Thursday, December 22, 2011

Article on Jon Grey '11

Jon Grey seems to have regained his 2010 form with his convincing win at the USA Team XC Championships. Now he is on his way to Scotland for more XC.  More

Monday, December 19, 2011

Final Chance to Donate in 2011 and Semi-Annual Newsletter

We have had a banner year raising $315,000, but there is still time to get in your contribution this year.  You can give a cash donation to the team or give to one of the many foundations we have.  This year we set up the Roy Chernock and Dan Stimson endowments to honor the Hall of Fame coach (Chernock) and current coach and former head coach of 25 years (Stimson).  Information for donations is in the newsletter below and on the right side of this webpage. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Making Cookies for the Hawthorne Bash


This year my daughter had a gymnastics ' meet at W&M so I actually got to see the tail end of the cookie baking and enjoy the wonderful Christmas party that Randy & Shelby throw each year.  Above are the pictures of the the bakers in action. 

Glen Crafford

Glen Craffod '77 ran for Coach Randolph and still believes his coaching has helped him in life.  Here is a very nice article on his career with Deutsche Bank and with his current teaching.  Glen has been a tremendous help to the William and Mary track teams over the years.  

Friday, November 18, 2011

NCAA XC Live on the net

While we won't be cheering the men or women on this year, you can watch the NCAA XC race live by going here at noon on Monday. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Official List of NCAA Participants

Since 1996, only five teams have gone every year to the NCAA XC Championships.  Two of those teams, Arkansas and W&M will not be going this year as the official list was just released by the NCAA. It has been an amazing run and we all look forward to a new streak starting next fall.  

Flotrack Predicts Men Won't Go to NCAA

The men's team will not go to the NCAA meet according to Flotrack.  If this is correct, it would be the first time since the 1996 meet that they were not there.  The NCAA will release its official list tonight.  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Women and Balouris Both 9th

Sophomore Elaina Balouriss finished 9th as did the team at the Southeast Regional meet.  Unfortunately that means the team is done, but we'll have to wait to see about Boularis.   

Men Third, Now Must Wait Until Monday for NCAA Bid

The men had a great showing at the Southeast Regional Championships and now must wait until Monday to see if they will go to the NCAA meet for the 15th straight time.  They finished third behind NC State and Eastern Kentucky with Alex McGrath finishing 10th in 30:20 and their fifth man, Tom  Burke in 31:18 for a :58 spread.  The first two teams earn automatic team births to the NCAA.  If you can't wait until Monday for the results, go here at 8 PM central time to see Flotrack's live prediction show.  They are very accurate in their pics. (still waiting for the women's results). 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Regional Race is Saturday

The Southeast regional is tomorrow.  One of the longest streaks will be on the line as W&M is trying to go for (I believe) the 13th time in a row on the men's side.  

Monday, November 7, 2011

W&M Marathon Times

Tim O'Dowd and I have been going back and forth on this.  We know that Moran ran the fastest W&M grad time in the marathon.  We believe #2 is 2:17.27 by Steve Swift and then followed by Jacob Frey in 2:18.19.  Is there someone else who has broken 2:20 and what about the top three women?  Please put up comments if you know. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Moran 10th at NY Marathon

Ed Moran had a very successful debut finishing in 2:11.46 which was good enough for 10th at the NYCity Marathon (post race interview above).  Now he is onto his wedding next weekend and then to training for the Olympic Track and Field trials next summer. 

Cavalier Open Results

The women sent two to the non-scoring Cavalier Open with Krissa Loretto and Melissa DiVeccia
finishing 9 and 10 respectively.  At the same meet, the men also had two competitors with Josh Mercado finishing 6th and Andrew Ryan finishing 18th.
 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Men Win 12th CAA, Women are Second

Junior Zach Gates led the male harrier's to their 12th straight CAA title.  As she has all season, Elaina Boularis led the women to a second place finish at the meet

Monday, October 17, 2011

Moran Featured in Runner's World Daily Chat

Runner's World has a lengthy chat with Ed Moran about his upcoming marathon debut at New York. 

