- Feb 10, 2009
BRIAN WALLACE LEADS RAMS AT COLONIAL RELAYS
Sophomore posts three top-10 finishes
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. â€“ Among some of the toughest competition it had faced all year, the Virginia Commonwealth University menâ€™s track & field team had to battle through very tough wind conditions at the Colonial Relays this past weekend.
However, sophomore Brian Wallace (Portsmouth, Va.) had no problem with it. Wallace collected three top-10 finishes, including a victory in the long jump, to lead the Rams, who posted seven top-10 finishes as a team.
Wallace started his weekend off with a leap of 23â€™ 8 Â¼â€ to capture the long jump title. His success continued in the triple jump with a seventh-place finish after a mark of 45â€™ 1 Â½â€ in the event.
The sophomore returned to the track on Saturday to run the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay which also finished seventh with a time of 3:17.46.
Classmate Brandon Allen (Trenton, N.J.) also had a strong weekend with two top-10 finishes after a time of 11.03 in the 100-meter dash (ninth-place) and running the anchor leg of the fourth-place 4x100 meter relay team who clocked in at 42.20.
Junior Piotr Dybas (Jaslo, Poland) kept his strong spring season going with a fifth-place finish in the 5000-meter run with a time of 14:36.16.
Other highlights included a top-10 finish from junior Dwayne Handon (Fairfax Station, Va.) in the long jump and a personal best for sophomore Joe Edwards (Virginia Beach, Va.) in the triple jump.
The Rams return to action next weekend in the prestigious Lou Onesty/Abramson Invitational, the final meet before the Black & Goldâ€™s trip to the CAA Championships on April 17th-18th.