Sunday, March 30, 2008

Newberry 4th for US and team 4th At World XC
Kathy Newberry finished fourth for the US in 24th place as the US women did the same overall. Click here to see video of the first part of the women's race and here is part two, part three and here is the finish where you can see how tough the course was today. Unfortunately Ed Moran did not finish his race, but here is part one, part two, part three, part four and the finish. (Photo courtesy of

Pictures, pictures and still more pictures!
Thanks Coach Davis for all of these. The top shots are from the distance crew and below them are a number of shorts from the field event athletes. To see the female sprinters, click here and here to see the men.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Multiple Victories at Hardy Invitational
Katie Guevel won the 100m hurdles in 14.29, qualifying for the ECAC Championships and breaking the College’s freshman record of 14.95 and now ranks second in school history. Guevel also won the 200m dash in 25.15 seconds, the third-fastest time ever run at the College and took second in the 100m dash in 12.47 seconds which ranks ninth all-time. In the discus Rebecca Mikulas threw a personal best throw of 138’ 7”, finishing second and moving to fifth all-time. Carly Morse finished third with the sixth-greatest throw in school history with a throw of 135’ 6”. In the 400m dash, sophomore Dana Harvey placed fourth by running 57.71 seconds for fourth place as the sixth-best quarter-miler in school history. Ashley Madonick (ran 56.76 in the same race for second place while Emily Anderson ran a personal-best 2:12.52 in the 800m, finishing second and moving up to 10th on the Tribe’s all-time top-performers list. Lynn Morelli also earned runner-up honors, timing 4:35.24 in the 1,500m. More

On the men's side David Groff, running unattached won the 800 meters in 1:53. Alex Heacock, the defending CAA Champion, took second in the javelin with a throw of 194’ 10”, easily qualifying for that meet. Dan Klatzkin launched the discus a personal-record 145’ 1” to finish second, with senior Tom Mulcahy close behind in third with a throw of 141’. On the track, sophomore Patterson Wilhelm was just off of IC4A-qualifying pace in the 1,500m run, winning the event in 3:52.79 with Karl Lang second in 3:54.09 as Ben Massam and Charlie Swartz finished fourth and fifth in 3:55.41 and 3:56.69, respectively. Also claiming a top-five showing was the 4x100m relay team of Chris McIntosh, Florian Cords, Marty Ross, and David Blitzer who finished fifth in 45.50 seconds. More

Remember, Sunday Coaches Newberry and Moran will be running at the World XC race. Check here for results tomorrow evening.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fred Hardy Invite Begins
First off, here is a preview of the men and the women for the outdoor season.

Secondly the Fred Hardy Invite has already started (Friday). Firsts came from Dana Harvey in the 400 hurdles in 1:03.89, Betsy Graney lin the 3000 meter steeplechase in 10:55.60M and Anderson, Lewis, McElroy and Burns in the 4x800 in 8:58.87 for the women. Nicole Kazba broke the school record in the pole vault in 12'8". More

For the men, Dave Mock finished 2nd in the 5000 meters in 14:51, Chris McIntosh ran 55:71 for 2nd in the 400 hurdles and Brandon Oliver was second in the discus in 153'8". Also freshman Brian Sklodowski qualified for the USAT&F Junior National Championships with his time of 15:02.59 in the 5K. More

To see all the results from Friday and live on Saturday, please click here for track events and here for field results.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Guevel at the ECAC Championships
Here is a sequence from all five events where Guevel finished 5th at the ECAC meet.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

No Meet This Weekend
There is no meet this weekend, but we will have interview posts this week and other items as we head for the World Cross meet for Kathy Newberry and Ed Moran which is in Scotland next weekend.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Natalie Baird Signs With W&M
This is a big signing for Coach Stimson as the discus thrower from Sterling, VA is a two time Penn Relays champion, five time state champion and has placed in the top five at Nike Nationals twice. More

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

ECAC/IC4A Behind the Scenes Pictures
Allie Lewis '08 took these pictures at the ECAC meet of what it was like for the team when they weren't racing. Click on Kayle Byrne's picture above to see them. Clicking on an individual photo will make it larger and resting your cursor on a shot will allow you to see a caption about it.

