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.