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