Monday, January 31, 2011


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.