Wisconsin Invite Races

Watch more video of Wisconsin adidas XC Invitational 2011 on flotrack.org

Watch more video of Wisconsin adidas XC Invitational 2011 on flotrack.org

The top video includes the men's race at the Wisconsin invite while the bottom one has the women. 

W&M Invite

Not everyone was in Madison over the weekend.  The men's "B" team placed 5 in the top 10 at the W&M invite while Lanie Smith lead three W&M harriers to top ten finishes.  

Wisconsin Invite Results

Sorry to be late on this one, but I just got back from an Internet free three days in Bermuda!  The men beat several teams that had been ranked in the top 30 in the US, but nonetheless finished 27th in the Wisconsin invite.  All five men finished within 22 seconds of each other, but obviously the pack needs to move up.

As usual Elaina Boulairs finished first for the tribe as the women's team finished 39th overall.  Twenty-one teams were ranked in the top 30 in the US.  

Friday, October 14, 2011

W&M At Wisconsin This Weekend


Watch more video of Wisconsin adidas XC Invitational 2011 on flotrack.org
Above is a video of the course W&M will be running on this weekend.  Here is Flotrack's site on it if you want to get quick updates. The link also includes interviews with two former W&M coaches, Walt Drenth and Alex Gibby. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

XC Ranked 8th and 11th in the Region

The men's and women's teams have their work cut out for them this fall as they are currently ranked 8th and 11th in the Southeast region.  To go to the NCAA meet they are going to have to be in the top 5 or higher. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Men 13th, Women 19th at Paul Short Invitiational

The men finished 13th in the seeded men's race at the Paul Short Invitational won easily by Oklahoma.  The men were lead by Josh Hardin in 24:49 and had a spread of 55 seconds from 1 to 5.  More

The women were 19th overall led by Elaina Balouris in 20:59 for the 6K course.  The women had a 61 second spread.  More
Photos by W&M alum Tim O'Dowd

Newsletter Is Out


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Thanks to Emily Furia and Harald Anderson and their team for putting the new newsletter (which should have arrived in your mailbox last week) together.  Please remember it costs a lot of money to keep you informed twice a year in paper form, not to mention helping the team with their expenses.  If you haven't given yet this year, would you please consider clicking on the link on the right of this past and making a donation electronically.  Please make sure you designate that it is going to the track/xc team.  

5 Things to Know About Ed Moran

W&M Grad and Former Coach is running the NY City Marathon this fall and then getting married.  Here is a recent interview with him. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

W&M Invite


The women held out 4 of their top 5 and the men all of their top seven, yet still the men won their race and the women were still second.  Here is the story on the men and here it is on the women.  Above is Coach Walsh's assessment. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just before I went on my European vacation a few weeks ago Dan Stimson stepped down as the head of the track team.  Here is the full story with Steve Walsh taking over as interim coach, Dan staying on as the throws coach and two other hires for the distance program. 

Interview with Keith Bechtol

Keith is in his last year of obtaining a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Stanford and considering a post doc from Harvard and M.I.T.  Above is an interview which covers his Ph.D., but mostly his running as he prepares for the US Olympic Trials in the marathon where he has a 2:16 PR.  At W&M, he ran 28:54 in the 10K. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bechtol Wins San Fran 1/2 Marathon

Keith Bechtol '07, who is one of only four W&M runners to run under 29 minutes in the 10K and is currently a graduate student at Stanford ran 1:05 to win the San Francisco Half Marathon a year after winning the entire distance.  He is training for the Olympic Trials Marathon. 

Mattis Makes Sports Illustrated/Kellogg Shines at USA Master's

Sam Mattis, son of Marlon '85 (#3 all-time in the hammer) just made Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd."  Meanwhile John Kellogg '84 ran 11:52 to become the runner-up in the USATF Master's Championships in the steeple for 45-49 year olds.  Kellogg who is still number five on the all time list had not been over a jump in 20 years!  Now that is a picture I wish we had!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Furia Publishes Book on Bicyling

Emily Furia '00 who was a multi All-American just published a book as well, The Big Book of Bicycling.  Emily is the editor of Bicycling magazine and in her spare time (and it takes a lot of time), so edits our twice a year W&M newsletter.  By the way, she needs someone to help her write the article on the woman's team.  If you are an alum and interested, would you please e-mail her at emily.furia@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Scott Douglas '86 Interviewed by Runner's World

