Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The men's "B" team and the women's "A" teams finished 9th and 4th respectively. The men were led by Liam Anastasia-Murphy who finished 20th. The women's team was led by Kathleen Lautzenheiser who was 4th and led the team to a second place finish. Full results
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Thanks to all of you for watching these interviews which have literally gotten hundreds of hits. Above is senior Lewis Woodard who discusses the maturity and the confidence of the team. You will also note that we finally kicked the echo problem!
Ian Fitzgerald is at Duquesne University and Sean Graham is at American. As you might know, Steve Walsh was coached by former W&M coach Harry Groves who left W&M to go to Penn State.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
As I said a week ago, the Southeast Conference had six team ranked 16 to 23 and all of them, save UNC, have now qualified for the NCAA meet. The bottom line is that while we are on the top of our conference, we have not yet moved up substantially in the national rankings and are now 16th. On the other hand, it wasn't even close at regionals, so look for a move up at the NCAA meet, esp. since W&M traditionally moves up when they hit the 10K part of the season.
Twitter and type in "wmxctf" you will be able to get real time updates from meets. This coming Monday, for example, if you can't watch the race live on this site, you can get a Twitter feed straight to your phone and see how our team does at the NCAA meet right away.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The NCAA just announced the teams going to nationals. Amazingly SIX teams from our Southeast Region are going (W&M, Duke, Louisville, UVA, Richmond and NC State). The only glaring omission is UNC that was ranked one spot ahead of us two weeks ago, but fell apart at Regionals and finished 9th.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
New coach, same result! As usual the men start slow and end BIG which is especially amazing after losing all three of their All-Americans from last season. After being ranked no higher than 4th all fall in the region, the men just beat Duke to win the region and automatically qualify for the NCAA meet. If my math is right, this is the 15th straight time the men have gone to the national champs. W&M's #1 all season, Chas Gillespie, was only 12th, but the top five only had a 30 second spread between them. Here are the full results. I'll have more later and will put up the live feed of the men's race next Monday.
The women moved up two places from their regional ranking to finish 9th in the region. Frosh Elaina Balouris was 23rd. All five of the top women are returning next year, so look for them to move up.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
2:56:48 and was the 26th American woman and placed 53rd woman overall.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
We've had 550 views of the interview I did last week, so I am assuming people enjoy this format. Here is one with W&M's new coach, Steve Walsh. To start the interview, click on the arrow. Also, I figured out how to stop the echo so the next time it will sound even better.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The men have risen (barely) to 19th and 3rd in the district. Remember that only two teams automatically go to nationals in the district. Right now five schools in the district are clumped between 18 to 23. Likely 4 of the five will go to the NCAA meet, but one certainly will not. As a point of comparison, the men were ranked 8th at the point a year ago.