Monday, December 31, 2007

Coach Emil Davis '85
Emil Davis, an '85 grad has been coaching at W&M for the last eight years. Click here for part one of his interview.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Randy Hawthorne '67 Wins Alumni Medallion Award
As we all know, no one has done more for W&M track and field than Randy. Thus it is fitting that he has been honored with an alumni medallion. More (Photo by Mark Mitchell)
Cam Shriver's 6'8.25" High Jump

Nicole Kazuba vaulting at CNU at 11-9
Nicole eventually jumped 12'7" at the meet.
Guevel's School Record 60m Hurdle Start
Katie is in the middle of the screen.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sonja Friend-Uhl '93 Interview
Sonja Friend, who once owned the 800m, 1000m and mile records at W&M, also ran in the 2000 Olympic 1500m trials and has created two businees that cater to improving one's personal fitness. Press here to hear the interview.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Cheryl Anderson '03, Trials Marathoner & Medical Student
Cheryl Anderson '03 expected many things when she ran her first marathon. A qualification for the Olympic Marathon Trials was not one of them. Nonetheless, as April approaches, Anderson finds herself not only preparing physically, but also gearing up for what could be the most important race of her life. More (Photo from

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Annual Christmas Party/Cookie Baking at the Hawthorne's
Here are some pictures of the team and W&M president at the annual party at Randy and Shelby's home. The others are of the pre-party cookie baking session.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Guevel Interview
If you read our fundraising letter, you already know about Katie Guevel '11 who is following in the footsteps of multi-event specialist Bonnie Meekins '07. In this interview she talks about her freshmen and school records in the 60 meter hurdles. Click here to listen.
Sprinters, Field Event Performers Shine at CNU Meet
Freshman Katie Guevel broke the school record in the 60m hurdles and sophomore Nicole Kazuba (Chantilly, Va.) qualified for the ECAC Championships in the pole vault to highlight a day full of action for the William and Mary women’s track and field team. In the pole vault, Nicole Kazuba set a personal-record of 12' 7.5" in qualifying for the ECAC indoor championships. In the 60m dash, freshman Olofunke Fagbami had a pair of Tribe all-time top-10 performances timing 8.07 seconds, tying for the fourth-best performance in school history. In the long jump, sophomore Alyssa Gaeto jumped 18’ 1.5”, the ninth-best mark ever at W&M, to take sixth place. More For the men junior Cam Shriver (click here for podcast interview) tied his personal-best mark in the high jump earning his second IC4A qualification of the young season. Senior Brandon Evans timed 7.35 seconds in the 60m dash, improving his personal-best in the event and ranking fifth all-time at the College. Redshirt-freshman Chad Cochran ran 9.20 seconds in the 60m hurdles, moving him into eighth place in school history. More
W&M Record Holder Mike Fratkin '71 Still Holds Records
Long before he set still standing W&M records, as this article points out, he was a standout at a Douglas Freeman High School.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sonja Friend-Uhl '93 Wins Palm Beach Marathon
Friend-Uhl ran 2:59.22 in her debut marathon and plans to run the Disney Marathon in January. More (Picture taken by Palm Beach Post)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Cam Shriver '08 Talks About His 6'8.25" High Jump
Shriver talks about his big PR this weekend at the Liberty Invitational where he qualified for the IC4As. To hear about how he had his breakthrough, click here.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Nine Qualify for ECAC/IC4A Meet
Led by Ian Fitzgerald, who provisionally qualified for the NCAA 5k with a time of 14:07, and Emily Anderson who ran 4:53 in the mile (7th fastest in school history), five men and four women qualified for the post season meets in the very first indoor meet of the season. Read more on the women and the men.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Please Consider Donating to the Track/Field/XC teams
This week you should have received a letter from the Spiked Shoe Society Board asking for a donation to the track and field and cross country teams (click here for the letter). If you want to send a check, please send it to The Spiked Shoe Society, PO Box 399, Williamsburg, VA 23187. You can also pay online by clicking here.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

