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Lafayette's Brender A Brandis, Tyler set for leap to D1 track and field

Lafayette's Brender A Brandis, Tyler set for leap to D1 track and field

The 2016 Virginia Gazette boys and girls outdoor track and field athletes of the year share at least one crucial characteristic that Lafayette competitors often do: versatility.

The outdoor seasons for this year's winners, Lafayette's Michael Tyler and Alexis Brender A Brandis, were characterized not only by versatility, but the consistency and efficiency that accompanied it. These Rams, each a Division I recruit, were one-person wrecking crews when it came to accumulating points for their team.

While also contributors on the track, Tyler and Brender A Brandis made their name jumping in field events: For Hampton University-bound Tyler, high jumping is his specialty and for...

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