Strehler Breaks School Record in 5,000m to Pace W&L Men's Track and Field

Strehler Breaks School Record in 5,000m to Pace W&L Men's Track and Field

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Senior Mac Strehler (Moseley, Va./Trinity Episcopal School) broke the school record in the 5,000m, as the Washington and Lee men's track and field team competed at two meets on Friday.

Strehler was in action at the Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary and registered a time of 14:50.45, breaking the previous mark of 14:50.47 set by Jason Callen '98 in 1997. Strehler was 29th overall and the second-fastest Division III runner in the race, featuring mainly Division I athletes.

Sophomore Cooper Baird (Fort Worth, Texas/Fort Worth Country Day) registered a new career-best time in the 1,500m in 3:55.83. He finished 18th overall and was the third-best Division III competitor. Senior Ian McDonald (Richmond, Va./Douglas S. Freeman) was 25th (fourth in D III) with a time of 3:57.33. Junior MacKenzye Leroy (Port Jervis, N.Y./Port Jervis) crossed the finish line in 3:59.93.

The rest of the Generals competed at the VertKlasse Meeting hosted by High Point. First-year Shep Sims (Charleston, W.Va./Woodberry Forest School) finished third overall and was the top Division III competitor in the pole vault at 4.32m (14'2.00").

Sophomore Alex Dolwick (Apex, N.C./GRACE Christian School) recorded a time of 15:43.86 in the 5,000m. Senior Davis Turner (East Point, Ga./The Howard School) notched a leap of 5.75m (18'10.50") in the long jump and 1.79m (5'10.50") in the high jump. Senior Harrison DeKnight (Midland Park, N.J./Midland Park) also cleared 1.79m (5'10.50") in the event.

The Generals will be back in action at the VertKlasse Meeting on Saturday, and will also have their throwers competing at the Doc Jopson Invitational hosted by Bridgewater.

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