Saturday, October 30, 2010

Men 1st, Women 2nd at CAA

The men (holding out some of their runners) won their elevenths straight CAA meet w. 17 points while the women were second to JMU w. a score of 28-46 (with two frosh running in the top three for us).

Zach Gates claimed the individual crown in 24:16, leading a Tribe sweep of the top three places. Redshirt-freshman Josh Hardin finished second, two seconds back, andTom Burke was third in 24:20. Four more Green and Gold harriers also earned all-conference honors by finishing among the top-12, including redshirt-sophomores Alex McGrath and Peter Dorrell fifth and sixth in 24:30 and 24:32 More

Elaina Balouris led the Tribe with her third-place effort in 20:50. Balouris was only one second behind the second-place finisher, and is the first freshman named All-CAA for W&M since 2008. Classmate Kathleen Lautzenheiser was also named all-conference, taking seventh in 21:19. Senior Betsy Graney  earned her second All-CAA nod with a time of 21:35 and a ninth-place finish. Just missing the top-12 was junior Avery Mattingly 13th in 21:54, and redshirt-freshman Megan Fitzpatrick. More

Friday, October 29, 2010

Funeral Details for Rob Sagar

Rob Sagar's funeral will be held on Tuesday, Nov 2 at 11:00am at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church which is on 8710 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22309.  There will also be a viewing on Monday, Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m., at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington St., Alexandria  (Old Town). More and more

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rob Sagar '10

Rob Sagar, who graduated last spring and was a faculty member at his high school alma mater, Bishop Ireton, died yesterday while on a training run.  Rob was a 5K runner last year at W&M. When I hear more details, I will put them on the site. (Picture from Bishop Ireton HS)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Video Interview with Chaz Gillespie

Okay, this is my first attempt with Wetoku which is a free online service.  There is a little bit of an echo, but it still comes out pretty nicely. To get it to start, just push the arrow on the left of the screen.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ex-W&M Runners in the News This Week

Two days ago, my senior roommate senior Running Times writer, Scott Douglas '86, broke the story that Ryan Hall was leaving his training group and coach at Mammoth Lakes, CA.  Now, Matt Lane '00 (who is being added to the W&M Hall of Fame on April 2nd at our Colonial Relays reunion) just spoke with Let' and used his legal knowledge to interpret the rules to say that LaShawn Merritt will not be able to run the '12 Olympics.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Interview with W&M Chaz Gillespie

Actually this is a written interview from Flotrack.  Look for an online interview with Chaz late Tuesday as he will be my first attempt at a computer to computer interview. In the meantime, read about how he went from Harvard to starting his Master's in Education and his idea of an easy day after a race!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Men 20th in NCAA Poll

The men moved up six places in the NCAA coaches poll after the Pre-Nats meet.  They, though, remain 4th in the Southeast Region.  Our region has two automatic bids and would need (it has happened many times in the past) an at-large bid to go to the NCAA meet.  That being said, WM's men are used to starting low in the polls and moving up.  They were not in the top ten until they finished 5th last year, for example. The women, were and remain at the 11th slot.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Men's Race on Home Course

The William and Mary men's cross country team had three of the top five finishers Saturday morning at the Tribe Open cross country meet, led by redshirt-freshman Zach Tennant in his first in-uniform appearance. Above Coach Miller talks about the men's race. More

Women's Race on Home Course

William and Mary junior Avery Mattingly cruised to a convincing win Saturday morning at the Tribe Open cross country race, crossing the line 32 seconds ahead of the field in 22:10. There was no team scoring in the six-kilometer event, which saw three Tribe runners finish in the top six. Above is a video with Avery Mattingly.  More

Woodward Interview After Pre-Nats

Men 6th, Women 11th at Paul Short

The William and Mary men's cross country team finished sixth at the Pre-National Invitational Saturday, upsetting a pair of higher ranked teams in the process. Competing in the 35-team Blue Race, the 27th-ranked Tribe finished well ahead of both #20 Michigan State and #26 UCLA and scored 204 points overall, just eight more than #12 Princeton. More

The William and Mary women's cross country team finished 11th Friday afternoon at the Paul Short Invitational, a good showing for a Tribe squad that included four true freshman. More

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pre-Nationals Live HERE!

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Pre-Nationals Live on the Internet this Saturday

The men were running without two of their top seven two weeks ago, but Pre-Nats is the race to put it all on the line as it could help the team make it to the NCAA meet later in the season.  The women (11 am EST) and the men (12:10 pm EST) are both in the "Blue Race."  You can watch both races live by going here.  Results will be put here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Colonials Relays Reunion/ Hall of Fame Inductions

As was noted in your August mailer, we are planning a HUGE reunion the weekend of Colonials (April 1 - 3).  There will be decade dinners on the 1st as well as a reception at the track, golf on the 2nd, an alumni house get together at night.  We will then have a track meet (handicapped for age) on the 3rd.  If you are interested in attending, please e-mail and tell me the events you are tentatively planning on attending.  Most importantly, though, we will be celebrating three milestones: 25 years for Dan Stimson as the director of track and field as well as the official inductions of Matt Lane and Roy Chernock into the W&M Hall of Fame.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Coach Walsh's Update From the Paul Short Invitational

Here is the update from the Paul Short Invite.  If you are not getting his updates via e-mail, please sign up by going to the link on the right of this page

Friday, October 1, 2010

Interview with W&M #1, Chaz Gillespie

Track and Field Videos on Flotrack

Entire Men's Race for Paul Short Invite

Track and Field Videos on Flotrack
Above is the entire race from earlier today.

Men 3rd, Women 11th At Paul Short Invite

This is the first time the teams have put their varsities on the line.  The men lost to UVA (ranked #22) and G-town (ranked 24th) to basically affirm their 28th ranking in the country.  The men were lead by Chas Gillespie and had a one minute spread from #1 to five. More
The women were led by frosh Elaina Balouris and had a 1:25 minute spread.  More

Check back tomorrow for Coach Walsh's analysis.