Tallman and Lee Earn ODAC Weekly Honor

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week on Monday and two Washington and Lee competitors were recognized for the week ending April 13.

Senior Zander Tallman (Grand Blanc, Mich./Cranbrook-Kingswood) was named the Athlete of the Week for men’s track and field and first-year Dana Lee (Nashville, Tenn./St. Cecilia Academy) earned the recognition for women’s track and field.

At the Hopkins Loyola Invitational on Saturday, Tallman broke the W&L record in the 800m and was part of the 4x100m, which also broke a school record. In the 800m, Tallman crossed the finish line in 1:52.68, breaking a record that had stood for almost 30 years. Mark Pembroke set the previous mark of 1:53.34 in 1985.

The 4x100m relay, which consisted of Tallman, seniors Cole Glasgow (Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) and Agustin Kim (La Habra, Calif./Troy), and junior Aaron Jeong (Federal Way, Wash./Thomas Jefferson), finished in 41.61 to take the top spot in the event. It bested the previous time of 41.73 the quartet set at the W&L Carnival on March 22. Also on Saturday, Tallman placed second in the 100m (10.84) and was part of the 4x400m relay that claimed second (3:19.37). 

In the final tune-up before the ODAC Championship, Lee broke the W&L school record in the long jump, along with setting a new meet record at the Hopkins Loyola Invitational. She finished first in the event with a mark of 5.64m (18'06.00"), which topped the previous W&L record of 5.49m (18'00.50") set by Stacy Doornbos in 2006.

Also at the meet, Lee placed second in the triple jump (10.91m), eighth in the 100m (12.82) and eighth in the 200m (26.11). Her time in the 200m is the fastest in the ODAC this year as is her mark in the long jump.

Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams compete at the ODAC Championship, hosted by Roanoke on Friday and Saturday.

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