Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Davis '99 5th at Trail Running World Champs
Jim Davis was 5th at the world championships for trail runners in the time of 1:31.51. Davis is the head coach of Mid-Pacific Institute's high school T&F team, in Honolulu.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Holiday Party at the Hawthorne's Home
Not that it every snows (see pics above) in Williamsburg, but the Hawthornes try to get everyone in the mood with their annual party.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sonja Friend Wins 5K While 6 Months Pregnant
Sonja '93 still is in the top five all time for 800 , 1000 and the mile for W&M. Now in her 30's and pregnant with her second child, she won a 5K road race in 19:15. Article Podcast (Photo from Palm Beach Post)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Newsletter in the Mail
You should have or will soon receive your semi-annual newsletter in the mail or you can see it here. Fraser Hudgins, Brigid Dorsey, Michael Keeling, Rick Platt and Randy Hawthorne spent a lot of time putting it together. We need others to help us. If you'd like to help in the future, please e-mail

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Four Qualify for IC4A/ECAC
In the indoor season's first meet, Ian Fitzgerald won the mile in 4:12.72, qualifying him for the IC4A Championships. Freshman Liam Anastasia-Murphy was the runner-up, while redshirt-freshman Chris Tyson and sophomore Sean Sewell placed third and fifth, respectively. In the 5,000-meter run W&M went one thriough three with all qualifying for the IC4A meet. Ben Massam led with a 14:24.07 followed by Jon Grey and Colin Leak. More On the women's side Nicole Kazuba qualified for the ECAC Championships in the pole vault with her mark of 12’ 5.5”, which earned her first place. More

Thursday, November 27, 2008

W&M Men 18th All Time In NCAA XC Appearances
According to this, there are only 17 teams that have gone to the NCAA XC meet more than the men's team twenty-two appearances. The national leader is Wisconsin with forty-seven trips to the meet. The top finish remains the 1973 team that was 4th.  The women have gone six times to the NCAA XC meet. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Frey 15th At New York City
Otstot '04 Thirty-First At Arizona Ironman
After suffering a major ankel sprain this summer, Adam (pictured above on the left) had 11 weeks to ready himself for one of the most grueling physical challenges. He ended up finishing Ironman Arizona in a time of 9hours 12minutes and 45seconds. A new PR and a time good enough for 2nd in his age group (25-29yrs old), 31st overall, and the 6th amateur. By virtue of his age group position, he has qualified (for the second time) and accepted (for the first time) a chance to race next Fall in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. He was unable to go this past time, because he had already decided to race the World Duathlon Championships (of which he won his age group - in other words he is a world champion). His splits were: 53:31 for the 2.4 mile swim, 4:59:55 for the 112 mile bike, and 3:11:29 for the 26.2 mile run.
NCAA Pictures
Thanks to Tim O'Dowd '80 for these pictures with the throw back uniform. Click here or on the picture to see them all.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Moran Leads US to 8th at Ekiden Relay
Moran ran a 13:47 first leg handing off the sash in 5th place. The team then fell to 8th overall. If you look closely at the video, you will see Moran running his leg.
Men 16th at NCAA Meet
The men performed about as the polls predicted finishing one place lower than in 2007 with their sixteenth place finish. Unlike last year there was no front runner so the team's success came about due to the thirty-six second spread between the first and fifth runners. Leading the team was Patterson Wilhelm who was 69th in 30:38, followed by Jon Grey in 78th (30:43) and Colin Leak (30:52) in 95th. Rounding out the top five were Ben Massam in 124th (31:04) and Lewis Woodard (31:14). Tom Burke and Peter Dorrell were 195 and 241st respectively.

Interview with the Men's Team Just Before NCAA Meet
Nally '07 Finishes 7th at the Philly Marathon
Daniel Nally '07 and Adam Tenerowicz '08 ran 2:27:54 for 7th and 2:32:02 for 19th places respectively at the Philadelphia Marathon yesterday.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Women Third/Men Eighth
The women's team finished third at the ECAC meet and the men were 8th in the IC4A meet. Lynn Morelli paced the Tribe at the championships, finishing in ninth with her time of 18:20. Betsy Graney finished right behind Morelli in 10th place with her time of 18:21. Also earning All-East honors Meghan Burns and Heather Beichner. More Brian Sklodowski was the top male, placing 18th with a time of 25:44. Also earning All-East honors Chris Tyson who finished in 21st with a time of 25:46. More

Gibby Talks
Gibby talks about the season to date and the NCAA meet.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gibby Named Southeast Region Coach of the Year
After upsetting UVA, this is a well deserved accolade for Alex Gibby as he and the team prepare for tomorrow's IC4A/ECAC and Monday's NCAA meet. More

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Moran to Compete on Chiba Ekiden Relay
As he did last year, Coach Ed Moran will miss Monday's NCAA meet to compete himself in the Chiba Ekiden (Japan) relay. More

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Men Jump to 14th Nationally
After the great race at Regionals, the men are now ranked 14th in the US. More (picture from Flat Hat). Also remember the women's team and the men's "B" team are competing this weekend at the ECAC/IC4A meets.

