BLACKSBURG, Va. - The women's 4X4 set a new school record and Brandon White finished second in the 3K, leading the VMI track and field efforts on the final day of the Virginia Tech Challenge in Blacksburg, Va.
Julia Logan, Julianne Knoblett, Kennedy Flynn and Christina Hill teamed up for a 4:03.89 time in the 4X4, leading to a sixth-place finish and a new school record to break the record set two years ago. It was the second school record of the weekend for the women's team, after the 4X8 relay also set a new mark yesterday.
Logan returned later in the meet to finish in a tie for third in the high jump (1.63 meters/5'4 1/4").
Other women's results included Kennedy Smith finishing eighth in the triple jump (10.98 M/36'0 1/4"), Logan Luckett placing ninth in the mile (5:12.04) and Kathleen Yates recording a 10th place finish in the 3K (11:12.22).
On the men's side, the 3K was the story as White led the way with a runner-up finish (8:39.08). Ryan Drew was fourth at 8:44.24 and Justin Adams placed sixth in 8:47.65.
The mile effort was also strong Saturday, as Jay Broom was fifth in 4:15.30 and Luke Phillips placed eighth in 4:17.22.
Finally, Donnell Coley was seventh in the triple jump (12.18 M/39'11 1/2") and Riuq Trotman was 10th in the 400 with a time of 50.71.
"On the whole, I'm pleased with our efforts this weekend," said Darrin Webb, VMI's Director of Track and Field and Cross Country. "The relays on the women's side, in particular, were very strong this weekend with multiple school record efforts. We look forward to beginning the championship portion of our season next week."
VMI women's track and field returns to action Feb. 25, when the Keydets open the SoCon Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. The men's team resumes competition March 3 at the IC4A Championships in Boston, Mass.