W&L Men's Track & Field Wins Three Events at Jack Toms Invitational

W&L Men's Track & Field Wins Three Events at Jack Toms Invitational

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Washington and Lee men's track and field team won three events at the Jack Toms Invitational hosted by Lynchburg on Saturday.

Sophomore Drew Pranka (Princeton, Ill./Princeton) won the 110m hurdles, junior MacKenzye Leroy (Port Jervis, N.Y./Port Jervis) was first in the 5,000m and junior Dash Dericks (Spring, Texas/The American School in Switzerland) took the top spot in the discus.

Pranka registered a career-best time (15.18) in the 110m hurdles in taking first. He was also second in the 400m hurdles with a personal-best time of 54.85.

In the 5,000m, Leroy crossed the finish line in 15:09.03 to win the race, and Dericks registered a throw of 45.50m (149'3.50") in winning the discus. Dericks was also fourth in the javelin with a mark of 53.31m (174'11.00").

Sophomore Cooper Baird (Fort Worth, Texas/Fort Worth Country Day) notched a career-best time of 1:57.78, while claiming third in the 800m. Senior Jack Jones (Lookout Mountain, Ga./McCallie School) finished fifth in the 400m in 50.12.

Senior Patrick Robertson (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) was third in the hammer throw at 47.94m (157'3.75"), and senior Davis Turner (East Point, Ga./The Howard School) took fifth in the high jump with a leap of 1.83m (6'0.00").

The 4x100m relay placed second with a time of 42.99. The quartet consisted of first-years Jimmie Johnson (Hoover, Ala./Hoover) and Donovan Fiore (Gilbert, Ariz./Chandler Prep Academy), sophomore Carter Huffman (Sophia, N.C./South Western Randolph) and Jones.

The Generals next compete at the VertKlasse Meeting at High Point on Friday.

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