W&L Men's Track & Field Sets DMR Record and Wins Four Events at Roanoke

W&L Men's Track & Field Sets DMR Record and Wins Four Events at Roanoke

SALEM, Va. — The Washington and Lee men's track and field team broke a school record in the Distance Medley Relay, won four events and set two facility records at the Roanoke Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday.

The Distance Medley Relay set a new W&L record in 10:21.46, which was also a facility record. The foursome consisted of sophomore Cooper Baird (Fort Worth, Texas/Fort Worth Country Day), seniors Jack Jones (Lookout Mountain, Ga./McCallie School) and Jake Roberts (Kansas City, Mo./The Barstow School) and junior MacKenzye Leroy (Port Jervis, N.Y./Port Jervis). It broke the previous W&L record of 10:27.47 set on January 30, 2016.

Baird completed the first leg (1,200m) in 3:11.63, and Jones ran the 400m in 50.40. Roberts registered a time of 1:59.72 in the 800m, and Leroy ran the anchor leg (1,600m) in 4:19.73.  

Senior Ian McDonald (Richmond, Va./Douglas S. Freeman) won the mile with a season-best time of 4:13.92. It set a new facility record at the Kerr-Creggar Field House. It is currently the 20th-fastest time in Division III this season.

Senior Phillip Harmon (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) took first in the 3,000m with a career-best time of 8:51.98. Sophomore Alex Dolwick (Apex, N.C./GRACE Christian School) was second in a personal best 8:56.78. First-year Shep Sims (Charleston, W.Va./Woodberry Forest School) won the pole vault with a leap of 4.02m (13'2.25").

Washington and Lee will find out Monday morning if any competitors qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship on March 10-11.

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