I had to laugh when I read this article on my senior year roommate, Scott Douglas, in today's Runner's World as he said he was not feeling well and only running 40 miles a week which is a very good week for most of us in the second half of our 40s.  Scott has a new book on running that he discusses here.  Scott is a testament to the fact that you can do what you want to do in life as he has always liked to write and has been writing about his favorite activity - running - for years.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Peachtree



Former W&M runners Ed Moran and Christo Landry went 2nd and 5th in 28:29 and 28:52 for the US division at the Peachtree road race.  Overall they were 6th and 12th.   The top video is Moran being interviewed and below it is Landry. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Moran Defending Title at Peachtree

You can watch Ed Moran defend his Peachtree title on July 4th.  The webcast begins at 7:30 which means I can watch it as I will already be back from my AM run (it pays to have little kids!). 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

The 10K at Nationals


Former runner and coach Kathy Newberry finished 13th at the USATF 10K in 33:05 while Christo Landry was 12th in 28:54 (see race above). 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Watch W & M Runners Live at USATF

Three former W&M athletes are at the USATF meet this weekend.  First up tonight will be Kathy Newberry in the 10K at 7:15 pm.  Christo Laundry will follow at 7:55 pm.  Ed Moran will be running the 5K at 7:40 on Saturday.  All times are Pacific Coast.  You can watch the races live on the Internet by going here

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gillespie and Bechtol Qualify for Marathon Trials

Chas Gillespie who graduated from Harvard in '10 and was a grad student and the leading W&M XC man this past fall qualified for the US marathon trials next January.  Gillespie narrowly reached his goal with a 1:04.56 just getting under the 1:05 qualifying standard.

In the same race, Keith Bechtol '07, also qualified for the trials with a 2:16.  Bechtol is one of four W&M runners to go under 29 in the 10K

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ranjan Sirha

I well remember taking Ranjan Sinha around campus on Colonials' weekend of 1986 when we were trying to recruit him.  He ended up running some very nice 800 meter races, then going to grad school at Stanford and afterwards living in many different places around the world working for the high tech industry.  So it is with very heavy heart that I am writing that he died of an accident in his apartment in Thailand.  There will be a memorial service in his hometown of Bernardville, NJ at the Vine Restaurant from 6-9 pm on July 16th.  

Saturday, June 11, 2011

More Alum Kids


While we are on it, I met Ben Malone (son of John '82) at the reunion last month and he has been running a lot of great times including 1:52 as a high soph. Sam Mattis (son of Marlon '85) just threw a 207 discuss which set a NJ junior record and puts him #2 in the US.  The video above is from a week ago when the junior threw 204. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Morrison Wins NCAA Decathlon

It is not often that a distance runner becomes the mom of a decathlete, but one of my teammates, Val Roeder (now Morrison) '85's son just won the NCAA decathlon title.  Above is an interview with Mike Morrison. 

Grey 15th at NCAA

In his last race for W&M, Jon Grey finished 15th for the green and gold.  The senior all-american has battled back from a serious injury to a notable finish at the NCAA meet. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Regionals Live in Video

If you want to watch W&M's regional athletes live on video, go here.  You can also find the results just after each event here.  One qualifier already is Jon Grey in the 10,000 who is the 3rd fastest all-time.  By virtue of making it to the NCAA meet, he has now earned an honorable mention All-American and can erase the words "honorable" if he finishes in the top 8 as he did in the indoor 5K in 2010.  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

NCAA Regional Field Annouced


William and Mary will have seven men and one women competing at the first round hosted by Indiana University starting Thursday May 26th.  

On the men’s side, Brian Sklodowski qualified in the 1500m with a time of 3:44.39 which ranks him 12th on the East descending order lists of qualifiers. Lewis Woodard qualified for the 5000m with a time of 14:02.75 which ranks him 27th. Liam Anastasia-Murphy qualified in the steeple with a time of 9:01.68 which ranks him 45th. In the 10k William and Mary will have four athletes. Josh Hardin ranked 26th with a qualifying time of 29:49.39, Jon Grey ranked 34th with a qualifying time of 29:56.18, Ben Massam ranked 39th with a qualifying time of 29:59.08 and Alex McGrath ranked 41st with a qualifying time of 30:01.27.

