W&L Men's Track & Field Competes at WildCat Invitational

Josh Breece '21 in the triple jump

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Washington and Lee men's track and field team recorded six Top 2 finishes on Saturday at the WildCat Invitational hosted by Randolph.

Highlights From the Meet

  • First-year Joe O'Connor (Henrico, Va./Douglas Freeman) registered Top 3 finishes in three events. He won the pole vault with a career-best leap of 4.63m (15'2.25"), was second in the high jump at 1.86m (6'1.25") and third in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.44.
  • Senior Alex Cantrell (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) was second in the javelin with a toss of 50.54m (165'10.00"), junior Jay Roberts (Whitwell, Tenn./McCallie) claimed second in the hammer throw at 41.90m (137'6.00") and first-year Ethan Bernstein (Bethlehem, Pa./Saucon Valley) placed second in the 1,500m (4:07.39).
  • The 4x100m relay finished second with a time of 42.38. The quartet consisted of senior Drew Pranka (Princeton, Ill./Princeton), junior Donovan Fiore (Gilbert, Ariz./Chandler Prep Academy), senior Carter Huffman (Sophia, N.C./South Western Randolph) and first-year Doug Dracon (Matthews, N.C./Weddington).
  • The Generals also sent a few runners to the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic on Saturday. Senior Cooper Baird (Fort Worth Texas/Fort Worth Country Day) highlighted the W&L athletes in action with a season-best time in the 1,500m (3:56.36) against Division I, II and III competition.

Top 3 Finishes
First-year Joe O'Connor (1st) – Pole Vault (4.63m [15'2.25"])
4x100m Relay (2nd) – Pranka, Fiore, Huffman & Dracon (42.38)
First-year Ethan Bernstein (2nd) – 1,500m (4:07.39)
Senior Alex Cantrell (2nd) – Javelin (50.54m [165'10.00")
First-year Joe O'Connor (2nd) – High Jump (1.86m [6'1.25"])
Junior Jay Roberts (2nd) – Hammer Throw (41.90m [137'6.00"])
Sophomore Josh Breece (3rd) – Triple Jump (12.92m [42'4.75"])
Junior Donovan Fiore (3rd) – 200m (22.27)
Sophomore Freddie Marx (3rd) – 1,500m (4:09.47)
First-year Joe O'Connor (3rd) – 110m Hurdles (15.44)
Senior Drew Pranka (3rd) – Pole Vault (3.98m [13'0.75"])
Senior Max Schlott (3rd) – Javelin (42.86m 9140'7.75")

New Personal Bests
First-year Ethan Bernstein (2nd) – 1,500m (4:07.39)
Senior Alex Cantrell – Javelin (50.54m [165'10.00"])
Senior Alex Cantrell – Shot Put (12.97m [42'6.75"])
Sophomore Christian Hanna – 1,500m (4:32.65)
First-year Joe O'Connor – Pole Vault (4.63m [15'2.25"])
Sophomore Miles Oliver – 400m (50.86)
Junior Jay Roberts – Hammer Throw (41.90m [137'6.00"])
Senior Max Schlott – Javelin (42.86m 9140'7.75")
Senior Max Schlott – Hammer Throw (35.23m [115'7.25"])

Up Next
The Generals have a few runners competing on day two of the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic on Sunday.

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