Dinner at the Hawthornes (again!)
Jeri Daniels, who has held the discus record since 1981 and is number two for the shot put recently showed up at Randy and Shelby's for dinner. As you can see above, Jeri and her family were joined by the current female throwers and the Stimsons. You can read about Jeri's time at W&M, by clicking here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

VCU Pictures
Above are pictures from the VCU Invitational. The first is the sprinters, then the distance runners and finally the throwers. Additional photos of Guevel and Zimmer can be seen by clicking here and click here to see the vaulters.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Multiple Wins at the Ram Invitational
Brandon Oliver put the shot a career-best 48’ 5.25” to win while Dan Klatzkin was second with a mark of 47’ 7.25”. James Picard ran 4:00.30 to win the 1,500m run with Brian Sklodowski in 4:04.32 and Lewis Woodard in 4:04.48. In the 2,000m steeplechase, senior Rob Dennis ran 5:57.80 for the win and Sean Sewell came in 6:07.47 and classmate Andrew Mearns qualified for the USAT&F Junior National Championships with his fifth-place. Doug Zimmer won the decathlon. In the 400m, David Blitzer ran 50.35 for fifth place becoming the 10th-fastest runner in school history with Florian Cords in 50.75. In the 200m dash, Chris McIntosh . ran 22.72 seconds while Tom Mulcahy threw the discus 143’ 9”. Chad Cochran was fifth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 17.71 seconds, and the team of Blitzer, McIntosh, Cords, and Matt Heidman was third in the 4x100m relay with a time of 45.13 seconds. More

Katie Guevel scored 4,941 points in the heptathlon to qualify for the ECAC Championships and set another freshman record which ranks her third all-time at the College. KB Brower also set a personal-best in the long jump, leaping 16’ 3.75”. Rebecca Mikulas also jumped to ninth on one of the College’s all-time top-performers lists, throwing the discus 129’ 8” to place third in the day’s competition. Carly Morse was fourth in the discus, throwing 127’ 4”, and was also third in the shot put with a put of 41’ 7.25”. Ashley Williams took fifth with a put of 41’ 0.5”. Ashley Madonick ran 57.18 in the 400m dash while Lynn Morelli took gold in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:40.60 and Rebecca Ward ran 4:57.81 for fourth place. The 4x100m relay of Dana Harvey, Madonick, Mallory Hogan and Sarah Rybarczyk was second in 50.07. More

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Podcast Interview With Kathy Newberry
To hear Kathy talk about her runners at the ECAC meet, as well as what to expect from the outdoor season and about balancing her own running with coaching, please click here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The top video Cam Shriver who won the IC4A high jump in 6.10.75 (5th All-Time W&M. Next is Allie Lewis who was fourth in a school record in the 800 meters in 2:09.68 and finally the entire 3K that Emily Anderson won. To see the 5K with Emily Gousen and Kayley Byrne who were 8th and 15th click here; to see Alyssa Gaeto's series of long jumps in which she finished 10th, click here, click here to see Allie Lewis in her preliminary round of the 800 meters and finally click here to see Nicole Kazuba's runner-up jump in the pole vault.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Anderson Does Not Make NCAA Meet
Unfortunately Emily Anderson '10 just missed making the mile field at the NCAA indoor national meet this weekend. Fortunately she did have a tremedous season and by tomorrow night we will have her entire ECAC 3K race up on this site as well as an interview with her and Cam Shriver. The team will also be in action at its first outdoor meet this weekend and Coaches Moran and Newberry are running an 8K road race.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Runner's World Talks to Coach Ed Moran
Check out this interview with Moran where he talks about the upcoming world cross country race and what he plans on running at the Olympic Trials. (Photo from Victor Sailer)
We will have the interviews with our IC4A/ECAC champions as well as video coverage of a number of the races/jumps not on up by Wednesday evening.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Anderson and Shriver Win ECAC/IC4A Titles
Cam Shriver won the high jump in 6'10.75 by virtue of the fewest jumps. David Groff and Cabel Rosanelli went 7, 8 in the 1000 meters and Ben Massam finished 8th in the 5K with all earning All-East honors. Patterson Wilhelm, David Mock and Charlie Swartz went 12, 15 and 19 in the 5000 meters. The men finished in 19th place. Full Results

