LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Washington and Lee men's track and field team set two school records at the Liberty Twilight on Thursday. Junior Aaron Jeong (Federal Way, Wash./Thomas Jefferson) broke his own record in the 100m, while the 4x400m relay topped a mark that was set over 20 years ago.
Jeong ran a 10.65 in the 100m prelims, finishing 12th against mostly Division I and sponsored athletes. He was also the top D-III competitor. Jeong's previous W&L record was 10.82 set earlier this season at the W&L Carnival. The time of 10.65 is also the eighth-fastest time in Division III this year.
In the 4x400m relay, W&L finished second of two teams behind Division I Campbell. The Generals crossed the finish line in 3:15.00 to set a new school record. The quartet consisted of senior Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) first-years Jack Jones (Lookout Mountain, Ga./McCallie School) and Isidro Camacho (Brooklyn, N.Y./Xavier) and senior Zander Tallman (Grand Blanc, Mich./Cranbrook-Kingswood). It was also the eighth-quickest time in Division III this season. The previous school record was 3:18.20 set in 1993.
Tallman recorded a new season best in the 200m, taking 16th in 21.65. He was the top Division III finisher. First-year Ian McDonald (Richmond, Va./Douglas S. Freeman) set a new career best in the 1,500m as the top Division III competitor. He placed 12th overall with a time of 3:56.56.
The Generals will send a select group of competitors to the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central College on May 8-10.
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