One the women’s side Freshman Elaina Balouris qualified for the 5000m with a time of 16:22.05 with a rank of 20th overall.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

IC4A/ECAC

The men finished 15th and the women 26th respectively in the IC4A and ECAC Championships this past weekend.  Leading the charge was Brandon Heroux who won the IC4A title Sunday afternoon at the IC4A Men's Track and Field Championships at Princeton.  Liam Anastasia-Murphy blazed to a season-best time of 9:01.68 in the steeplechase to earn All-East honors and place sixth while Lewis Woodard ran the second-fastest race of his career to finish third in 14:02.75 and take All-East honors.




Leading the way for the women were Betsy Graney  who finished fourth in a season-best time of 10:41.80 in the steeplechase to earn her fourth All-East award in the event. In the 10,000m run Sara Lasker took the bronze medal with a personal-best 35:57.90, finishing just eight seconds behind the leader.  Her second All-East award came on the heels of a runner-up performance at the CAA Championships last week, and ranks her 10th in school history. 

Men More Team results
Women More More Team Results

The team will next compete in the NCAA Regional meet.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Article on Friend-Uhl

Here is an article from earlier this week on Sonja Friend-Uhl who is racing next week in Williamsburg trying to get another age group record as well as heading to Sacramento this summer for the master's track champs.

Stimson is now an alum!

Dan Stimson was recognized as an honorary alum by the W&M Alumni Society.  To see the announcement, go here

Monday, May 2, 2011

Landry '10 is Back!


Christo Landry '10 was a 13:53 5K runner and multi All-American at W&M (13th at XC NCAA).  But on Sunday evening he ran ([perhaps his first 10K) in 28:30 which makes him the 3rd fastest person ever to go to W&M and has run a 10K.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mattis Breaks Penn Relays Record

While Marlon Mattis '85 is still #2 on the W&M hammer throw list (but more importantly used to use his index finger to spot me when I would lift each week!), it's looking more and more like his son Sam (on right in the pic) will eclipse him in college as he broke the discus Penn record (201'2"), and still got beat.  Right now he is #3 in the US and #1 for 16/17 year olds.  

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Penn Relays

Thanks for Timo Dowd we have pics from the Penn Relays, almost live!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Three 10K Runners Under 30:01



Great Marks at Mt Sac

 Brandon Heroux (Westfield, N.J.) won his flight at the Mt. Sac Relays and placed eighth overall with a school-record throw of 69.86 meters (229-2).  His effort broke his own previous best (also the old record) of 69.33m (227-5) set at the 2009 CAA Championships, and qualifies him to the IC4A Championship while ranking 21st in the nation.  Josh Hardin (Sterling, Va.) , who ran 29:49.39 in his first-ever 10,000m race to take 17th.  His time ranks him 12th in school history, and 16th in the East so far this season.  Senior Ben Massam (Chatham, N.J.) was 21st in 29:59.08, to become the 14th-fastest athlete ever at W&M, and Alex McGrath (Marlborough, N.H.) was right behind him 30:01.27, ranking 15th in school history.  On the Division I East charts so far this season, the two rank 17th and 18th, respectively.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

American Record Holder Sonja Friend-Uhl


As you can see from a few posts ago, Sonja Friend Uhl who graduated in 93, just set a new American record in the master's 1500.  With nationals and worlds not set until July, she has a long season ahead of her and plenty of time to get her record even faster.  Sonja's new record is a 4:27 and she ran 4:22 as a 39 year old and has a 4:13 PR.  I am not sure why the sound is off a bit, but perhaps we'll get another interview after she runs at nationals. Click on the arrow above to hear her interview. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

GMU Invitational

Leading the way for W&M at GMU was Dan Klatzkin the shot put who earned the first of his two silver medals with a personal-record showing.  He put the shot an even 15 meters (49-2.5) for the first time ever, surpassing his previous best by nearly five inches.  Klatzkin also was second in the discus, throwing for 45.19m (148-3).  Freshman Matt Renn (Annandale, Va.) also finished in the top-10, throwing a personal-best 36.85m (120-11) for eighth place. More on the men

