Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Peyton Jordan Meet on Sunday (Video and Live Results)
First up will be the GMU Invitational on Saturday and all the results will be here that evening. But Sunday five W&M athletes will be in Palo Alto for the Stanford meet. Running there will be Coach Newberry in the 10K (section 1), Emily Anderson in the 1500 (section 2), Coach Moran (section 1), Ian Fitzgerald (section 2) and Patterson Wilhelm (section 3) in the 5K and Ben Massam in the 10K (section 3). Due to the time difference, some of the races will be quite late, but you will be able to see all the races shortly afterwards by going here. You can also see live results by clicking here (and the time schedule). Click here for all the entries and other information.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

W&M Recruit Wins Penn Discus
This has been quite a year for W&M's field event performers and with now three time Penn Relays champ Natalie Baird coming to the College in the fall, it looks as if the marks will continue to fall for years. Baird threw 154'9.75" which is the third best performance in meet history and helped her win female athlete of the meet honors. More and more (photo from

Jason Schoener '07 Runs 2:19 at Boston
Schoener, who is attending dental school, ran 2:19.22 and was 14th overall and the second American in the race. More and more. Other W&M alums who ran at Boston were William Tarantino '05 2:29:30, Tyler Kirk '03 2:42:54, Chris Healey '05 2:43:31 and Spencer Kirk '07 2:54:39. By the way, Spencer sent me this information and if you know of any alums who are running noteworthy performances, please send me the information.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday Night Penn Relays Results/Videos
Harry Miller shattered his career-fast effort in the 3,000m steeplechase Thursday evening (see bottom video above) on the first day of the Penn Relay Carnival to lead the Tribe’s effortswith a
8:49.09 in the college championship race for fourth place which makes him the fourth-fastest steeplechaser in school history. CAA Champion Rob Dennis ran 9:09.38 for 12th place and a qualification to the IC4A Championships. In the 5,000m run Charlie Swartz ran a personal-best 14:21.49 to qualify for IC4As while Dave Mock ran a team season-best 30:27.01 in the 10,000m championship to punch his own ticket to the IC4A Championships. More

In the 3,000m steeplechase, freshman Betsy Graney won the college division race with a career-fast 10:41.25 (top video above), breaking the freshman record she set three weeks ago. Graney’s time ranked her ninth across all three steeplechase sections (college, championship, and Olympic Development), and moves her past Karen Pulliam ’06 for third place on the Tribe’s all-time top performers’ list. Graney also reaffirmed her qualifications to the NCAA East Regional, ECAC Championships, and IAAF World Junior Championships. In the 5,000m championship Lynn Morelli ran a career-best 16:46.71 for 10th place and a spot at the NCAA East Regional. In the 3,000m championship, sophomore Kayley Byrne ran 9:55.21 for 13th place and to qualify for the ECAC Championships. In the field events, sophomore Nicole Kazuba reaffirmed her qualifications to the NCAA East Regional and ECAC Championships in the pole vault, tying for fourth in the championship division with a height of 12’ 7.5” while Abby Lemon was eighth in the college division of the hammer throw, recording a toss of 164’ 3” to qualify for ECACs. Also competing Thursday, freshman pole-vaulter Emily Jeremiah who tied for 20th in the college division with a height of 11’ 5.25” and Erin Gnass who tied for 23rd with vault of 10’ 11.5”. The distance medley relay team of senior Allie Lewis, Ashley Madonick, Kelly McElroy and Meghan Burns took 10th in the college division with a time of 11:41.16. More

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Podcast with Marathon Trials Competitor Cheryl Anderson '03
Cheryl just ran a 2:42 PR to finish 32nd at the Olympic Trial Marathon in Boston. The soon to be doctor has been balancing rotations and 70 mile weeks. Click here to hear how she does it (it may take a minute to load on your computer).

