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.