The women were led by Alyssa Gaeto who had a personal-best leap in the triple jump of 11.12 meters (36-5.75) to tie Jessica Unger '98 for eighth all-time in school history. She also competed in the long jump, taking ninth on the day with a leap of 5.17m (16-11.5). More on the women

Saturday, April 9, 2011

W&M Track History Video


This was just made a few weeks ago and is a nice retrospective of W&M track. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Alumni Pics from the 1980s/90s

There are a number of pics from the 80s and 90s of track runners competing that can be found on the alumni page here (you will need a password and login).

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reunion Photos

Here are a huge number of pics taken by fellow track alumnus Bob Keroack. 

Hall of Fame Inductions

As many of you know, Matt Lane and Roy Chernock were inducted into the Hall of Fame this past weekend. Here are their bios along with the other people who are being entered this weekend.

Friend Sets American Record

Sonja Friend-Uhl '93 ran 4:29 at W&M and 4:22 later in her career.  Just turned 40, with a full time job and two kids, she just set the American record in the master's 1500 meters at 4:27 (in addition to recently running a 2:09).  

Monday, April 4, 2011

Colonials

Here are more results from Colonials.  It was a bit cold and windy, but nonetheless wonderful to see it in person.  In the women’s meet, Freshman Kathleen Lautzenheiser set a new Freshman record in the 5000m with a time of 16:43.58 which current ranks her 25th in the NCAA East Region. Also in the 1500m, Freshman Elaina Balouris finished 13th with a time of 4:31.71, which lowers her personal best.
In the men’s meet, Junior Brandon Heroux won the Javelin with a throw of 67.55 (221-07). Brandon is currently ranked 10th in the NCAA East Region. William and Mary also had a strong showing in the men’s 5000m with four guys finishing in the top-10. Red-Shirt Freshman Josh Hardin led the way for the Tribe placing 6th overall with a time of 14:18.82, Sophomore Alex McGrath was 7th in a time of 14:20.90, Freshman Ted Richardson was 8th in a time of 14:22.66 and Sophomore John Muller was 9th in a time of 14:23.32.  All results

Reunion Pictures


I will be happy to put up any photos you have from our reunion.  Here are the first shots which are some of my teammates mostly from our breakfast yesterday. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Colonials Begins

I'll be a little slow this weekend on the updates for Colonials since I'm walking around having a great time with my fellow alums here.  Nonetheless, there were some great races yesterday with 7 qualifying for the IC4A meet. More

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Final Schedule for Alumni Weekend

Here is a link for the events for April 1 - 3. As it stands right now we have 114 alums coming and 25 spouses/significant others. I'll e-mail it to everyone tomorrow as well.  Here is who is coming. 

Two Invitationals


This past weekend the William and Mary Track and Field Team traveled in two different directions to reach some top performances.  A few members of the Women’s Track and Field Team traveled to Raleigh Relays to race a 10k and a small number of men and women traveled to Richmond for the Fred Hardy Invitational with many of the members of the Tribe training thru the weekend for the Colonial Relays scheduled for next weekend.
At the Raleigh Relays, Senior Kelsey Budd and Junior Sara Lasker traveled south for a fast 10k. Both athletes raced strong hitting the 5k mark in 18:20. Kelsey Budd pulled away from Sara with less than 1000m left to finished 9th overall and in a Personal Best time of 36:29.89, which qualifies her for the ECAC Championships. Sara Lasker was close behind in 12th with a personal best of her own of 36:37.27 and also qualifying for the ECAC Championships which will be held at Princeton University in May.
At the Richmond Fred Hardy Invitational Sophomore Melissa DiVecchia finished 8th overall in the 3000m in a new Personal Best of 10:12.40 with Junior Kristen Dietz finished in 10th with a personal best of her own of 10:14.45. In the men’s meet, William and Mary was represented well by the throwers with Junior Brandon Heroux setting a meet record of 69.17m in the Javelin which is the second best throw all time by Brandon. Senior Zach Jordan continued his winning ways with a first place finish in the Hammer with a throw of 55.48m and Senior Dan Klatzkin finished 2nd in the Discus with a throw of 46.02m.  
Up next for the Tribe will be the Colonial Relays on Thursday – Saturday March 30-April 2nd.
More on men and women

