Sunday, September 30, 2012

Alumni/Parent Tent at CAA

For those of you who can make it to the CAA Championships on Homecoming weekend there will be a tent for alums and parents to hang out, catch up, cheer and enjoy the meet.  Here are the details of the meet. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Paul Short Invite Pics from Tim O'Dowd

Men and Women Second at Paul Short

W&M was the only school to place four runners in the top-17 of the race, led by senior Alex McGrath who finished 11th overall in 24:23.  Redshirt-junior Josh Hardin was next came through in 24:27 for 14th place.  Senior John Muller cruised through the mud and the muck in 24:29, taking 17th.  Grad student Joe LoRusso finished the scoring in 51st, taking 24:57, and Joshua Mercado and Jack Anderson  rounded out the varsity seven, in 25:24 and 25:45, respectively.  More

The Tribe was lead by its own All-American, with junior Elaina Balouris finishing fifth overall at 20:29.  Freshman Emily Stites was right on her shoulder and finished just steps behind Balouris in sixth.  Classmate Meghan McGovern gave W&M three in the top-20, crossing the line 19th in 20:56.  Both freshmen were making their Tribe debuts after two strong unattached showings earlier this season.  Sophomore Jess Cygan ran 21:07 for 34th place in front of the hometown crowd, and junior Clarissa Schick finished out the scoring in 38th overall, crossing the finish line with a time of 21:13.  Sophomore Dylan Hassett and senior Katie Buenaga rounded out the team effort, finishing 59th and 62nd, respectively. More 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Randy Hawthorne & the XC Teams

Steve Walsh just sent me these great shots of  Randy Hawthorne and the XC Teams.

Massey Center for the Cure & Colonial 1/2 Marathon

And there is more!  If you want to run a 5K on the W&M campus, then the Massey Center for the Cure 5K is coming up on November 2nd at 5:15 pm.   If you want to really plan ahead then the Colonial Half Marathon, which I still remember doing as a long hard training run in 1984 (!) is on Feb. 24th at 1 pm. 

CAA at William and Mary

Have a spare moment on Homecoming Weekend and want to see the XC race?  W&M is hosting the CAA Championships on October 27th.  Here are more details. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ostadt 05 Training for Ironman

It is a far cry from cross country and track to the Hawaii Ironman, but Adam Ostadt '05 is training for it 24 hours a week in addition to his job as a P.E. teacher in Williamsburg.  Check out the article starting on page 37

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Balouris/McGrath CAA Runners of the Week

For winning the W&M Invitational, Elaina Balouris was named CAA Athlete of the Week. Likewise Alex McGrath was also named CAA Athlete of the Week for winning the same meet. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Track Talk

The older generation (like myself) know that Randy Hawthorne did the Track Talk newsletter for 30 years until I took it over 6 years ago.  Fortunately Emily Furia and Harold Anderson have taken been doing it the past two years and have made it look amazing.  If you haven't received it in the mail, you will tomorrow.  Please read it and consider two things: 1) can you make a contribution to the team either electronically (look to the right on this blog page) and helping our alumni group out (e-mail me if you have any questions at  Click on the link above to see it in a bigger format or on the arrows. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Landry 11th at CVS 5K

Men/Women Win W&M Invite

Men's race above. 

Women's race above.
Both the men and women won the William and Mary XC Invitational yesterday.  The women were led by Elaina Balouris who won the individual title in the 5K race, crossing the finish line in 17:39 under near-perfect conditions at the Eastern State course.  Sophomore Jess Cygan was the next in-uniform finisher and fourth overall at 18:10, and classmate Dylan Hassett was sixth in 18:30.  More

The Tribe's victory was keyed by a 1-2 finish in the 8K race, with the win going to senior captain Alex McGrath.  The ninth-place finisher in the region last year, McGrath crossed the line in 25:17 and just a step or two ahead of teammate Rad Gunzenhauser, who was also given a time of 25:17.  Grad student Joe LoRusso was next across the line for the Green and Gold, finishing eighth overall in 25:44. More

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Landry 7th and 20K Champs

Christo Landry was 7th and the USA 10K road championships in 1:00.04 continuing his find running during 2012.

Men, 3rd and Women Win FIrst Meet of the Year

The men finished third in the 5K race won by W&M's Ron Guzenhauser in 15:01. Joseph Larusso was 6th and Anderson was the third Tribe athlete.  For his performance, Guzenhauser was named CAA Athlete of the Week.

The women won the 2 mile race with Jess Cygan finishing 2nd, Dylan Hassett in 5th and Lanie Smith in 6th.

You can see both races above.