Sunday, April 20, 2008

CAA Pictures
Above are the pictures from the women's celebration of their CAA title and the sprint/field events. Click here for the steeplechase races, here for the distance ones and here for the multis.

Marathon Trials Results
Cheryl Anderson '03 finished 32nd in 2:41.45 which is a PR by over a minute. Megan Holden '93 finished 114th in 2:57.44. We will have podcast interviews with both of them up in a few days. Pictures from

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Women 1st, Men 2nd at CAA Meet
In the 4x400m, the team of Dana Harvey, Allie Lewis, Mallory Hogan and Ashley Madonick broke the school record by nearly two seconds, running 3:47.94 for fifth place and berth at the ECAC Championships. Katie Guevel won the heptathlon with 5,158 points, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships and broke her own freshman record and ranks her third all-time at the College. Brenna Blevins took fourth and qualified for the ECAC Championships with a score of 4,565 points in her first heptathlon in nearly two years. Meghan Burns defended her top billing in the 1,500m run, timing a career-best 4:30.42 for the CAA title and an automatic berth at the NCAA Regional and ECAC Championships. Her time also ranks her as the ninth-fastest runner in school history. Freshman Betsy Graney (Harper Woods, Mich.) was sixth in 4:38.77, qualifying for the USAT&F Junior Nationals. In the finals of the 800m run, Lewis won her first conference title in 2:11.01, gaining the automatic entry into the NCAA Regional and ECAC Championships. Sophomore Kelly McElroy was third in 2:14.45 for all-conference honors. Carly Morse won the shot put recording a career-best mark of 45’ 3.75” to claim the title and move to fourth on the all-time top performers list while giving her automatic berths to the NCAA Regional and ECAC Championships. In the 3,000m steeplechase. Junior Emily Arena won the title and automatic bid to the NCAA Regional with a huge personal-best of 10:54.25 and also qualified for the ECAC Championships. Graney, who has already qualified to the regional, was second in 10:54.51. More

In the men’s 1,500m, senior Ian Fitzgerald ran a personal-best 3:45.74 for runner-up honors which ranks him ninth all-time at the College and qualifies him for both the NCAA Regional and IC4A Championships. Also qualifying for the IC4A Championships were junior Harry Miller who earned all-conference honors in third with a time of 3:48.70, and sophomore Patterson Wilhelm who was fourth in 3:51.54. In the 800m Brian Sklodowski earned his first career All-CAA award, finishing third in 1:54.25. Cam Shriver took second in the high jump after clearing 6’ 6.75.” In the shot put, sophomore Dan Klatzkin took third with a put of 48’ 0.5” to earn his second all-conference award. Doug Zimmer finished fourth in the decathlon with a personal-record 6,222 points, qualifying for the IC4A Championships. Senior Rob Dennis won his first title in 9:17.06, earning an automatic berth to both the NCAA Regional and IC4A Championships. Classmate Bryce Wilk (Millbrook, N.Y.) was next across the line in 9:21.87, and Miller was third in 9:25.22. Andrew Mearns was sixth in 9:37.19, qualifying for the USAT&F Junior National Championships. More