L ive and Video Coverage of the NCAA Meet
If you want to see the XC meet live (men at 12:48) go here on Monday. Flotrack will be there with interviews (and has a nice video of the actual course here) as will Trackshark. Here is the meet website. If you are going to the meet, it includes a course map, how to get to the meet and more. On Monday, click here for results.

Monday, November 17, 2008

No Women Going to NCAA Meet
The NCAA field was just announced and unfortunately it does not include any W&M women. The men, of course, are automactic qualifiers. Check back later in the week for ways to watch the even live and get results quickly.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Men, 1st and Women 5th At Regionals
The men automatically qualify for the NCAA meet next Wednesday with just a 54 second space separating the top five runners. The women, led by Meghan Burns leading the women to a fifth place finish, their best team run of the year and better than the polls predicted. Results for men and women. Colin Leak, Patterson Wilhelm, Ben Massan and Meghan Burns each earned All-Southeast honors. This will be the 12th straight time the men have gone to the NCAA meet. The women technically still have a chance, but still probably won't go (to be announced on Tuesday). More and more more

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Big Day is Almost Here
Yes, the men should easily qualify, but you still have to run the race. Will they get to a 12th straight NCAA meet and will Emily Anderson join them for the women? Click here on race day for all the results. You can also go here to see a preview of the meet.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More CAA Video Footage
Click here to see some video from both the men's and women's races as well as a short interview with Emily Anderson.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tom Burke and Kelly McElroy Win the Cavalier Open
Tom Burke led the William and Mary Tribe men’s cross country team at the Cavalier Open, winning the 8K race followed by Skeeter Morris in second. Max Werner and Robert Sagar finished the race in fifth and sixth, respectively. Rounding out the Tribe runners in the top-10 was senior Bryce Wilk in 10th, Sean Sewell and Cabell Rosanelli who finished in 12th and 14th place. More and more

Kelly McElroy won the Cavalier Open on Friday with Senior Emily Schroeder coming in second, Meredith Tighe and Sallie Ford finishing in eighth and 10th. Finishing just outside the top-10 in 11th was Sara Lasker, Kristen Dietz , Amelia Emerson and Avery Mattingly finished in 14th, 15th, and 16th. More and more

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Men Rise to 17th in National Polls
As is common with Gibby led teams, the men have now started their late season climb up the national polls. They are still ranked #2 behind Virginia in the Southeast region where the first two teams will automatically qualify for nationals. The women are ranked eighth in the region.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Nice To Be Noticed
Last year linked to one of our interviews and today did the same (see above) for the interview with Paul Vandegrigt below. The last time a W&M person was featured in T&F News for adding a story was when our own Randy Hawthorne was a regular contributor in the 1980s!

CAA Men's Race
This is a great spectator course as you can see the runners about eight times without breaking into a sweat.

Emily Anderson Talks About Her Victory
Unfortunately I got to the meet too late to record the women's race (my daughter had a skating lesson!), but above you can hear Emily talk about her race.
Men and Women Win CAA XC Titles
The Tribe was once again dominant, claiming second place to eighth in the 8K race. Junior Colin Leak came in second place in a PR of 24:00, followed by Jon Grey, Patterson Wilhelm and junior Harry Miller who finished third, fourth, and fifth, respectively. More, more and more

The William and Mary Tribe women’s cross country team continued its dominance at the CAA championships on Saturday, winning its sixth-straight conference title. Junior Emily Anderson was the individual winner in a time 21:02, fifteen seconds better than the rest of the field. Meghan Burns finished in third place with her time of 21:18, while Betsy Graney came in sixth with a time of 21:43. Junior Kayley Byrne finished eighth in a time of 21:49, with teammates Lynn Morelli and Heather Beichner right behind her in ninth and 10th, respectively. More , more and more.

If the meet was scored W&M against the CAA, it would be 27 WM 28 CAA for the women and 20 WM 43 CAA for the men! (photo from

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Paul Vandegrift Interview
Vandegrift '92 was the top rated miler in the US coming out of high school and continued on that trajectory earning seven All-American titles at W&M. After school he ran several summers in Europe and finished as high as 4th at the T.A.C. (now USATF) meet. Today he is a high school English teacher, track and cross country coach. One of his first cross country/track athletes was none other than Ed Moran. Click here to hear the interview (give it a minute to load).

