WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Senior Ian McDonald (Richmond, Va./Douglas S. Freeman) led the Washington and Lee men's track and field team on day one of the Camel City Invitational at the JDL Fast Track on Friday.
McDonald crossed the finish line in 4:16.85 to place eighth (first in D III) in the mile out of 64 competitors. The time is the 10th-fastest in Division III this season. The Generals also had three runners set new personal-bests in the event. Sophomore Cooper Baird (Fort Worth, Texas/Fort Worth Country Day) notched a time of 4:24.92, senior Phillip Harmon (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) recorded a time of 4:26.55 and sophomore Patrick Hunter (Harrisburg, N.C./Cannon School) registered a time of 4:37.13.
In the unseeded pole vault, first-year Shep Sims (Charleston, W.Va./Woodberry Forest School) took 12th overall (first in D III) with a leap of 4.10m (13'5.25"). Senior Jake Roberts (Kansas City, Mo./The Barstow School) ran a season-best time in the 800m (2:00.01).
Also competing for the Blue and White on Friday were sophomores Drew Pranka (Princeton, Ill./Princeton), Carter Huffman (Sophia, N.C./South Western Randolph) and Alex Dolwick (Apex, N.C./GRACE Christian School). Pranka registered a time of 8.70 in the 60m hurdles and Huffman crossed the finish line in the 400m in 51.52. Dolwick finished in 9:26.17 in the 3,000m.
The Generals continue competition at the Camel City Invitational on Saturday for day two.
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