Monday, April 14, 2014

Colonials' Pictures

Here and here are over 200 pictures from the Colonial Relays taken by Tim O'Dowd. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Balouris Story in the Flat Hat

Here is a nice piece on senior Elaina Balouris who is in her senior season at W&M with five All-American titles, she is hoping for a 6th in the 5 or 10K (which is running in two weeks).  

Past Coaches at Colonials

Tim O'Dowd promises me more pictures soon, but in the meantime here is a picture of Harry Groves and Baxter Berryhill at our recent Colonial Relays' reunion taken by Brian Mount.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Landry Sizzles in First National Title

While the rest of his fellow brethren were enjoying a great reunion (pictures coming) in Williamsburg, Christo Landry was flying to his first national championship at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler in 46:41. The run made his the 6th fastest US performer of all time!  The race placed him sixth overall and proves his decision to stay with former W&M coach Alex Gibby is paying off.    

Monday, March 24, 2014

Join Multiple Coaches at Colonial Relays' Reunion

In addition to Coach Walsh, Jill Miller and the star of our show, Dan Stimson, we will also be joined by Harry Groves (who coached Steve Walsh at Penn State), Roy Chernock and Jim Goggin at our reunion.  Click here for the details on the reunion and go here to reserve your spot

W&M Invite Results

W&M swept the throwing events with a pair of two-event champions.  Sophomore Rochelle Evans(Christiansburg, Va.) won the hammer throw on Friday afternoon with a lifetime-best toss of 42.74m (140-3), improving to 11th all-time in school history, and followed up Saturday with a win in the shot put.  She put the shot 13.70m (44-11.5) to qualify for the ECAC Championships.  Classmate Katie Johnston (Haddonfield, N.J.) won both her signature event, the javelin, at 40.12m (131-7), and also edged out Evans in the discus with a collegiate-best 38.50m (126-4).  Johnson now ranks 16th in school history with the discus.

The Tribe got a fifth victory in the field events thanks to freshman Susannah Philbrick (Salem, Ore.), who won the triple jump with a mark of 11.02m (36-2).  Philbrick now ranks 13th all-time at W&M outdoors in the event.  On the track, wins came from senior Olivia Harding (Roanoke, Va.) in the 800m with a time of 2:19.68, as well as juniorBrittany Biagi (Mullica Hill, N.J.), who ran 1:05.51 to take the 400m hurdles.  Rounding out the winners was sophomore Meghan McGovern (North Wales, Pa.), leading a Tribe sweep of the top three spots in the 1,500m with a time of 4:32.87 in her debut at the event. More

As it has been all year long, the strength of the Tribe field eventers led the way.  In the pole vault, redshirt-freshmanDerek O'Connell (Virginia Beach, Va.) took gold at a height of 4.90m (16-0.75), his fifth meet over 16 feet in the past two months, and took three solid looks at a school-record 5.10m (16-8.75).  O'Connell qualified himself for the IC4A Championships and his height was tied for the eighth-best single performance ever at W&M, while he now ranks tied for fourth all-time among athletes.  Freshman Lucas Wratschko (Fairfax, Va.) was third overall, clearing the bar at 4.65m (15-3) to rank 13th in school history.  Also in the jumps, redshirt-freshman Dominic Burkett(Chesapeake, Va.) won the long jump, his first of two victories on the day, with a leap of 6.60m (21-8).

In the throws, sophomores ruled the roost.  Taylor Frenia (Virginia Beach, Va.) was a double-winner, taking both the shot put and the discus.  His put of 16.15m (53-0) qualifies him for the IC4A Championships, and his best throw in the discus went 46.13m (151-4).  Classmate Bob Smutsky (Dillsburg, Pa.) also qualified for the IC4A Championships, in his signature event of the javelin.  The Team USA veteran and 2013 U.S. Junior Champ opened up the spring with a throw of 64.38m (211-3) to take the victory, and second-place went to freshmanTucker Rizzi (Westport, Conn.) with a lifetime-best throw of 54.58m (179-1).  After just one meet, Rizzi ranks 10th all-time in school history. More

Friday, March 21, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

6th and 14th at NCAA

Emily Stites and Elaina Balouris finished 6th and 14th respectively at the NCAA 5K last night.   Here is an article from Stites' hometown paper on her career up to the race last night.  More

Friday, March 14, 2014

Flotrack Predicts "W&M Girls To Challenge in 5K"

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I can't remember the last time W&M had two people in the top six in any race and now even Flotrack is predicting Stites and Balouris to challenge for the top couple of spots tonight.