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Men Continue to be Ranked 21st Heading to CAA
The men's team ranking stayed exactly the same this week nationally and likewise they remain 2nd in the region. The men's and women's team will be at the CAA meet this weekend at 10 am in Manassas, VA.
Assistant Coach Ed Moran Wins USATF Grant
USATF announced that Coach Moran is one of five receiving $4000 grants to help their running careers. Moran was 4th at the Olympic Trials in the 10K this past summer and was a four time All-American runner at W&M before starting his coaching career.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tribe Open Video

Alex Ball is becoming quite the movie maker. Watch the video of the race and analysis by Coach Fritz who both knows the pole vault and apparently cross country! There is also an interview with tatoo laden Ariel Burbey as well as Meredith Tighe and Kelsey Budd. On the men's side we get interviews with Lewis Woodward and Dan Stimson.
W&M Men Move Up to 21st Nationally
The men's team, despite having a sub par race from Massam, is now ranked 21st in the country and ranked 2nd in the region just behind UVA. So after losing Laundry and Fitzgerald to graduation and end of eligibility, the team now stands a very good chance of automatically qualifying for the NCAA meet (top 2 in region). The women's team is now seventh in the region.
Lots and Lots of Photos From Pre-Nationals
Tim O'Dowd '80 takes pictures for the Irish Runner and kindly put together a number of pictures of the W&M women here and the men here from the pre-nationals meet this past weekend.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fitzgerard, Woodward and Tigne Lead Tribe Open
With no XC eligibility, Ian Fitzgerald won the race with Lewis Woodard, racing in a Tribe singlet for the first time in his career, finishing second in 25:17. Chris Tyson was third in 25:30, and Jay Bilsborrow finished fifth in 25:35. Robert Sagar led three teammates across the line with his ninth-place finish in 26:04, finishing ahead of Sean Sewell in 26:13.

Meredith Tighe took home the individual title, crossing the line in 23:14. Ariel Burbey was second in 23:16. Sara Lasker finished third in 23:43, and Robin Vanneman took fifth in a sprint at the end over Amelia Emerson, 23:55 to 23:56. Avery Mattingly was seventh in 24:27, and - Kelsey Budd was in 15th with a time of 25:53.

Click here for the men's and here for the women's results. The video is coming soon.

Pre-National Results
The women had a great start coming through the halfway mark as the 4th team, but fell to 16th by the finish line. Here are team and individual results. At the 5K mark, the men were in 4th and finished in 6th place (individual results).

Patterson Wilhelm was the top finisher crossing the line in 24:09.8 for 27th place. Close behind was Jon Grey 29th in 24:11.0. Colin Leak was 39th in 24:19.9, and Tom Burke (was 53rd in 24:28.8. Peter Dorrell rounded out the scoring for W&M in 94th (24:51.9), with Ben Massam 25:10.9, and Charlie Swartz 25:29.8, crossing sixth and seventh to serve as displacers. The top video is the men's highlights you can see the entire race by clicking here.

All-American Emily Anderson was the top finisher in 21:19.4 for 45th place. Meghan Burns was second for the team, finishing 90th in 21:47.4, Kayley Byrne was 100th in 21:53.5. Lynn Morelli ran 22:03.1, Heather Beichner finished the scoring in 138th with a time of 22:11.2. Emily Arena and Emily Schroeder finished in 22:20.0 and 22:33.3.
The bottom video is the highlight race for the women and here is the entire race.

Friday, October 17, 2008

New Rankings
In the most recent rankings, the men's team remains at 24 and are ranked third in the Southeast Region. If nothing else changes, that would mean the men have a great chance to going to the NCAA meet. But all that will change after the pre-national meet tomorrow. Hopefully that will mean the women move up as they are now ranked 11th in the region which is no where close to getting to nationals.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pre-National Meet Times and Opponents
I will have results up soon after the meet, but the women are running at 11:35 am and the men at 12:10 pm. Also there video from the meet can be found here on race day. To see a preview of the men's race go here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Men Fall to 24th in US
After moving up to 22nd with the inter-regional meet, apparently not racing means a team may fall two places as the men have done this week. The women remain unranked.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Emily Arena '09 Podcast
Arena has twice been in the top five for the Tribe. Here she talks about the season so far, how the team has 5-6 runners training in a pack and their hopes for the pre-National meet coming up.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Men Move Up to 22nd in NCAA Poll
Coach Gibby (see interview from last week below) may not care about early season polls, but the men's team moved up one slot in the NCAA poll to 22. This rank puts the men behind UVA (12th) and NC State (13th) in the Southeast region. The women still are not in the top 30 while Southeast region rivals NC State (20th), Duke (26th) and North Carolina (28th) are in the ranking.

