Tuesday, August 31, 2010

PreSeason Poll
Considering all but two of the top seven are back, the pre-season coaches poll putting W&M at 28th is a little surprising. Nonetheless, I can't remember ever having W&M in the top 15 or higher for the first half season polls. The women are ranked 14th and the men 5th in the Southeast regional poll.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Walsh Is Officially In
A week after this alumni page reported it and eight days after it hit let'srun.com, William and Mary officially made the annoucement!

Monday, August 16, 2010

W&M XC Team Is "One to Watch This Fall"
Okay, so this Running Times article does not rank any team, but rather list three contenders and five others "to watch" on the men's side. Now departed Coach Gibby thought the team would easily return to the top ten this fall and that should not change with our new coach. The first coaches' association poll comes out on the 30th of August. The question for the women will be can they get back to the NCAA meet after not being there for a number of years. Walsh will be the first coach ever (at least in my memory) to coach both XC teams.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Moran Fifth At Falmouth
Former W&M coach and grad, Ed Moran, has been on a tear this summer, finishing 5th this AM at the Falmouth road race (above). Ed was also 4th in the mile the day before in 4:02. More

Friday, August 13, 2010

Walsh's Connections to W&M
If you look at the Penn State alumni page, it appears Coach Walsh already has connections to W&M starting with his coach - Harry Groves - who was also a prior coach at W&M. Here is more info on Walsh.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Walsh to be new coach
I am on vacation and have not talked to Coach Stimson, but according to a reliable source that Providence College assistant track coach, Patrick Walsh, will/has been hired to be both the men's and women's distance coach starting almost immediately.