Monday, April 30, 2012

Herouz 2nd at Penn

This is Brandon Heroux, W&M's star javelin thrower finished 2nd at the Penn Relays.  Here are some pictures of his effort. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

McDonald Wins Penn 10K

Volunteer assistant coach Darcy McDonald won the Olympic Development Women's 10K in 34:29 now making for (Boularis being the other one) two fast 10K runners training in Williamsburg 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Boularis and Keppler Provisionally Qualify for Olympic Trials

Running in her debut 10K, sophomore Elaine Boularis provisionally qualified for the Olympic Trials with a 33:56 running just one second off Ali Henderson's school record. More  W&M alums also ran with Kathy Newberry running 16:06 in the 5K.

Also provisionally qualifying for the trials was volunteer assistant Janice Keppler who was 4th in the elite pole vault at Mt. Sac at 14-1.25. Nicole Drory also equaled her pole vault personal best in 12-1.25.  Natalie Baird earned a ECAC qualifier in the discus as did Jess Cygan in her first 5K.  Much more

Unfortunately Josh Hardin DNFed in his Mt. Sac 5K, but Chris Tyson (at Princeton) ran 3:46 while Rad Gunzenhauser also qualified for the IC4A meet with a 14:18.  Go here for the other performances.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Landry Runs 13:52 At Mt. Sac

Christo Landry ran 13:52 last night to continue his resurgence and complete recovery from his senior year injury.  That means he is 2 seconds off of the provisional standard for the Olympic Trials

Friend-Uhl Runs American Record

At our reunion last year my classmates were more than amazed that Sonja Friend-Uhl could continue to run as fast as she has as she is only a few years younger than us.  But run fast she does and last night at the Vanderbilt Invitation she ran yet another American record, this time in the 1500 meters in 4:16.99.  The time provisionally qualifies her for the Olympic Trials.   Above is an indoor record of hers earlier this year when she ran a world record of 4:44 in the mile. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Zach Perkins Runs 3:53

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Okay, who is Perkins?  Well if you went to W&M in the mid 80s, he was one of my teammates was Randy Perkins '84 and above is his son winning his section of the 1500 at the Mt. Sac Relays. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Women 9th, Men 14th At Colonials

Led by athletes such as Natalie Baird who scored in the hammer and was third in the discus, the women's team finished 9th at the Colonial Relays.   The 4x1500 was the 5th fastest in W&M history in finishing third and qualifying for the ECAC meet.  Also qualifying was the 4x800 team.  Much more

For the men a highlight was the 4x1500 meter team's victory in 15:49.  More

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Boularis PRs in 5K and Other Colonial Results

Elaina Boularis ran a PR in 16:19 at Colonials last night, while Natalie Baird and Nicole Drory were third and fifth in the hammer and pole vault.  More

For the men Chris Tyson ran 3:46 for 5th in the 1500 meters while Ben Katz was 6th in the long jump.  Josh Mercadeo and Rad Guzenhauser ran 14:22 and 14:26 in the 5K.  All three distance runners qualified for the IC4A meet.  More 

Graney Runs 15:56

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Graney was a steeplechase runner at W&M who transfered to Grand Valley State and just yesterday ran 15:56 at the Stanford Invite.  While it would have been great to see her run the time at W&M, it is nice to see her running well again.  

Friday, April 6, 2012

Stimsons and Hawthornes At Colonials

You have to love technology as the Stimsons (Rosemarie and Dan) and the Hawthornes (Randy and Shelby) have not even headed to Paul's Deli yet and I have the picture of two of the most enduring pairs in W&M history on the blog.  Thanks to Coach Walsh for the quick work!  It is hard to believe it has already been a year since our wonderful reunion last year.  Yes, we will definitely have one in a couple of years. 

David Friedman '83 - Random Acts of Kindness

David (Dustin) Friedman '83 was a senior in my frosh year.  He has gotten some nice exposure recently for his daily "acts of kindness" as you can see here and above. 

Daily Press Article on Ed Moran

For someone who has been out of W&M for 26 years, it is hard to believe Ed Moran is already 30 - and still running.  In fact of all W&M's All-Americans, he has lasted the longest on the running circuit.  Here is a great article on him and all his injuries and successes as he heads to this summer's Olympic Trials. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Watch Colonial Relays Live

You will be able to see part of the Colonial Relays LIVE this coming weekend.  On Friday you can go here to see the 400m Dash, 100m/110m Hurdles, 800m Run, and 100m Dash Semifinals and to the same link on Saturday to see the 100m Dash Finals, 4x200m Relay, 4x1,500m Relay, and 4x400m Relay.