W&M Men's Track and Field Wins Two Events Friday at the Georgetown Hoya Invitational
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The William and Mary men's track and field team resumed the indoor season Friday, after five weeks of training and holidays. The Tribe returned to the track at the Georgetown Hoya Invitational, winning two events while narrowly missing out on its first IC4A qualifying mark.
Junior Matt Clark (Richmond, Va.) delivered the day's first gold medal for the Tribe in the 60m hurdles, tying his career-best with a time of 8.42 seconds for the win. Clark's time ranks him third in school history in the event. Senior Chris McIntosh (Owings, Md.) was third in the hurdles, crossing the line in 8.59 seconds.
Senior Dan Klatzkin (Gaithersburg, Md.) also turned in a victorious performance in the throwing circle, putting the shot 13.94 meters (45-9) to win the event. Freshman Matt Renn (Annandale, Va.) tried his hand at the shot-put for the first time, finishing second with a put of 13.00m (42-8).
In the 3,000m, junior Peter Dorrell (Blacksburg, Va.) cut more than four seconds off of his previous best to finish fourth in 8:27.95. He just missed qualifying for the IC4A Championships, however, coming only .75 seconds short of the standard.
Chris McIntosh also turned in a top-five performance in the 500m dash, cutting more than one-half second from his career-best to take third in 1:06.59.
Like his hurdling mate, Matt Clark also ran a second event on Friday, and took fifth in the seldom-run 300m dash with a time of 37.57 seconds.
William and Mary returns to the track in two weeks with a pair of meets at the end of the month. Parts of the squad will head to Newport News to take part in the CNU Captain's Invitational on Friday and Saturday, January 28-29, while the rest of the team will be in Fairfax on that Saturday for George Mason's Patriot Games.