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Track and Field Concludes at VMI

Jason White was the top-finisher for Shenandoah over the weekend with a runner-up performance in the triple jump.
Jason White was the top-finisher for Shenandoah over the weekend with a runner-up performance in the triple jump.

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Shenandoah University indoor track & field teams completed competition at the VMI Winter Relays Saturday afternoon.

Over the two-day event, Shenandoah broke one school record, posted 17 ODAC championship qualifying marks and recorded 24 personal records.

DAY ONE RECAP:

Jeremy Allinger, who placed seventh in a field of 31, had that school record in 1000 meters with his time of 2:38.93. The record was previously held by Ryan Taylor, who ran 2:41.01 at the  2011 Captains Invite hosted by Christopher Newport University.

Jason White had the top finish with a runner-up performance in the triple jump.

The women had a pair of top 10s in the 5,000 meters with Rebecca Doran placing ninth and Emily Miller 10th.

DAY TWO RECAP:

In a D1-heavy entries list, the Hornets recorded seven more conference qualifying marks and 12 personal bests in day two of competition.

Whitney Anderson posted the highest finish on Saturday after running 1:27.21 in the 500 meter sprint, good for 10th place.

Emily Miller won her heat in the 800 meters coming in at 2:29.73, besting her personal record by four seconds.

On the men's side, Tyler McCarthy came in third of all Division III runners in the 3,000 meters. Reed Davis came in two seconds and one spot after McCarthy. Both athletes posted personal bests and conference qualifying marks at 9:19.61 and 9:21.16, respectively.

TOP 10s

WOMEN

Student-Athlete

Event

Place

Time/Distance

Jamie Ryan

Shot Put

8th

10.09m

Rebecca Doran

5,000 meters

9th

19:08.80

Emily Miller

5,000 meters

10th

19:17.96

Whitney Anderson

5,000 meters

10th

1:27.21

MEN

Student-Athlete

Event

Place

Time/Distance

Jeremy Allinger

1,000 meter

7th

2:38.93

Jason White

Triple Jump

2nd

13.74m 

QUOTABLE

"Many of our performances this weekend pushed our athletes into the top-10 for the ODAC,"  head coach Andrew Marrocco said. "We are going to carry this momentum into the conference championship in two weeks."

UP NEXT

The team is off until ODAC Championships on February 24 at the Cregger Center on the Roanoke College campus in Salem, Va.

NOTABLE

Elijah Morton's 60 meter time of 7.02 seconds, which was posted in the semifinals on Friday night, currently ranks 39th in all of NCAA Division III.

 

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