You can see the Flat Hat article on the Inter-Regional meet by clicking here.
Anderson & Massam Are CAA Athletes of the Week
Emily Anderson (above) who finished fourth in the Inter-Regional Challenge and Ben Massam, who was victorious, were chosen as athletes of the week by the CAA. You can see them racing and their interviews below. More (Anderson) and More (Massam)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Interviews from Inter-Regional
Alex Ball just bought his video camera and is already at work with race coverage and interviews with both the men and women from the race earlier today.
Men First, Women Second at Inter-Regional
Running against former W&M coach Walt Drenth's Michigan State team, the men, who are ranked 23rd in the nation, won and while the women fell to the 8th ranked team in the country by a score of 19 to 42 with only All-American Emily Anderson breaking up their front five. Kayley Byrne finished in sixth-place with a time of 22:09.0, while Lynn Morelli came in seventh, Meghan Burns in 13th and Emily Arena finished in 14th. More The men had 3 in the top five with Ben Massam winning the race, followed by Colin Leak in second place with a time of 25:04.1 and Patterson Wilhelm came in fourth with a time of 25:09.5. Jon Grey finished in 13th followed by Tom Burke in 15th. More Come back in a few days for some interviews.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Interview with Alex Gibby
Junior Alex Ball will be helping us this fall with interviews. Here is his first video where he ask about the upcoming season, the recent ranking, the loss of last year's # runner and more.
Matt Lane '01 Featured in Movie
So this movie is about nine people who tried to make the 2004 Olympic team including Lane who was 4th in the 5K (as he was in 2000). Click here for the trailer which is mostly Lane talking.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Men Ranked 23rd Nationally
After eleven straight trips to the NCAA meet, the men are ranked 3rd in the Southeast behind NC State and UVA and 23rd in the US. Check back in a few days for an interview with the coaches about the outlook for the season.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Men 3rd, Arena 3rd at Lou Onesty Invite
The XC teams opened their 2008 seasons led by the third place finish by redshirt freshman Max Werner who placed 19th, finishing in 25:53.94. Sophomore Jay Bilsborrow ran second for the College, finishing 22nd in 25:56.33. Redshirt Freshman Chris Tyson placed 25th (26:05.34) just ahead of senior Bryce Wilk (26th, 26:06.44). Sophomore Robert Sagar finished 31st in 26:16.09, while classmate Skeeter Morris came in 52nd, finishing in 27:47.53. More

Emily Arena (pictured above) paced the Tribe finishing fifth in 18:47.04 (and thus earned CAA runner of the week honors), while freshman Heather Beichner placed seventh (19:27.82) in her first collegiate race. Virginia’s Lauretta Dezubay won the event, finishing in a time of 17:55.01. Juniors Ariel Burbey (19:47.35) and Kelly McElroy (19:50.69) had solid races for the Green and Gold in spite of the porous conditions, finishing in 11th and 12th respectively. Classmate Sallie Ford finished 14th in 19:56.92, while freshmen Kristen Dietz (17th, 20:22.95) and Brittany Sevachko (20:32.43) rounded out the Tribe runners. More

Monday, September 8, 2008

Anthony Arena '07 Races Mountain Trail Race
Talk about a challenge. Arena ran the Imogene Pass Run which is a 17.1 mile point-to-point mountain race within the western San Juan mountains of Colorado, run along a route which connects the towns of Ouray (7810 ft.) and Telluride (8820 ft.) by way of 13,120 foot Imogene Pass. He finished 24th overall and first in his age group.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

New Recruits for the Women's Team
  • Heather Beichner: 2006 and 2007 NCHSAA 2A State Champion in cross country .Three-time state champion in the 1,600m 2008 800m state champion 2007 1,000m indoor state champion
  • Kristen Dietz: Was named all-district all four years in cross country MVP of the track team in 2006 and 2008 Broke the school’s mile record in 2008
  • Amelia Emerson: Named All-District and All-Region in 2005, 2006, and 2007 Named All-State in cross country in 2006 and 2007 District champion in the 800m run in 2006
  • Hannah Johnston: Member of 2005 Southern Maine Athletic Association Regional runner-up team
  • Brittany Sevachko: Three-time Nike Indoor Championships All-American Four-time All-State in indoor track and three-time All-State in outdoor track . Four-time All-District and four-time All-District in indoor track Three-time All-Region and three-time All-District in outdoor track NSIC Academic All-American in 2008 Honorable mention in the Washington Post for both indoor and outdoor track in 2008.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Cross Country Time Is Here
Will the men's team make it to the NCAA meet for the 12th year in a row? Will the young and very strong women's team make it back after a long absence? Today we start with the new recruits for the men's team to be followed shortly by the women. Also Alex Ball (who is a field events junior) will be providing video interviews this season starting with one with Gibby and Kathy later this week. So here are the new recruits and their accomplishments:

