Monday, September 1, 2014

Landry Second at 20K US Champtionships

'08 grade Christo Landry was narrowly beat by 1 second at the USA 20K national champs.  More soon.   Here is a pre-race interview with him. 

W& M XC/TF YouTube Channel

The W&M coaches have started a YouTube channel where you are going to get more up close experiences with the teams.  The videos above are interviews new coach Chris Solinsky made after the twin victories at Richmond.  Men's results.  Women's results

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Natalie Hall Hired as Distance Coach

Natalie Hall is the second All-American (Solinsky being the other one) now coaching at W&M.  Hall has been a distance coach at her alma mater for the past five years, having coached six All-Americans there in addition to two relay A-A teams.  She will be the head XC coach and an assistant track coach.  More

Christo Landry Preparing for Chicago Marathon

2008 W&M grad Christo Landry is busy preparing for the Chicago Marathon and running in tomorrow's New Haven 20K US Championship as this article details

Friday, August 29, 2014

First XC Meet of the Season

Meet a couple of W&M's cross country runners who will be completing tonight in Richmond. 

Get to Meet Alex Heacock

Alex Heacock and I used our lunch time today to talk about his new position as the throws coach at W&M.  Play the video to meet Alex. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Getting to Know the Tribe: Heather Clagett

Senior from Norfolk, Virgina (Norfolk Academy)
Women's Cross Country Captain

Friday, August 8, 2014

Solinsky to Coach at W&M

Former American record holder in the 10K Chris Solinsky is coming to W&M to coach the distance runners.  Solinsky ran 26:59 and has been part of a Nike training group in Portland, OR. I just spoke with Coach Walsh and will have an interview with Solinsky, Heacock and the soon to be announced final hire for the team in a few weeks.

In the small world category, Solinky's agent has always been Tom Ratcliffe who was my training partner for five years and the picture of him above, taken last week in Maine, was taken by Stacey Cramp who is married to my roommate from senior year of W&M.

Below are the last three laps of Solinsky's American record. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heacock Takes Throws Position

Alex Heacock graduated five years ago and has been doing a great job at CNU.  He will be the head throws coach taking over for Dan Stimson who will be volunteering beside him.  Here is the bio on Alex. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friend-Uhl Repeats

Usually you don't think of an 800 meter person doubling in the 5K, but Sonja Friend-Uhl did just that and came back today to win the USA master's 5K in 17:22.