February 22, 2013

W&L Men's T&F Takes Fifth at Indoor ODAC Championship

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Washington and Lee men's track and field team took fifth out of eight teams at the 2013 Men's ODAC Indoor Championship on Friday at the Tolsma Indoor Track Center. The Generals totaled 40 points, while missing some of their top athletes due to injury.

Lynchburg claimed the team title with 171 points. Bridgewater took second at 124 points, Virginia Wesleyan was third (56) and Eastern Mennonite fourth (41).

The DMR recorded the best finish for the Blue and White by taking second with a time of 10:53.93 to earn All-ODAC honors. The quartet consisted of sophomore James Busch (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) and first-years Kirk Kaczmarek (Springfield, Mo./Springfield Catholic), Blake Liebling (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) and Levi Warring (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette).

Sophomore Christian Croft (Martinez Ga./Augusta Christian) scored in four events for W&L. He took fourth in the triple jump at 13.59m (44'07.00"), tied for fifth in the high jump with a mark of 1.84m (6'00.05"), sixth in the long jump at 6.37m (20'10.75") and sixth in the 60mH with a time of 8.70.

In the pole vault, junior David Fishman (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) earned All-ODAC honors by placing third with a jump of 4.26m (13'11.75"). Junior Jordan Yost (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) claimed fourth in the weight throw at 14.46m (47'05.25").

Sophomore Aaron Jeong (Federal Way, Wash./Thomas Jefferson) crossed the finish line fourth in the 60m at 7.09. Junior Parker Howard (Naperville, Ill./Nequea Valley) came in fourth in the 400m at 51.71 and first-year Thomas Dunbar (Jackson, Miss./Jackson Prep) was sixth at 52.48. The final event the Generals scored in was the 4x400m relay. The combo of Howard, junior Mac Keers (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), Dunbar and first-year Charlie Zachariades (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) took fifth with a time of 3:31.

The Generals are slated to return to action on March 2 when they take part at the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet.

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