  • Alex McGrath: New England Champ at 3200m/NH XC and 3200 ChampHas run 908.6 for 3200m
  • Peter Dorrell: Has run 153.10/2:28.59/4:11.62/8:58.30, a nince time State AA Champion
  • Zach Gates: 4th at Indiana State Meet in XC and 3200, has run 4:18 and 9:11
  • Liam Anastasia-Murphy: State runner-Up at 1000m and 800m, has run 1:54.9/2:30.25/4:21.24
  • John Pence: two time All-State at 3200/ Has run 9:17 for 3200m
  • David Adley: has run 4:16.63/1:55 on relay/8:50.55 for 3000m, was WPIAL Champ in XC/All-State at 1600m
  • Jon Grey (Transfer): from University of Oklahoma, 17th at NCAA MW Regional/32nd at Big 12 Champs/14:44.02 for 5000m

Finally the coaches just selected the MVP award winners for the 2008 track season and they are:

Cam Shriver and Ian Fitzgerald (co-winners) for the men and Emily Anderson for the women.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gerard and Dunn Get Promotions
Okay follow this. Andy Gerard was W&M's distance coach before he moved to Palo Alto to be the head XC coach at Stanford where he was before he moved to George Mason. Two days ago he was promoted to become the first head of the combined programs. Yesterday Stanford announced that former W&M runner and current UVA coach, Jason Dunn (who was coached by Andy Gerard) has been selected as the new women's distance coach. Of course Stanford came to its recent prominence under Vin Lananna (now at Oregon) who ran for former W&M coach Roy Chernock back when they were at CW Post College. So it all connects back to W&M!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Moran Races 7:58 in London
Ed Moran ran 7:58 for 3000 meters well off the PR he set a few days ago. He still has two races left on his European trip.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Moran Runs 7:47 at DN Galen Meet
Coming off his 4th in the 10K at the Olympic Trials, Moran ran 3 seconds better than his best 3K last year to place 13th in 7:47.86. Next up is a 5K this Saturday in London.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Supporting W&M Track/XC
Christo Landry and Emily Anderson led a fleet of great performances this past year. But theirs and the other great accomplishments do not come cheap. Flying to the NCAA tune-up meet in the fall, the regional NCAA meet in the spring, not to mention traveling to the IC4A/ECAC meets costs a great deal of money. Several weeks ago you received a newsletter with a form and envelope to send back a contribution to the team. If you would like to help our growing team, there are a bunch of jobs listed in the newsletter. Remember how important track/xc was to you in college and please consider giving a contribution and/or your time. If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail me If you did not get the newletter please click on the link or picture above to see it.

Also Ed Moran is now in Sweden and will be running several races beginning this Wednesday which will be featured on this site.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Graney 16th At World Juniors
Graney finished sixth in her heat in 10:37.96, only about six seconds shy of her personal best set in an all-region performance at the NCAA East Regional on May 31 (10:31.87). This wraps up an outstanding freshman season for Graney, which saw her earn CAA Rookie of the Year honors and become the second-fastest steeplechaser in school history in only her first year ever running the event. Graney, the Colonial Relays champion, reset the Tribe freshman record four times in eight races this year, and earned silver at the CAA Championships and bronze at the ECAC Championships. Results

Monday, July 7, 2008

Betsy Graney Talks About the World Junior Champs
A year ago Graney '11 was a 5 flat miler. On Tuesday she will be competing in the first round of the World Junior Championships in the steeplechase (and finals on Thursday), an event she only started running this year. Furthermore she now holds the frosh record in the event and stands as number two on the W&M all time list. To hear how one does so much in a year, click here (minute to upload).