Sunday, March 6, 2011

IC4A/ECAC

I must say that it is great to have a nice looking format for the W&M Tribeathletics page FINALLY.  You can see there that W&M had two (Lewis Woodward and Alex McGrath both run 8:16) earn All-East in the 3K and Zach Jordan who earned his All-East title by finishing 7th in the weight throw.  Go here for the other men's results.  The highest finish came from Chas Gillespie who was third in the 5K in 14:01.

For the women, Elaina Boularis was 7th in 9:37 setting a new frosh record while Nicole Dory just missed the All-East distinction finishing in 9th in the pole vault. More on women

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scott Douglas '86 on TV


One of my roommates, Scott Douglas '86 has made a nice career in running by writing a number of books with 80s Olympians Bill Rodgers and Pete Pfitzinger (a former training partner of mine).  He is a former editor of Running Times and now a senior editor for them.  Above is a TV appearance he made yesterday to hawk his The Complete Idiot's Guide to Running that he co-wrote with Bill Rodgers.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

10 Qualify for IC4A/ECAC Meet

John Muller qualified for the IC4A mile by running 4:14.46, a personal-best by over three seconds while Zach Jordan cracked the IC4A qualifying standard in the 35-lbs weight throw with a throw of 17.53 meters (57-6.25).  In the 3000 meters
the four Tribe harriers running took the first four positions with career-best and IC4A-qualifying times.  Alex McGrath ran 8:18.06 for the win and a 13-second personal-best, while grad student Lewis Woodard was second in 8:21.26, over three seconds faster than his previous best.  Rad Gunzenhauser ran 8:22.37 and Ted Richardson finished fourth in 8:24.68.



In the 3,000m, freshman Elaina Balouris (above) ran 9:47.89 to win the event and qualify for the ECAC Championships followed by  Kathleen Lautzenheiser who shaved almost 10 seconds off of her previous-best to run 9:50.04 and take second.  Lautzenheiser also came in under the ECAC barrier, her first championship qualification. In the pole vault, freshman Nicole Dory continued her strong rookie campaign by taking fifth with a height of 3.35 meters (10-11.75).

Monday, February 14, 2011

CNU Invitational

In the women’s meet, Elaina Balouris won the mile in an ECAC qualifying time of 4:58.77 with Kathleen Lautzenheiser finishing 4th in 5:00.92. William and Mary finished first and second in the Distance Medley with times of 12:29.33 and 12:31.47. The first place team consisted of Kathleen Lautzenheiser (3:39.9), Katie Buenaga (65.4), Cara Janeczko (2:27.8), Melissa DiVecchia (5:16.1) and the second place team consisted of Elaine Balouris (3:39.9), Avery Mattingly (62.0), Lauren Strapp (2:27.5), and Lanie Smith (5:21.0). In the field events, Senior Emily Jeremiah was 3rd in the Pole Vault with a jump of 3.45m. Natalie Baird, who is redshirting this season, won the shot put in 13.01m. More

In the men’s meet, Tyler Jones led the 3000m from start to finish in 8:44.17. A Distance Medley Team of Brain Sklodowski (3:09.0), Matt Clark 54.0), Liam Anastasia-Murphy (1:55.16) and Alex McGrath (4:14.9) finished first with a time of 10:14.27 which is an IC4A qualifying time. In the Field events, Zach Jordan won the weight throw in a throw of 16.62m and Dan Klatzkin was 4th in the shot put with a throw of 13.93m. More

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nicole Dory


Nicole Dory '14 has gone from elite level gymnastics to already breaking the frosh pole vault several times in her short stint at W&M.  Click the arrow to listen to the interview. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Moran 3rd, Leak + Newberry Both 13th in USA XC Race


I could be wrong, but Ed Moran's 3rd today, I believe, is his best ever in the world qualifying race. Colin Leak '10(thanks for the heads up from Ed Moran) was 13th in the race as well. Just earlier, Kathy Newberry was 13th in the women's race - missing out on making the USA team.  Above is the men's finish. Here are the complete videos for both races. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chernock's Car!

