- Feb 10, 2009
DYBAS, WALLACE CAPTURE TITLES IN RAMSâ€™ THIRD PLACE FINISH AT CAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Black & Gold finish in top three for seventh straight season
TOWSON, Md. â€“ Facing one of his toughest years in his 15 seasons at Virginia Commonwealth University, Head Coach Julian Spooner knew his menâ€™s track & field squad would have to have a lot of different guys step up.
â€œWeâ€™ve had some many guys face injuries this year that in order to make up the points we knew we would have to have guys step up,â€ Spooner said. â€œWith guys like Jay [Wyss] and DeAngelo [Wilson] out, youâ€™re talking about probably close to 100 points or so.â€
â€œOf course you always want to win the title, but Iâ€™m pleased with the way we had so many guys step up this weekend,â€ Spooner stated.
The Black & Gold finished with 145 points on the weekend, finishing just 13 points behind William & Mary and 39 points behind champion, UNC Wilmington.
Dybas, who had already locked up a spot in the NCAA East Regionals in the steeplechase, added to his trophy case with a time of 8:59.02, good for 10 points for the Black & Gold.
Wallace led a quintet of Ramsâ€™ scorers in the triple jump with a leap of 49â€™ Â¾â€. Following the sophomore were classmates Joe Edwards (Virginia Beach, Va.) in second place, Allan Moody (Woodbridge, Va.) in third place and Brandon Allen (Trenton, N.J.) in sixth place. Junior Dwayne Handon (Fairfax Station, Va.) finished seventh to round out the quintet.