2007-08 Track Schedule
This weekend begins the track season for the men and women with the first indoor meet. The outdoor season will culminate with the US Olympic Track and Field Trials. Assistant Coach Ed Moran '03 in the 5 and 10K and Sean Graham '03 in the 5K have already run automatic qualifiers for the trials. In the 10K both head Cross Country Coach Kathy Newberry '00 and 2007 graduate Keith Bechtol are provisional qualifiers. Additionally Cheryl Bauer and Megan Holden have qualified for the women's marathon trials which will be held in Boston in April.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Drexell George '77 Talks About His Shot Put Record
George, who has been a Fairfax County, VA teacher and coach for over two decades, talks about his still standing 1976 indoor shotput school record of 57-7. The pictures above are of Drexell in his throwing days and with his family today. Click here for the blog post.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Post NCAA XC Race Interviews
Here is a quick interview with Coach Gibby and Three Time All-America Christo Landry about 60 minutes after the completion of the race. Landry's 13th place is the 4th best W&M performance behind 2 from Matt Lane (5th and 11th) and one from Hal Michael (7th)

Monday, November 26, 2007

More on the NCAA XC Meet
If you missed Sean Anastasia-Murphy's audiocast of the NCAA race, you can hear it here. You can also see the entire race here. Finally redshirt frosh Patterson Wilhelm participated in his NCAA race and writes about it here.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Ed Moran '03 runs 13:33 5K in Ekiden Relay
Assistant Coach Ed Moran '03 ran 13:33 in the opening leg of the this year's Ekiden Relay in Chiba, Japan. Moran handed off the sash in 3rd, but the USA team eventually fell to 4th overall. More and Video.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

More NCAA Video And More To Come
This has a number of good long shots, but you can clearly see Landry finishing at 3:40 (-2.05) and other W&M runners at
4:30(-1.18). See the entire race.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

NCAA Video
My video is coming soon, but if you missed the telecast, this is a good start.
NCAA Pictures
Thanks to Timo O'Dowd '80 for the finish line shots of the NCAA meet.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Landry 13th, team 15th at NCAA XC Meet
William and Mary senior Christo Landry earned the third All-American honor of his career equaling Matt Lane as the only other three time XC All-America by placing 13th overall in a field of more than 250 runners. Liberty’s Josh McDougal won his first NCAA title by mere feet over Oregon’s Galen Rupp. In the team race, Rupp’s Ducks claimed the championship for the first time since 1977, with a score of 85-113 over Iona. As a team, William and Mary placed 15th with 432 points, the 11th top-15 showing in school history. More on W&M More on the overeall race Video interviews with the top runners. Check back here Tuesday afternoon for pictures and video from the W&M team.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Men 3rd and Women 2nd at IC4A/ECAC Race
Showing their incredible strength, the men's "B" team, led by Charlie Swartz in 10th and Drew Midland in 17th, finished 3rd at the IC4A race in the Bronx while the women led by a 4th place finish from Emily Anderson and 11th from Erin Prillaman completed the day in 2nd place overall in the ECAC Championships.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Watch and Listen to the NCAA XC Race LIVE!
On Monday the 19th at high noon, click here to hear a live audiocast featuring Sean Anastasia-Murphy who is an assistant coach and was on the team that finished 8th last year. Sean will be giving mile by mile updates, insights about each runner and interviews immediately after the race. You will need Quick Time and can, if necessary, download it free from the link above. If you miss the audiocast, then you can come back on Tuesday and listen to the archived broadcast. You can also watch (for free) the frontrunners live by clicking here. If it's possible, perhaps you could watch the video stream and listen to Sean's commentary. In the days after the race, we will also have some of our own video and interviews.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gibby and Massam Talk About the Season & NCAA Meet
First off click here for an interview with fifth year men's coach Alex Gibby who talks about the team's chances and how he prepares the team to do well at the NCAA meet. Secondly we have a blog from sophomore Ben Massam who will be participating in his first NCAA meet. Click here for that.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

William and Mary Men Ranked 21st
Going into the NCAA meet, the men are ranked 21st in the nation. Interesting enough, NC State is 10th despite beating the Tribe by only 5 points at the regional meet. Can the team equal their 8th place race of 2006? Coming in the next week will be a podcast with Coach Gibby, two blogs by members of the NCAA team, our audiocast on Monday as well as video and pictures of the meet. If you can make it to the meet, here are directions, course map, etc. Stay tuned.

