Saturday, October 31, 2009

Women/Men Win CAA Meet
Emily Anderson defended her CAA title and scored her second career XC win.  Meghan Burns was 2nd and the rest of the scorers followed in 7, 11 and 12th places.  More and More

The men's team scored their 10th straight CAA victory even though their top five was missing. The team was led by Brian Sklodowski who earned his first career victory.  The team had five scorers in top seven finishers.  More

Friday, October 30, 2009

CAA Championships
Go here on Saturday for the race results.  The men are at 10 and the women at 11.  Look for the men to field only a small part of their top seven as they gear up for the national qualifying race in two weeks. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

W&M Women's First Cross Country Team
Now that W&M's women have been to the NCAA meet a number of times and had a number of All-Americans, it is hard to believe that the first team started in 1977 and was coached by Randy Hawthorne (with help from Baxter Berryhill). Listen here for my interview with Randy and come back in a few days for some pictures. The sound gets better about 30 seconds into the interview. Above are some of the earliest members of the women's xc team from 1977: Laura Sardo Fleming Jeanne Hopke and Joy Kelly Stiles.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Men Still Ranked Ninth
The men remain 9th in today's poll. Stanford, coached by W&M grad Jason Dunn is the top ranked program in the US. 

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tribe Open
There were no scores at the home meet, but those not at the Pre-Nat meet ran on the W&M home course. The men had five of the top six places with Tom Burke leading the way. More

Brittany Sevachko and Kelsey Budd finished in 9th and 10th. More

Men on top and the women on the bottom.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Women 15th at PreNats
The women were 15th in the white race at pre-nats with Emily Anderson leading the way in 29th. Race video will be up later.
Men's Results
The men's race is done and three finished in the top 25, but Massam was back. Jon Grey was 5th overall and the men were 4th overall with Oregon running away with the team title. More coming.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Massam Talks to Flotrack
Here is a nice interview with Ben Massam '10 and Flotrack.  Come back tomorrow to see how he and both teams do at the Pre-Nat meet. (Photo from

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pre-Nats on Saturday
The new poll came out and surprise, the men are still ranked #9. On Saturday the men and women will be on the NCAA course and looking to improve on their impressive races from two weeks ago. Flotrack will be there and the results will be here. The men will race at 11 and the women at 12:55.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Many New Polls
Okay, let's see if I can get this straight. The USCCCA Association agrees with and ranked the men's team 9th in the US in their rankings that came out today. The men are also ranked 1st in the region. The women are unranked nationally and are 5th in our region.

Monday, October 5, 2009 Ranks Men #9
The rather well visited site, today ranked the men 9th in the US (still waiting for their women's poll). Ranked #1 was Oklahoma and #3 was NAU which was only 7 points ahead of the men's team at the Jamboree meet. W&M has had several teams in the top 10 at the NCAA meet including a high of 4th in 1973. The pre-national meet in two weeks will tell if this ranking can continue further in the season. A week ago the coaches' association ranked the team 13th.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cowboy Jamboree
The men are on top and below is the women's race from yesterday. (note the men's race will say "5K," but it is the 8K)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Men 2nd and Women 3rd at OSU Invitational
Both teams put together a great race at the OSU Invitational with the men beating #2OSU (albeit without their #1 and 2 runners). The men also came close (7 pts.) to NSU that is ranked #5 in the nation. The spread between 1 and 5 was under 30 seconds with Jon Grey leading the charge followed by Wilhelm Patterson and Colin Leak. More

The women were more spread out, but Emily Anderson showed the strength she gained from running 5Ks in the spring finishing 11th overall followed by Kayley Byrne and Meghan Burns in 20th and 23rd. Even more importantly the women beat the #15th team in the US and are hopefully thinking of going back to the NCAA meet for the first time in many years. More

Friday, October 2, 2009

Opps! Inter-Regional
The men and women finished 2nd at the Inter-Regional LAST week (sorry about that). Kayle Byrne finished 2nd with All-American Emily Anderson in 3rd and Sallie Ford in 8th. More For the men, Skeeter Morris was 5th with Max Werner in sith and Chris Tyson in 10th. More

Tomorrow the men's and women's team will be at the Cowboy Jamboree which will have video coverage here at 10:10 am and the men at 10:45 am (EST).  Above is a video look at the course.