Sunday, July 6, 2008

W&M Olympic Trials Qualifiers
As the trials wrap up, I thought it would be interesting to see all of the W&M runners who have made the trials. Unfortunately I don't know how far many of them made it, so if you know, please put a comment. Click here to see the names.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Moran and Anderson at the Trials
This is Ed from his 10K finals and Emily from the semi-finals. (photos from Cheryl Treworgy of
Anderson Finishes Trials Run
Running in the second semifinal, Anderson finished 10th in 4:20.85, which placed her 19th overall between the two heats. Her time placed her one spot ahead of Arkansas’ Dacia Barr, a nice turnabout from the NCAA Championships where Barr finished fourth, one spot ahead of Anderson. Anderson will take a well-deserved break after a cross country and track season that began almost 10 months ago. Over that time, she has racked up accolades, including CAA Track and Field Athlete of the Year, All-American, two ECAC Championships, and all-region honors in track; All-CAA, All-Southeast Region, and All-East honors in cross country; and four school records. Click here or on the picture above to see her entire race.

Moran 4th in 10K
Ed Moran ’03 MPP ’05 was in great position all night long during the 10,000m finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials, but came up just short of making the U.S. team for the Beijing Olympics with his fourth place finish. Moran stayed in the top six for the entire 25-lap race, moving past Adam Goucher and Josh Rohatinsky over the last 800m, but was not able to catch 3rd place finisher Torres, finishing six seconds back in 27:52.10. This was only the second time Moran had ever run the 10,000m on the track, the first coming when he ran 27:43.13 in April of 2007 to qualify for the Trials. Today was also the third-consecutive Olympic Trials where a W&M alum finished fourth, after Matt Lane ’01 had that experience in the 5,000m in both 2000 and 2004. Brian Hyde (see below), thus remains W&M's only track Olympian. Click here or on the picture above to see a post race interview and here to see the last four laps of the race and some good shots of Moran. Results

Friday, July 4, 2008

Anderson Qualifies for OT 1500 meter Semis
Anderson ran the fifth-fastest time in William and Mary history to finish fifth in her heat and 19th overall (based on time) and advance to the next round. The top six finishers in each heat automatically advanced, as did the next six best times from the whole field. In the semifinals, Anderson will need to finish in the top four in her heat of 12 to automatically advance, or post one of the next four best times. The semifinals of the women’s 1,500m will go off at 11:45 p.m. Eastern time today (July 4). Tribe fans will be able to watch the semifinals live on the USA Network, which will be airing live coverage from the Olympic Trials from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Eastern. (photos from Cheryl Treworgy of

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

W&M Olympian Brian Hyde Talks To
W&M has had some people come very close to the Olympic team (Howell Michael in the 1500 in the 70's and Matt Lane who was 4th in the 5K in 2000 and 2004). Brian Hyde made the US team for the '95 World Championships in the 1500 by finishing 2nd at the national champs and then finished 5th at the '96 Olympic Trials, but still made the team by virtue of being the 3rd person who had the "A" standard. This week, Ed Moran will be shooting to our second Olympian. Hear Brian's interview where he talks about his experiences on both teams and why he thinks Moran will likely be our next Olympian (and see a newly added interview with him in the story below this one). Click here to hear the podcast (will take a minute to load).

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Great Interview & Article with/About Ed Moran
Twenty years ago this week, I ran in the finals of the Trials 10K, so I have a special appreciation and admiration for Coach Moran, who has a very good shot at making the team in my former speciality. Click here for a rather lenghty interview with Moran that ran in April and here for an article from a few days ago. Here is an article from Monday on Moran.
Newberry 23rd in Trials 10K
Starting off the trials for W&M's trio of entrants was Coach Kathy Newberry who finished 23rd in the 10K in 34:34.2. You can read more about Kathy's expectations by clicking here to see an article on her. Click here to see the 10K. Finally go here if you want to see real time feed from NBC each night of the Trials. (Photo from Williamsburg/Yorktown Daily)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Article on Anderson on NCAA and Trials
If you had told Emily Anderson that she would run 4 minutes and 14.73 seconds for 1,500 meters as a sophomore, she wouldn’t have believed you.“My goal for the season was to make nationals,” Anderson, a sophomore distance runner for William and Mary, said. “In the back of my mind I thought it would be really cool to be an All-American.” More

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Olympic Trials Competition and TV Schedule
The Trials begin in Eugene in a week and coaches Ed Moran, Kathy Newberry and sophomore Emily Anderson will be competing. Assuming Anderson makes the semis, all of them will be on television, albeit some of it in the wee hours. Moran is the 4th fastest 10K runner, Newberry the 13th fastest 10K entrant and Anderson is 19th in the 1500 meters. One will have to meet the "A" standard and finish in the top three to make the team.
W&M Prize Recruit 3rd at Nike Nationals
Park View senior Natalie Baird stood on the Nike Outdoor Nationals winner's stand Friday and accepted a medal -- but not the one she's used to receiving in Virginia.
Baird, who never lost to a Washington area competitor in the discus, took home a bronze medal in the event at North Carolina A&T University's Irwin Bell Track and Field Complex. Earlier in the day, the All-Met outdoor track athlete of the year placed seventh in hammer throw. More

