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.