Cook’s IC4A Qualifier Leads W&M Men’s Track & Field to Fifth at VMI Winter Relays

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The William & Mary men’s track & field team added another IC4A qualifier on Saturday at the VMI Winter Relays, finishing in fifth place out of 10 teams overall.  The Tribe scored 70.5 points, while Appalachian State took top honors at 154 points.  Duquesne was third with 111.5, followed by Norfolk State with 79.5 and Hampton with 78.- Freshman KJ Cook (Buena Vista, Va.) led the way with his qualifying mark in the shot put.  He finished third overall at 16.06m (52-8.25), re-qualifying for the IC4A Championships.  Junior Vlad Castillo, Jr. (Belle Mead, N.J.) was fourth at 15.32m (50-3.25), and freshman Connor Scott () placed sixth with a put of 15.04m (49-4.25).- In the 60m hurdles, redshirt-junior Dylan Anderson (Madison, N.J.), who improved his school record yesterday to 8.23 in the semifinals, finished seventh overall in the finals at 8.35 seconds.  That was the seventh-fastest race ever at W&M.- Anderson also ran the 400m, the first of his collegiate career, alongside junior Duncan Goodrich (Richmond, Va.).  Both men ran indoor bests, with Goodrich finishing 10th overall at 50.09 seconds.  That was the 10th-fastest race indoors in W&M history, and ranks Goodrich seventh among Tribe athletes.  Meanwhile, Anderson ran 50.43 seconds, the 13th-fastest race ever, and moved up to 10th on the all-time athletes list.- Senior Jared Sinsheimer (Federal Way, Wash.) continued his career-best weekend, placing fifth in the long jump at 6.88m (22-7).  That was an indoor-best for Sinsheimer, who now ranks 16th all-time among Tribe athletes.  He would also compete in the high jump later in the day, taking eighth with a clearance at 1.85m (6-0.75).- In the 3,000m run, Thomas Vinci (Windsor, N.J.) and Jack Ehlenberger (Charlottesville, Va.) both ran personal bests.  Vinci crossed the finish in 8:50.16 for sixth place and a nine-second improvement, while Ehlenberger cut more than 10 seconds off his best to take eighth with …

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