Friday, April 18, 2008

Record Breaking Video
The top video is Dan Klatzkin who threw the disk 153'4" to move to 4th on the All-Time list at the Lou Onesta Invitational. The bottom video is Katie Guevel's school record 100 meters in 14.01 and you can click here to see her 122'11" javelin throw which now ranks 9th All-Time.
Juice Catching a Few Rays!
The CAA meet has started and you can get live updates here. Men come in second and women win CAA meet. W&M champions are Nicole Kazuba (pole vault), Abby Lemon (hammer throw), Meghan Burns (1500 m), Patterson Wilhelm (5K), Caitlin Price (5K), Emily Gousen (10K) , Allie Lewis (800 m), Katie Guevel (heptathlon), Rob Dennis (steeepchase) and Ben Massam (10K) have won their events.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Two W&M Runners in Trials Marathon on Sunday
Megan Holden '93 and Cheryl (Bauer) Anderson '03 are running in the US Olympic Marathon Trials this Sunday at 8 am. Megan has a PR of 2:44.57 and Cheryl 2:42.52. Click on the links to see their complete biographies. The race will be live on NBC on Sunday at 8 am on Sunday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Guevel is CAA Athlete of the Week
It's hard to believe that Katie was a high schooler just last spring (see above from She earned her third athlete of the week award after breaking a pair of school records at the Lou Onesty Invitational, both of which were nearly as old as she is. She took third in the 100m hurdles in 14.01, qualifying for the ECAC Championships and surpassing the time of 14.20 seconds set by Lisa Harding in 1990. Guevel also finished third in the 200m dash with an ECAC-qualifying time of 24.90, bettering DeTrease Harrison’s 24.98 run in 1989. Not just a fast runner, Guevel also threw the javelin a personal best 122’ 11”, placing ninth in the event and also ranking ninth all-time on the College’s top performer’s list. More

Sunday, April 13, 2008

School Records/IC4A/ECAC Marks at UVA 
At the Lou Onesta Invitational Brandon Oliver threw a PR of 162'6" in the hammer which makes him 8th on the WM all-time list while Alex Heacock took 2nd,  qualified for the IC4A meet and hit the WM all-time rank of 5th with a 196'6" in the javelin.   In the steeple Bruce Wilk and Bruce Asaro were 2nd and 3rd with 9:27 and 9:45.  In the 400 meter hurdles, Chris McIntosh ran 54:84 which is now 9th on the AM all-time list.  More

On the women's side Abby Lemon qualified for the ECAC hammer throw with a toss of 167'9" while Katie Guevel finished 3rd in the both the 100 meter hurdles and the 200 meter dash.  In the former, she set a new school record with a 14.20 and another record with her 24.98 and qualified for the ECAC meet with both marks.  Her 122'1" in the javelin now ranks 9th on the all-time list.  Nicole Kazuba (see interview below) won the pole vault in 12'5.5" for her 4th victory of the season while Erin Gnass also qualified for the ECAC meet with her jump of 11'5.75."  Jennifer Garrott's jump of 10'11.75 makes her 8th on the all-time list.  More

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Four Earn CAA Athlete of Week Honors
Cam Shriver was named the Field Athlete of the Week after winning the Colonial Relays high jump with a jump of 6’ 10.75”, qualifying for the NCAA Regional and tying his career-best jump. Harry Miller (pictured above) ran a career-best 9:05.38 Friday in the 3,000m steeplechase, taking second in the race and besting the regional-qualifying standard.

Nicole Kazuba was named the Field Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row after winning the pole vault title at the Colonial Relays with a vault of 12’ 3.5”. Her clearance reaffirmed her qualification to the ECAC Championships, and was nearly four full inches better than any other competitor in the field. Betsy Graney running in only her second 3,000m steeplechase, Graney timed 10:46.11 for the gold medal and qualified for the NCAA East Regional. Her time beat the freshman record she set last week by more than nine seconds, and ranks fourth all-time at the College.
Nicole Kazuba Talks to
Listen to this week's interview with sophomore pole vaulter Nicole Kazuba, as she discusses her excitement about her early-season regional mark, her upcoming competition at CAAs, and the funny story about how she first discovered her talent as a pole vaulter.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Jim Goggin Helps Set American Record
If you ran at W&M in the 1980s, then you will well remember Coach Jim Goggin who still lives in Williamsburg and teaches in James City County. An American record in the indoor 3,200-meter relay has now been added to the long list of accomplishments by the Colonial Road Runners. The quartet of Williamsburg runners--Rick Samaha, Danny Schlickenmeyer, Jim Goggin and Steve Chantry--ran 9:06.90 for the 4 x 800-meter relay last Saturday at the USATF National Masters Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, and smashed the previous U.S. club record of 9:20.1 for men 50-and-over by the Shore Athletic Club (NJ) in 1999. More

