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


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