For those of you who were at W&M between 1978-1992, you might remember going on distance runs and chasing the plates pictured above hoping Chernock would stop soon and give you a water break in the dog days of August.  Now he and Matt Lane '00 will be inducted in the Hall of Fame at our reunion on the 2nd of April (see details below). The smelly shoes pictured above belonged to Hiram Cuevas '89.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Facebook

If you want to get information about meets and items such as our upcoming alumni weekend in April, you could join our Facebook page.  Search for the group "Spiked Shoe Society" and then join us. 

Alumni Reunion 2011

You should have just received this letter via e-mail, but just in case here are all the details (right click if it doesn't open initially) for the April 1 - 3 reunion.  We need you to send me what events you will be attending and send in your check to reserve your spot TODAY. The reunion already has 75+ signed up as it will serve as a way to honor Matt Lane and Roy Chernock who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on April 2nd and to celebrate Dan Stimson's 25 years at W&M.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lt. Todd Weaver

Junior Brandon Heroux started a website to honor Lt. Todd Weaver '08 who recently died while fighting in Iraq.   He and some other athletes are trying to raise money for Lt. Weaver's family.  You can find more information here

Lots of IC4A/ECAC Qualifiers at Navy and GMU Meets

Leading the men's qualifiers were Alex McGrath who ran 14:39 to qualify for the IC4A 5K.  Joining him will be Tom Burke and Lewis Woodward who ran 8:22 and 8:24 in the 3K.  Liam Anastasia-Murphy and Brian Sklodowski also qualified for the IC4A meet with a 4:13 and 4:14 marks in the mile.  While not qualifying, another notable race also included top ten all time W&M performances by Matt Clark who ran 8.37 in the for the 60m hurdles.  More

At GMU, Betsy Graney qualified for the ECAC meet with a 4:55 in the mile while Emily Jeremiah and Nicol Dory both qualified in the pole vault with identical marks of 3.60 meters with the latter breaking her own frosh record for the third time. Also qualifying for the ECAC meet was the distance medley relay which ran 12:06 with Graney, frosh Elaine Boularis, Olivia Harding and Avery Mattingly. More



Saturday, January 29, 2011

While We Wait...

If you want more instant results from meets, you could sign up for a few Tweets from Coach Walsh (look at the lower right of this page).  Since we are still waiting for the entire meet results to come in, you can already see the results.

Juris Luzins in 4:00.1


When I first qualified for the NCAA meet, a bunch of alums went and watched us at the meet.  One of them was W&M's best ever 800 yard runner (and his time would still beat every 800 meter runner - 1:45.91 is his conversion to meters).  As someone who lacked any noticeable speed I was enthralled meeting him.  Here is a great race where he is 4th in 4:00.1 to Marty Liquori who won and Prefontaine who was second. Thanks to John Malone '81 who pasted it on his Facebook page. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hoya Invitational

The men's and women's teams returned to action in a limited fashion this weekend.


Junior Matt Clark finished first at the Hoya Invitational in the 60m hurdles, tying his career-best with a time of 8.42 seconds for the win. Clark's time ranks him third in school history in the event. Senior Dan Klazkin also notched a victory for the men in putting the shot 13.94 meters.  More on the men

For the women, Betsy Graney finished 4th in the 3K in 9:57 qualifying herself for the ECAC meet. Nicole Drory broke her own frosh pole vault record in winning the event. More on the women

Monday, January 10, 2011

Track and Field Rankings

Thanks to the quickness of the Internet, I no longer subscribe to T&F News, so thanks to Shelby Hawthorne for  the update that Ed Moran ranked 5th in 2010 in the 5K and 10th in the 10K and Kathy Newberry 10th in the marathon.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Moran 15th in International XC

Ed Moran finished 15th at the Bupa Great Edinburgh XC race running in 26:38 in what was a snowy and apparently very tactical (re: slow) 8K race.  Check out this video to see how much snow was on the course.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Newsletter is Out


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You will soon be getting our semi-annual newsletter in the mail.  Or you could read it by clicking here for a pdf version or here to see a larger version of what is above.