American Record for 4x800 for 50+ aged runners. Goggin's time was 2:21.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Men Win, Women Third At Colonial Relays
Cam Shriver won the high jump and tied his career-best in the jump with his NCAA Regional-qualifying mark of 6’ 10.75." Brandon Evans tied for third place after clearing the bar at 6’ 6.75”. Lewis Woodard, Florian Cords, Sean Sewell, and Charlie Swartz finished third in 10:04.19 in the DMR. In the pole vault Kiernan Lofland finished 3rd with a jump of 15’ 7”. The 4x1,500m relay made up of Karl Lang, Patterson Wilhelm, Ben Massam and Ian Fitzgerald in 15:35.73. More

The women had two victories. Meghan Burns, Ashley Madonick, Allie Lewis and Emily Anderson finished first in the DMR in 11:37.13 while Nicole Kazuba won the pole vault in 12-03.50. The 4x1500 meter team made up of Lynn Morelli, Abby Booker, Emily Gousen and Betsy Graney finished second in 18:59.52. More
First Day of Colonials
W&M's Harry Miller qualified to the Regional, as well as for the IC4A Championships with his second-place steeplechase showing of 9:05.38 and qualifying for the IC4A meet was Rob Dennis who ran 9:08.63 for fourth. Andrew Mearns qualified for the USAT&F Junior National Championships in 9:37.86 as did Brian Skoldowski who ran 3:57.43 in the 1500 meters and Max Werner in 31:51.86. Winning that race was Ian Fitzgerald knocked out a 3:50.70 to qualify for the IC4A Championships. Florian Cords ran 50.15 for 19th place to become the tenth-fastest quarter-miler in school history. In the javelin Alex Heacock earned the bronze with his IC4A-qualifying effort of 192’ 6”. In the 5,000m run, all with IC4A-qualifying times, Ben Massam won with a sprint down the final straight-away to cross the line in 14:21.81, with Patterson Wilhelm in 14:22.07 and Charlie Swartz coming in 14:25.51. More

On the women's side Abby Lemon reset her own school record by more than three feet, throwing 167’ 7” to take the bronze medal and qualify for the ECAC Championships in the javelin. Betsy Graney won the 3,000m steeplechase with a Regional-qualifying time of 10:46.11 and broke the freshman record she set last week at Richmond and ranking fourth all-time at the College. In the 1500 metersEmily Anderson also qualified for the Regional with her personal-best effort of 4:26.87, which ranks her fourth in school history. Allie Lewis finished third in 2:11.91 in the 800 meters while Lynn Morelli outkicked the field over the final lap of the 5,000m run, claiming gold in an ECAC-qualifying time of 17:05.45. Emily Gousen finished third and also qualified for ECACs in 17:10.95. Katie Endres won the 10K in 37:40.30 while Rachel Ohm was second across the line in 39:14.87. More

Live Results today and pictures and video later in the day on Sunday.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Colonial Relays Begin Today
For 43 years, the Colonial Relays has offered track and field fans a glimpse of some of the world’s finest athletes. From former 1,500-meter world record holder Sydney Maree to 2000 gold medalist LaTasha Colander, the event has featured Olympians, gold medalists, world and American record holders and countless All-Americans.

This weekend’s meet features 16 All-Americans, including Tribe senior Christo Landry. Distance powerhouses Georgetown University and Iona University, and sprinters from Seton Hall University, headline the competitors. More

Live Results

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

CAA Athlete of Week Triple
Pole Vaulter Nicole Kazuba was selected as the CAA female Field Athlete of the week for her victory at the Fred Hardy Invite. Defending CAA Champion Alex Heacock was chosen as this week's CAA FIeld Athlete of the Week on the strength of his runner-up 194'10" performance. Katie Guevel was choisen as the track runner of the week for her two victories and one runner-up placement.