinton (Florham Park, N.J. / Hanover Park) and senior Ali Peacock (Libertyville, Ill. / Vernon Hills) both qualified in the 400m hurdles.  Hinton finished in 1:06.11 and Peacock crossed the finish line in 1:07.31.  Lee and Rosenwasser also earned a spot in the finals of the 200 meters, crossing the line in 26.48 and 27.31, respectively.

Action continues on Saturday morning at 10:00 am with the second and final day of the championship.

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