Deacon and Truman Highlight ODAC Championships

Deacon and Truman Highlight ODAC Championships

Lexington, Va. - Both Track & Field programs traveled to Washington and Lee to compete in the ODAC Championships. The men's team finished third with a score of 142 and the women placed fourth with a score . The meet was highlighted by senior Evan Truman who won both the 100m (10.98), long jump (24 '31) and a second place finish in the 200m (22.53) while also being named ODAC Athlete of the Meet. Freshman Natalie Deacon highlighted the women's side with a with a first place finish in the 800m (2:14.86) and in the 1500m (4:54.67). Deacon also placed third in the 5000m (18:10.56).

The Men found great performers in the 100m with senior Aaron Wood taking second in the 200m with a time of 11.08 and third place (22.62). Sophomore Tristan Lucy-Speidel took third in the 5000m (15:24.76). Senior Drew Smith finished fourth in the 5000m (15:31.78). In the 10,000m, seniors Ben Stem and Andrew Osborne finished fourth and fifth respectively (33:33.84) (33:38.18). Freshman Quinton Coe placed third in the 110m Hurdles (15.85). Freshman Kevin Moran took third in the 400m Hurdles (58.85). Senior Drew Smith won the 3,000m Steeple (9.39.61) while Lucy-Speidel finished second (9:39.89). The 4x100 team took first place. Junior Evan Griffey threw the shot put 13.79 for fourth place. Sophomore Dalton Hoppe threw the hammer 46.00m for a third place finish. In the javelin, sophomore Dalton Hoppe threw a distance of 49.71m for a second place finish.

The women found a second place finish in the 5,000m in sophomore Samantha Schreiber (18:07.06). Sophomore Morgan Alvis placed fifth in the 5,000m 18:24.35. Sophomore Samantha Schreiber took third in the 10,000m (40:40.18). Freshman Brittany Mallette placed sixth in the 400m hurdles (1:12.15) while freshman Keaira Reese took seventh (1:14.13). Sophomore Samantha Schreiber won the 3000m Steeple (11:46.30) while Alvis took second (11:46.37). Sophomore Maddie VanAken took second in the pole vault, reaching a height of 3.41. Sophomore Rachel Murray placed sixth in the hammer throw (34.99m). Sophomore Rachel Murray placed third in the javelin with a heave of 34.33.