Thursday, November 29, 2012

Becky Flowers '98 in the NY TImes

Back when I started my teaching career one of the local runners who completed against my school's XC team was Becky Flowers.  Becky went onto run for W&M and graduated in 1998.  Today she made the NYTimes for her thesis that the Grand Canyon is much older (70 million years) than originally thought and might have thus been seen by dinosaurs.  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Interview with Emily Stites

I was going to try to interview Emily and Elaina, but no need now since Flotrack interviewed of them.  This interview was taken just after the NCAA meet was over. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Elaina Balouris

Watch more video of 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on

Elaina says that even she was surprised by her 13th place finish.  She also speaks about her spring break through season in the 5K.  

Balouris Finishing NCAA

It should be noted that Balouris has the 4th best finish ever for a female from W&M (finishing above - photo from Let's Run) while Stites is the first frosh to win and All-American title at W&M and was the 4th frosh across the line. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

W&M 22nd

The women finished 22nd at the NCAA meet a few minutes ago.  Frosh Emily Stites (directly above with her finishing medal) was 27th while Elaina Balouris (middle of the top picture) finished 13th.  If both were in the top 30 they would each get All-American titles. More

Like Us on Facebook

After two years of being dormant we are restarting the Spiked Shoe Society on Facebook.  If you would "like us," it will be a way to reconnect with old friends.   Definitely post pictures of your family and important events on our wall.  If you go there now, you will see a picture of Randy Hawthorne running with the University of Michigan's team and former W&M coach Alex Gibby. 

Watch Women Live at Noon Today

Go here at noon EST to watch the women complete at the NCAA Championships. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Women off to Nationals

The women left today for the NCAA meet.  If you want to see it live, go here on Saturday at noon.  I'll put more here prior to Monday. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Women Qualify for the NCAA Meet

Elaina Balouis finished 7th and Emily Stites, 10th, to lead the women to their highest finish ever in the Southeast regional meet meaning they have AUTOMATICALLY qualified for the NCAA meet.  This continues what has been a great season for the women so far.  More  (picture above is from Coach Walsh as they got ready for their run on Thursday)

Men 8th and McGrath 18th at Regionals