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Article on Pat Cousins '86
Pat and I were on the team at the same time. He ran the 100/200 meters (and is still #10 on the 100 list) and applied and was accepted to the U. of Florida Law School during our senior year. Now, not only does he have his own firm, but he is one of the musician Prince's lawyers and has donated very generously to the track team. Click here to read the alumni magazine article on him and here to see the U of Florida article. (Photo by Double Exposure Photography)
Moran Featured in Alumni Magazine
This is an interesting article as it covers Moran from high school to the U of Richmond, W&M, his injuries and hopes for making the Olympic team this July. Click here to read the article. (Photo from
Graney Qualifies for World Junior Team
William and Mary freshman Betsy Graney punched her ticket for the IAAF World Junior Championships Friday evening, finishing second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the USAT&F Junior National Championships. Qualifying for the IAAF World Junior Championships will give Graney one more opportunity to add to an already-stellar freshman campaign. In addition to resetting the College’s freshman record in the steeplechase four different times and earning all-region honors, Graney also won gold at the Colonial Relays, silver at the CAA Championships, and bronze at the ECAC Championships. More

Friday, June 20, 2008 Ranks Moran 7th in 5K
Rankings aren't always worth that much as Anderson showed at the NCAA race, but for what it's worth, has ranked Coach Moran 7th going into the Trials 5K. This year he has run 13:30, but that is well off his best. For more on the rankings, go here.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gun to Finish - NCAA Women's 1500
Watch Emily Anderson '10 run to her 5th place finish at the NCAA meet. Remember to come here on Sunday for the results of the USATF Junior Nationals where Max Werner, Brian Sklodowski and Andrew Mearns are competing.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Emily Anderson Podcast Interview
She's still glowing from her recent NCAA performance and excited about the Olympic Trials. Listen to Emily Anderson '10 talk about her outdoor season, the trials and her hopes for the team in the fall. Click here to hear. (takes a minute to load) Also click here for a recent article on Emily.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Anderson 5th in NCAA 1500
Emily Anderson smashed her own record to finish 5th and earn her first All-America title at the NCAA meet. In the small world category, 4th place finisher Dacia Barr's high school coach was Matt Murray '83. Next up will be the Olympic Trials on July 3rd at 7:30 pm (PST). Results (photo from Next up for the Tribe will be Junior Nationals. Also check back here in the next few days for an interview with Anderson and video from the NCAA meet.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Anderson Makes the NCAA 1500 meter Finals
Emily Anderson ran the second-fastest 1,500m in school history Thursday night, advancing to Saturday’s finals at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
Running in a high-powered preliminary heat that included 2008 indoor mile champion Hannah England and six-time NCAA champion Sally Kipyego, Anderson ran 4:18.33 and out-sprinted Stanford All-American Alicia Follmar down the stretch to finish fifth in the heat and claim the 12th and final spot in Saturday’s championship heat. Her time ranks second in school history, behind only the 4:17.02 she ran last month at North Carolina. The 1,500m championship is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, at 5:12 Eastern time. Tribe fans stand a good chance of catching the action live on CBS, which will be broadcasting from the NCAA Championships from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m EST. Results (photo from

The NCAA Track & Field Championships are on tonight, Friday the 13th of June - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT on CBS-C {CBS-College} or as it it used to be known CSTV {College Sports Television} -
Kazuba, Fitzgerald End Seasons at NCAA Meet
Nicole Kazuba got over the bar at 12’ 3.5”, but could not make the next height of 12’ 9.5” and failed to advance to Friday’s final. She was making her first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championships, and also the first appearance for a female pole-vaulter ever at W&M. More
Ian Fitzgerald ran 14:38.16 to place 18th (2 short of making the finals) in the preliminaries of the 5,000m run. More

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

NCAA Schedule for Kazuba, Fitzgerald and Anderson
Pole vaulter Nicole Kazuba will start off the competition for the W&M trio on Wednesday at 7:30. At 8:50 Ian Fitzgerald will run in the 5000 meters and the final on Friday at 9:35. Emily Anderson's first 1500 will be on Thursday at 6:55 pm and then on Saturday at 4:12. Schedule. Also go here for a nice summary of the three and their competition. For live results, click here.

