Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Only 9 Days Left -- Hawthorne Challenge


We are in the final stretch run for the Hawthorne Challenge, and you still have the opportunity to make a big impact on your Tribe XC/T&F programs!!! Here is what the current numbers look like:

  • Men's almuni participation sits at 22.7% -- need 22 more donors before 11:59PM on June 30th
  • Women's alumni participation is currently 22.9% -- need just 9 more donors before 11:59PM on June 30th
Remember, each additional percentage of participation will be matched by Randy and Shelby to the tune of $1000! So 22 more men will mean an additional $2000+, and 9 more women will mean another $2000+. Gifts of any size count, and this is a great opportunity to make a HUGE impact with your gift.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Latest Hawthorne Challenge Numbers


Time is running out!! The College's fiscal year ends June 30th, which means we are down to the final month of giving toward the Hawthorne Challenge.

  • Men are at 21.3% participation -- Need 36 alums to give in June to hit 25% matching goal!
  • Women are at 21% participation -- Need 18 alums to give in June to hit the 25% matching goal!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hawthorne Challenge Update

In an effort to increase alumni giving participation for the Tribe XC/Track & Field programs, Randy and Shelby Hawthorne have issued a challenge this year. The Hawthorne Challenge has a percentage participation component that we are close to reaching! For each percentage point of men's AND women's alumni giving participation, Randy and Shelby will donate $1,000 to each program (up to 25%). Here is how the participation challenge currently stands:

  • Men: current participation rate of 19.9% - 50 more donors to reach 25% challenge!
  • Women: current participation rate of 20.4% - just 21 more donors to reach 25% challenge!
If you have yet to give, please consider a donation to either program -- gifts must be received by June 30, 2016 to count toward the challenge.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Daniels-Elder Wins Lifetime Award


Jeri Daniels '82 a member of the William and Mary Hall of Fame has been honored as "Tribe Champion for Life" award.  She was the national AIAW champion in the discus at W&M. She also was a long time coach at Penn State and a coach on several world and Olympic teams. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Malone and Mattis Shine

Certainly if one heard that "Malone and Mattis" had a great weekend, you'd think you were back in 1984.  But this past weekend, John Malone's sone, Ben won the Colonial Relays 1500 meters exactly thirty years after John won the same race.   Ben won in 3:45.73.  Above is a great picture showing both of the Malones.

But outshining even Ben's performance was Sam Mattis (son of Marlon '85) who, two weeks ago, set the Ivy League discus record, a performance that also was the second fastest NCAA ever and an American collegiate record.  The throw, 221'3," also was an Olympic Games "A" standard throw.   Watch the throw below. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Randy Hawthorne Inducted into the Peninsula Running Hall of Fame

Rarely do you get to read such a comprehensive overview of Randy's accomplishments, but then the write, Rick Platt, has been watching from closeup for four decades.  Here is the great article. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

W&M Soars at XC Team Championships

William and Mary alums had a banner day at the USA Team XC Championships.  Sonja Friend-Uhl, as she seems to do in every championship, won the women's master's race (a week after she ran a 4:57 mile).   Jonathan Grey finished second (and you can see in the image above) in the senior men's division while Elaina Boularis was 17th in the women's race.  Am I missing anyone?  

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Three School Records to Open Indoor Season at CNU



Brian Waterfield breaks his own weight throw record by over 5 feet!



Leia Mistowski breaks the women's weight throw record by over a foot!



Derek O'Connell improves his indoor pole vault school record by 2 inches!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cookie Baking at the Hawthornes!


Per tradition, members of the XC/TF teams prepared for the annual Hawthorne Christmas Party by baking cookies on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Dozens upon dozens were baked and enjoyed by the W&M XC/TF Family at Sunday's party!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Regan Rome 24th

Regan Rome just finished 24th in 20:17 meaning she just earned her first All-American title.   My teammate, Todd Lindsley's ('85) daughter, Greta Lindsley also was at the NCAA meet finishing 224th.  John Kellogg's ('84) son was 86th in the Div III men's race