Monday, February 23, 2015

Henderson '03 and Graham '03 to Join W&M Hall of Fame!!!

Ali Henderson and Sean Graham are among a class of nine inductees that will enter the W&M Athletics Hall of Fame on April 11, 2015. Both had storied careers as part of the XC/Track & Field programs, which are well documented in the article linked below!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Balouris Makes US XC Team

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Elaina Balouris finished sixth to make the US team that will compete in China for the World XC Champs.  Above is an interview with her today after the race. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Three School Records at CNU!

Three W&M school records were broken at CNU's Freeman Center over the weekend. Lizzie Powell broke Nicole Kazuba's pole vault record from 2010, Derek O'Connell is now the school record holder both indoor and outdoor, vaulting over Dave Lipinski's record set in 1978, and Brian Waterfield smashed his own weight throw record. Videos from these record-breaking performances are posted below!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Getting to Know the Tribe: Emily Stites

Junior XC/Distance Runner - FIVE time All-American
Wyoming, Ohio (Wyoming HS)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stimson to be inducted into Miami Cradle of Coaches

Coach Dan Stimson has received yet another honor for his work during his storied coaching career. This weekend, he will be honored at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, as he is inducted into the Miami Cradle of Coaches. The Cradle of Coaches honors select coaches with Miami lineage, who have gone on to achieve great feats in the coaching profession. Dan spent nine years as the field events coach in Oxford, before being named the top assistant at the University of Tennessee by his college coach Stan Huntsman.

Cradle of Coaches release on

Getting to Know the Tribe: Brittany Biagi

Senior Hurdler
Mullica Hill, New Jersey (Clearview Regional HS)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Rome and Grey are 15th in Scotland

Coach Walsh and frosh Reagan Rome are in Scotland for the Great BUPA Challenge where she just finished 15th.   In an ironic twist, W&M grad, Jonathan Grey, also finished 15th in the senior men's race.  All three races were won by the women.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

W&M Ex-Runners Making a Living in the Sport

There are many people who ran for the tribe that have gone onto coaching careers (Alex Gibby, Jason Dunn are two examples at the collegiate levels) and Sonia Friend-Uhl has become a very successful trainer.  Many many more who have become high school coaches at the high school level including Tim O'Dowd who takes many of the photos for this blog and coached a two time XC national champ. Others have become professional runners such as Matt Moran, Jon Grey, Christo Landry and Elaina Boularis.  But there are others who have joined in for other endeavors (and send me more if you know of them).

For example my senior roommate, Scott Douglas, is a senior content editor for Running Times/Runner's World and has written several books on running (two with my former training partner Pete Pfitzinger).

Emily Furia (who along with Harold Anderson puts together our two annual newsletters) has written a book and is the editor or Bicycling Magazine (and was a 1500 meter All-American).

Eleven time All-American Matt Lane is a lawyer and a sports agent representing, among others, Ben True and W&M grad and USATF road racer of the year, (most notable as it comes after two years of injuries and sub-par results and years of climbing back up the ladder to success) Christo Landry (another All-American).