Also a personal plug. One of my former training partners is an agent who started Kimbia which represents many top Kenyan and US athletes. One of my former teammates and roommates at W&M, Scott Douglas (who also was once the editor for Running Times and still writes articles for it and Runner's World), has a series of videos here looking at some of Wisconsin's post collegiates who now run for Kimbia. The vblog features many of their training methods. If you've never visited the site, there are also some great videos of Kenyans training in the Rift Valley.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Moran Prepares for the Olympic Trials
With the U.S. Olympic Trials fast approaching, Ed Moran continues his eight-month preparation for the event. “Things are moving in the right direction,” Moran said. “I still have four weeks to prepare for the trials and everything over the last eight months has been kind of geared toward that one day.”The Nike-sponsored distance runner and assistant cross country and track coach at the College of William and Mary remains undecided as to which event he will race at the trials – the 5,000 meters or 10,000. More

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fitzgerald Qualifies for NCAA Meet
Ian Fitzgerald who won the IC4A 1500 meter race qualified for the NCAA meet with his 13:55 time which ranks him 17th of those entered. Fitzgerald will be joining Kazuba and Anderson.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Regional Slide Shows
Above you can see the sprints/jumps pictures on top and the steeplechasers on the bottom. You can also see more 1500 meter pictures here and the throwers here.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Anderson Automatically Qualifies for NCAA
Anderson '10 finished 4th in 4:25.59 to automatically qualify for her first NCAA meet. Meghan Burns '10, who ran a great PR to make the finals, finished 12th in 4:33. In the 3,000m steeplechase Betsy Graney lowered her own freshman record by nearly 10 seconds, finishing seventh in 10:31.47. Emily Arena lowered her own career-best effort to 10:52.20 in finishing 17th which ranks her fifth all-time at the College. In the hammer throw Abby Lemon finished her season with a 17th-place finish after throwing 159’ 10” and in the shot put Carly Morse registered a put of 44’ 6”, the second-best of her career, to finish 24th. More Harry Miller ran 9:10.96 for 13th place, only 28 hundredths of a second shy of qualifying for the national at-large pool. Rob Dennis finished 31st in 9:56.46 to finish his long and successful career. More

On June 4th, Burns, Lewis, Graney, Fitzgerald and Grevel will find out if they qualify at large for the NCAA meet.

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Miller Prepares for his Steeple Tonight
Miller '10 continues with his Regionals blog: Didn't really do too much Friday. Went over to the track at around 11:00 to run and do some strides. I would have liked to use the water pit a couple times, but weweren't allowed on the track. Felt pretty terrible running at first, but I think it was just the humidity, because I felt great doing strides and going over hurdles .Took a nap after we got back to the hotel, and then ate lunch and went back to the track to watch the prelims of the 1500. Walked around the area near the hotel trying to find somewhere to eat dinner; felt good to stretch out a little bit instead ofjust sitting in the room.
Kazuba Qualifies for NCAA Meet
Nicole Kazuba took fourth in the pole vault to earn one of the five automatic-qualifying spots in the event in 12’ 11.75” which is the second-best of her career. In the 800m Allie Lewis ran the fastest time in school history, 2:08.30 placing 11th in preliminaries and making her eligible to be selected on an at-large basis to the NCAA Championships. Emily Anderson ran 4:22.01 in preliminaries and Meghan Burns ran a career-fast 4:24.83 which ranks fourth in school history. Both will run in the finals today. More. Ian Fitzgerald ran 14:14.95 in the 5,000m race Friday night, finishing in eighth place in the 24-man field. By dint of finishing in the top 12, Fitzgerald is eligible to be selected as an at-large entry to the NCAA Championships. Patterson Wilhelm ran 14:35.00 for 15th place. In the high jump Cam Shriver missed on all three of his attempts at the first bar. More. Click here today for live updates.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Steeplechaser Harry Miller Blogs From Regionals
Got up at 4:45 to go to the airport. Had to sit in the middle seat on the way to Jacksonville, but the flight attendant gave me about a hundred bags of peanuts for moving so that some kids could sit with their mom.
Drove from Jacksonville to Tallahassee. Gibby missed the the first exit where we were going to get lunch, but we still found a Subway. We got to the hotel around 1:00. Took a shower, and slept until a little after 5:00.
Went out to the track at 5:30, ran around the Florida State campus with Rob, Fitz, and Pat, and did 4x200 on the track. Felt pretty stiff at first, but then actually felt better than I have in a while on the track, and definitely much better than I expected after traveling. I liked the track a lot, it felt fast.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Coaches Speak!
Coaches Gibby and Newberry are not only partners in life, but also do a tremendous job of working together coaching the distance squad. Listen to interviews as they provide insight regarding training, race strategies, and potential Tribe NCAA qualifiers that are sure to provide highlights at NCAA Regional Meet this weekend in Tallahassee, Florida. Click here for Gibby and here for Kathy.