Track and Field: College performs well at Virginia Military Institute Winter Relays

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The College had a good showing at the VMI Winter Relays. COURTESY PHOTO / TRIBE ATHLETICS.

William and Mary competed at the Virginia Military Institute Winter Relays over the weekend. The College recorded many strong individual performances, particularly in the throws and jumps.

On the men’s side, junior Preston Richardson finished runner-up in the weight throw with a toss of 17.26 meters. Freshman KJ Cook placed fifth in the same event with a heave of 15.84 meters. Cook followed up his fifth-place finish with a third place one in the shot put (16.06 meters), while junior Vlad Castillo (15.32 meters) finished right behind him in fourth. Senior Jared Sinsheimer shined in the jumps, taking third in the triple jump (14.12 meters) and fifth in the long jump (6.88 meters).

On the women’s side, junior Lindsay Schott (1:16.32) and senior Kacey Wheeler (1:16.85) posted second- and third-place finishes respectively in the 500-meter dash. Schott also placed fourth in the 800-meter run with a 2:19.65 clocking, while senior Stephanie Urbancik (2:21.80) finished right behind her in fifth. Sophomore Charlotte Kowalk won the 1000-meter run by a large margin in 2:55.79. Senior Leia Mistowski continued her strong indoor campaign with a victory in the weight throw (19.71 meters). Sophomore Alexis Brender a Brandis (11.31 meters) finished third in the triple jump while junior teammate Brianna Miller (11.26 meters) placed fourth. Miller also placed fourth in the long jump with a jump of 5.49 meters. Junior Grace Becker won the high jump, clearing a height of 1.71 meters. Senior Abby Jones placed third in the event (1.66 meters). Sophomore Lauren Graves finished fifth in the pole vault, clearing 3.30 meters.

The Tribe is back in action next weekend at the UCS Invitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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