Emily Anderson ran a career-best 9:26.33 to win her first ECAC crown and earn a 4th all-time W&M ranking. Nicole Kazuba was runner-up in the pole vault, claiming All-East honors after tying her career-best with a vault of 12’ 7.5”. Allie Lewis finished fourth in today’s final heat with a time of 2:12.21 to be named All-East. Lynn Morelli rounded out the Tribe’s All-East haul with her sixth-place performance in the 3,000m with a PR of 9:38.79 which is the eighth-fastest time in school history. Erin Gnass tied for 11th in the pole vault after clearing the bar at 11’ 7.75” and the distance medley relay team of Meghan Burns, Ashley Madonick , Keely Murphy and Betsy Graney ran 12:04.28 to place 13th. Overall the women were sixth. Full results

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Cheryl Bauer Anderson is 14th at Gate River Run
Anderson '03 ran 54:15 for 15K. She had splits of 17:45 and 35:17 for 5 and 10K and maintained a 5:50 mile page. She and Megan Holden '91 are training for the 2008 Olympic Trial Marathon in April. For more on Cheryl, click here. (photo courtesy of

Friday, March 7, 2008

Gousen and Guevel Earn All-East Honors
(Names in green are linked to their video)
Emily Gousen ran 17:11.81 to finish eighth. Katie Guevel finished fifth in the pentathlon with 3,453 points. Both athletes earned all-East honors. Allie Lewis qualified for Sunday’s 800m finals as the fourth seed after running a career-best 2:09.68 in preliminaries which broke Diane Hawley’s 25-year old school indoor record of 2:11.38. Alyssa Gaeto finished 10th in the long jump with her 18’ 1.75”. Kayley Byrne was 15th in the 5,000m in 17:32.38, Meghan Burns ran 4:59.19 in the mile for 19th, Ariel Burbey was 19th in 2:58.01 in the 1000 meters and Kelly McElroy was 24th in 3:02.35. Full women's results

Both David Groff and Cabel Rosanelli ran PRs in 2:25.08 and 2:27.44 to advance to the finals. Groff now ranks 5th in school history. Ian Fitzgerald ran 8:11.24 for 9th place and 8th on the all-time W&M list. Drew Midland ran a PR of 8:20.99 for 19th. In the pole vault, Kiernan Lofland tied for 13th after clearing the bar at 15’ 5”, and in the 800m, junior Ryan Jones (Harrisburg, Pa.) ran 1:54.50 for 22nd. Full Men's results

You can see video of the races by going here.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Join Us on Linked In
We now have a number of people on our Facebook page and for the alumni who have been around a bit longer like myself, please consider joining the Spiked Shoe Society page on Linkedin. To do so, just click here and follow the instructions. Tomorrow we will also be adding a podcast interview with Kathy Newberry and this weekend we will have video, races and pictures from "behind the scenes" of the IC4A and ECAC Championship meet.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Video Interviews from GMU Meet

The top video is from Allie Lewis who barely missed her PR in 2:52 and the second interview is with Drew Midland who PRed in 8:22. Both performances qualify for the ECAC/IC4A meet.

GMU Last Chance Meet Results and Race Video
Allie Lewis won the 1K in 2:52, just off the school record of 2:49. Click here to see the women's 1000 meter race which had Kelly McElroy taking 2nd and Ariel Burbey in 3rd, here to see the men's 1000 meters won which saw David Groff win in 2:2744 and Cabel Rosanelli come in 2nd in 2:28.93. Drew Midland won the 3K in 8:23.91 (video of men and women). Brandon Oliver had a pair of runner-up showings, throwing the weight 48’ 8.75” and putting the shot a season-best 47’ 10”. Men's Results

Erin Gnass earned her first ECAC berth with an eight-inch personal record in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 11’ 9.75” while Ashley Madonick was just behind ECAC-qualifying pace in winning the 500m dash with a career-best time of 1:16.91 to eighth-best in school history. Dana Harvey was second in 1:18.21, moving onto the College’s all-time top-10 list at 10th. Carly Morse was barely two inches away from qualifying for ECACs in the shot put, putting the shot a career-best 44’ 5.25” to take second. Her performance solidifies her position as the sixth-best thrower in school history. Women's Results

Emily Anderson is ECAC Athlete of Week
Anderson was named ECAC athlete of the week on the strength of her 4:43.33 school record.