O’Connor takes first place in pole vault at Finn Pincus Invite

SALEM, Va. — The Washington and Lee men’s track team competed in the Finn Pincus Invitational hosted by Roanoke and the Keydet Invitational hosted by VMI on Friday. Senior Joe O’Connor (Henrico, Va./Douglas Freeman) led the Generals in taking first place in the pole vault in Salem.

Meeting Highlights

  • O’Connor cleared 15’5.00″ (4.70m) to take first place by nearly a yard at the Finn Pincus Meet. Also at Roanoke Friday, sophomore Mark Waller (Mountain Brook, Ala./Mountain Brook) placed fifth in the high jump at 1.75m (5’8.75″).
  • At VMI, the Blue and Whites finished fifth in the medley relay with a time of 10:45.82. The quartet was made up of juniors Connor Verret (Cockeysville, Maryland/Loyola Blakefield) and Matthew Todd (Cumberland Foreside, Maine/Greely), second year Chris Ruiz (Highland Lakes, NJ/Township of Vernon) and Senior Nick Watson (Columbus, Ohio/Columbus Academy).

Top 10 finishes

Senior Joe O’Connor (1st) – Pole Vault (4.70m [15’5.00″])!
Medley relay distance (5th) – Verrett, Todd, Ruiz, Watson (10:45.82) #
Second year Mark Waller (5th) – High jump (1.75m [5’8.75″])!
Second year jackson jacobs (9th) – 5,000m (16:05.36) #

New Personal Bests
Junior Kyle Clark – 5,000m (16:24.88) – Inside PR #

! – Chez Finn Pincus Invite
# – At the Keydet Invitational

The Generals end the competition at the Finn Pincus Invite and Keydet Invite on Saturday.

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