Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Assistant coach Emil Davis (and one of my former teammates) is back helping this site with his great videos from the W&M meets.  Above for example is a long jumper at the recent CNU meet.  Here is Emil's Youtube page. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

ECAC & IC4A Qualifications Led Meet At Navy

Some things never change.  Way back in the 80s when I was in school we too went to the Navy (back then it was a tri meet) and all these years later the team is still traveling to it.  Leading the way for the women was Elaina Balouris who finished second in the mile in 4:55 and is now #10 on the all time list. Frosh Sarah Katz finished second in the 400 m. in 59.27 good enough for 5th all-time.  At the GMU meet Natalie Baird through 50-8 to finish 2nd and move to 10th all-time for W&M. More

On the men's side, six athletes and the DMR qualified for the IC4A meet. Leading the way was Ben Katz who long jumped 23-8.75 for 4th all-time indoors. Also qualifying for the IC4A meet was Josh Hardin, Alex McGrath and Rad Gunzenhauser in 14:25, 31 and 34 in the 5K.  Also earning the IC4A trip in the 3K were John Muller and Joshua Mercado in 8:20 and 24 respectively.  The DMR team qualified in 10:17 and rounding out the fine performances was Matt Clark who noted a 7th all-time effort in 8.38 in the 60 m hurdles. More

Volunteer Coach Kepler Finished 2nd at US Open

Janice Keppler, who is a volunteer coach at W&M, finished second in the pole vault at the US Open juming 14'6".  That mark gets her in the US Indoor Championships and provisionally qualifies her for the Olympic Trials where former W&M athletes Christo Landry and Ed Moran have already qualified in the distrance races.  More

Sunday, January 22, 2012

CNU Invitational

The women's 4x400 meter team qualified for the ECAC and placed first while Nicole Dory (triple jump tying for 5th all time W&M), Olivia Harding (1000 meters) also claimed victories at the CNU Invitational.  More

The William and Mary men's track and field team competed Friday and Saturday at the CNU Captain's Invitational, coming away with two wins, five all-time performances, and one IC4A qualification over the 36 hours of competition. Matt Clark moved to #4 all time in the 60 hurdles, while  Ben Katz tied the career-high he set one week ago in the high jump, clearing the bar at an IC4A-qualifying height of 2.05 meters (6-8.75) on Friday night to finish in a tie for first place. 

Next week the team will be at Navy

Monday, January 16, 2012

Grey Runs 1:02.25

Jon Grey '11 is continuing his great last couple of months with a 1:02.25 half marathon in Houston

US Marathon Trials Results for W&M Alums

Keith Bechtol finished 27th in 2:16.02 while Kathy Newberry was 16th in 2:36.18 (on left of photo wearing NYAC on her singlet) at the marathon trials

Team Begins 2012

Nicole Dory began 2012 with a victory at the VA Tech Invitational.  Nina Ullom and Elizabeth Crafford, both freshmen did well enough to tie for 10th all time on the indoor list.  All three were in the pole vault.  More.  Elaina Boularis was 2nd in the 3000 meters while Lanie Smith was 5th.  More

Meanwhile the men had four qualify for the IC4A competition with Liam Anastasia-Murphy running 2:29 in the 1000 meters while Alex McGrath won the 3000 meters in 8:24.   He and Rad Gunzenhauser both qualified for the IC4A.  Ben Katz was 4th in the high jump - also qualifying for the IC4A with a performance that ranks him 10th all time at W&M indoors.  More and more

Friday, January 13, 2012

Scott Douglas '86

My senior roommate has done quite well as a writer (several books and Running Times).  Here is an interview with him from the Olympic Trials earlier today. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

W&M Marathoners on T.V. on Saturday

Keith Bechtol, Chas Gillespie and Kathy Newberry are running the Olympic Trials marathon on Saturday, 14th January from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST on NBC. As always, check your local listings to verify the channel and broadcast time.  If you know of other W&M grads running, pls. leave me a comment so I can add them to this post

Grey 4th in Scotland XC Race

It is nice to see Jon Grey '11 back to running well.  He was 4th this past weekend in his first international race, this one a XC race in Scotland for the US team.  

W&M 's track teams return to action next week.