Monday, November 12, 2007

List of NCAA Qualifying Teams
Click here for the complete list of teams, including our own men's team, for next Monday's championship race. More info.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Men's Team Qualifies for NCAA Meet for 11th Straight Year!
The men's xc team led by Christo Landry and Ian Fitzgerald finished 3rd and the women following Emily Anderson came in 10th in the Southeast Region. All three runners as well as Ben Massam and Patterson Wilhelm earned All-Southeast Honors. Check back later in the week for a podcast with Alex Gibby and instructions for how to hear the NCAA meet LIVE on November 19th at 10:50 am.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Cheryl Bauer Anderson Qualifies for Trials Marathon
Anderson '04, a third year medical student qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon with a 2:42.53 and has run other times such as a 5K in 16:49 on the roads. Read more (Photo courtesy of

Monday, November 5, 2007

Frey Talks About The Olympic Marathon Trials
Jacob Frey '04 talks about his 22nd place at the Olympic Trials, Ryan Hall's victory and the death of his friend and Saucony teammate, Ryan Shay. Click here to listen.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Last Tune Up of the Regular Season
Senior James Picard took third at the Cavalier Open leading five teammates at the individuals-only meet in a warm-up for next week’s region championship. For the women junior Emily Schroeder led the team finishing second in 18:36.68.
Frey '04 Finishes 22nd in Olympic Trials Marathon
Come back Monday for an interview with Jacob.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Landry Talks About Season To Date
Two time All-American Christo Landry talks about the 2007 season, his personal and team hopes for the rest of the season. Click here to hear.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Watch Jacob Frey Live in Marathon Trials
Frey '04 has the 23rd fastest entry time for the US Olympic Marathon trials, but after his 4th in the Pan-Am games is looking forward to a much higher finish which you can watch live (for free)at 7:25 am Saturday by clicking here. Come back to this website for an interview afterwards.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Men's and Women's Teams Win CAA

The men's team turned in the most dominating performance in conference history Friday at Bethpage State Park, winning the CAA title with a record-low score of 16 points for their 15th CAA title. Ten of the top 12 finishers were from W&M and Ian Fitzgerald didn't even run. Full story. Erin Prillaman led the women to a fifth consecutive title. Read more. More from the Flat Hat Men Women

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Into the Wild" with Matt Murray '83
If you've seen the new Sean Penn movie, "Into the Wild," or read the book with the same title by Jon Krakauer, you know that running was very important to Chris McCandless. Before he set off on his cross country journey he was coached in high school by Matt Murray '83 who is featured in this article about their time together.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Men's and Women's Teams at Pre-Nationals
Thanks to Tim O'Dowd '80 for these pictures which can be found here and here at

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tribe Takes Two 4th Place Finishes at Tribe Open on Oct. 13th
While the varsity runners were at the Pre-National meet, William and Mary showed its depth with redshirt athletes sophomore Charlie Swartz and junior Katie Endres leading the way. Next up is the CAA meet this weekend where the men will try to win their 15th title and the women look to defend their crown.
Men's Team Falls to 28th in Coaches' Poll
The most recent poll of Division I coaches now ranks the men's team 28th in the US. The men are ranked 3rd in the Southern Region behind North Caroline State and UVA. The top two teams will receive automatic bids to the NCAA meet.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Emily Anderson Talks About Pre-Nationals
Coming into college Emily Anderson '10 was a half miler who battled injuries and was more of an afterthought duing the 2007 XC season. But this past week, she led the team at the Pre-National meet and was selected as the CAA Athlete of the Week. Hear her interview here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fitzgerald and Anderson are CAA Runners of the Week
Senior Ian Fitzgerald and Emily Anderson and were selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Runners of the Week. Check back here Friday for a podcast interview with Emily.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Interview with Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifer Jacob Frey
In 19 days, Jacob Frey '04 will be running in the US Olympic Marathon Trials. After a 4th at the Pan-Am Games he is training well. Hear an interview with him here.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Men's Team 11th, Women's 24th at Pre-Nationals
The men's cross country team ran Saturday at the Pre-National Invitational, placing 11th in the 40-team "White" race. No. 20 Texas-El Paso won the race over No. 3 Colorado. Read more. The women's cross country team placed 24th in the 35-team "White" race. No. 8 Princeton won the race. Read more. Full men's results. Full women's results.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Gousen/Fitzgerald Chosen as CAA Runners of the Week
Senior Emily Gousen (Arlington, Va.) earned her second Runner of the Week award from the Colonial Athletic Association. Read more. Likewise read about Ian's great week.
Men's XC Ranked 16th in the Newest Poll
The William and Mary men’s cross country fell three spots in the national rankings this week, dropping to No. 16 after being upset by then-16th Georgetown in the Colonial Inter-Regional on Saturday. Read More.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Ed Moran caps off best professional season with Pan-Am gold
Coming into 2007, Ed Moran ’03 planned to focus on achieving the World Championships “A” Standard at 5,000 meters. Little did he know that in his first attempt he would earn the “A” standard and set a personal best en route to his best season yet as a professional runner for Nike. Read more.