HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - An IC4A qualifying effort by the men's distance medley relay team led the VMI track and field efforts on the opening day of the Chipotle Marshall Invitational, contested Friday in Huntington, W.Va.
The Keydets were victorious in the DMR in a time of 10:16.32, as Luke Phillips, Kevin Bishop, Josh Willard and Jay Broom teamed up for the victory. The race was unusually close for a DMR, as four teams finished within four seconds of the race winners.
Another highlight of Friday's action was Andrew Arlint's third place finish in the men's pole vault, as the sophomore cleared 4.45 meters (14'7 1/4") to earn the podium result.
Finally, Brandon White finished eighth in the men's 5K in an indoor best time of 14:55.59 as he became just the sixth runner in school history to break the 15-minute barrier in the event, and the women's DMR - Bethany King, Olivia Cotton, Julianne Knoblett and Logan Luckett - finished fourth (12:31.04) with the fourth-best time in program annals.
VMI track and field will return to action Saturday, when the Keydets wrap up competition at Marshall. Action gets underway at 9 a.m.