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.