Sunday, December 13, 2015

W&M Soars at XC Team Championships

William and Mary alums had a banner day at the USA Team XC Championships.  Sonja Friend-Uhl, as she seems to do in every championship, won the women's master's race (a week after she ran a 4:57 mile).   Jonathan Grey finished second (and you can see in the image above) in the senior men's division while Elaina Boularis was 17th in the women's race.  Am I missing anyone?  

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Three School Records to Open Indoor Season at CNU

Brian Waterfield breaks his own weight throw record by over 5 feet!

Leia Mistowski breaks the women's weight throw record by over a foot!

Derek O'Connell improves his indoor pole vault school record by 2 inches!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cookie Baking at the Hawthornes!

Per tradition, members of the XC/TF teams prepared for the annual Hawthorne Christmas Party by baking cookies on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Dozens upon dozens were baked and enjoyed by the W&M XC/TF Family at Sunday's party!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Regan Rome 24th

Regan Rome just finished 24th in 20:17 meaning she just earned her first All-American title.   My teammate, Todd Lindsley's ('85) daughter, Greta Lindsley also was at the NCAA meet finishing 224th.  John Kellogg's ('84) son was 86th in the Div III men's race

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Stites and Rome Ranked in Top 20 in US

Reagan Rome and Emily Stites have just been ranked by Flotrack 17th and 15th respectively.  

Friday, October 30, 2015

Interview with Emily Stites

Here is an interview with Emily Stites.

CAA XC Championships on Halloween

The CAA XC Championships will take place tomorrow, October 31st, hosted by the College of Charleston. The women will race at 10am and the men will begin at 11am. You can find live results from the link below.

Here are a few pictures from today's pre-meet activity in Charleston:

Women's team pausing for a pre-meet team photo

Instructions on the team bus coming straight from the horse's mouth...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Meet Dave Barney

I got to meet Dave Barney a few weeks ago.  He is the team's best 1500 meter runner and is also running XC. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Flotrack Picks Stites for Top Ten

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If you talk to Coach Walsh, he believes that Emily Stites is an easy top ten, if not top five.  Flotrack agrees selecting her to be in the top ten at the NCAA meet. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Article on Brent Colburn '98

The Flat Hat has a nice article on former W&M track runner Brent Colburn who has quite a distinguished post college life including  being a Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. He previously served as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, the Chief of Staff at the Department of Housing, the Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He has also worked on numerous political campaigns, including those of Barack Obama, John Kerry, Howard Dean and Al Gore.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Brent Colburn '98 Featured in the Flat Hat

Remember the great student newspaper, The Flat Hat? This week's issue had a profile on former W&M runner Brent Colburn '98 MPP '00, highlighting his professional exploits in politics and government, as well as his experience during his time on campus. Enjoy the piece via the link below:

Dylan Hassett to Continue Running Career with ASICS GTC-Elite

Dylan Hassett '15 has joined the elite training group of the Greenville Track Club in Greenville, SC, where she will continue her running career. We are very excited about this great opportunity for her, and are proud to call her one of our own!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

W&M Women Sleeper Top Ten Contender

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Flotrack looks back at W&M and predicts they are the most likely team in the country to go ahead of expectations and break into the top 10 in the US at the NCAA.  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome to New Coach Nate Arnold

This week, a new coach was officially brought on staff as our new sprints/jumps/multis coach. Nate Arnold comes to us after a year as a volunteer assistant at Duke University. We are excited to bring him on board, and the student-athletes are looking forward to beginning their training under him.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sonja-Friend Article

In today's Running Journal and the current Running Times there are articles on Sonja-Friend who has won a number of national track titles this year.  She currently holds three American master's records and two world ones.   

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Coach Solinsky 10th at Beach to Beacon

Coach Chris Solinsky was 10th (running last year in bib #11 in the image above) at the Beach to Beacon race today running 30:03 for 10K.   Christo Landry was 13th in 30:11. 

Christo Landry

W&M alum Christo Landry is running today's Beach to Beacon 10K today.  Above is a pre race interview.  

Sunday, June 14, 2015

W&M Offspring Fly at NCAA

W&M offspring are doing well at the NCAA Division I meet.  Zack Perkins was second in the 1500 and is the son of Randy '84 while Sam Mattis (son of Marlon '85) won the discuss.  

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Stites Finishes Third in the NCAA 10K

Emily Stites just finished third in the 10k at the NCAA meet. Above is an interview with her. 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stites Talks to Flotrack

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Emily Stites placed third this weekend in the regional 10K earning a trip to Eugene for nationals.  This will be her third straight outdoor NCAA meet.  Above is an interview from Flotrack. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tribe Club Golf Outing with Coach Walsh

On June 15 there will be a golf outing at 1757 Golf Club in Reston, VA at 12:30 pm.  Obviously the money will help the track team and you can team up with Coach Steve Walsh.  If you are interested, you can apply here

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Live Results from Colonials

Here is a link for live results from the Colonial Relays this weekend.  It is the 50th version and for those of you who know the Hawthornes (isn't that everyone in W&M track), it is the 50th time Randy has made it and the 49th time for Shelby.

Also Elaina Boularis '14, now of the BAA was 64th at the World XC Championships.  

Friday, March 13, 2015

Stites 11th at NCAA 5K

Emily Stites is quickly returning to her 2014 form with an 11th place finish at the NCAA 5K which she ran in 16:08. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Henderson '03 and Graham '03 to Join W&M Hall of Fame!!!

Ali Henderson and Sean Graham are among a class of nine inductees that will enter the W&M Athletics Hall of Fame on April 11, 2015. Both had storied careers as part of the XC/Track & Field programs, which are well documented in the article linked below!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Balouris Makes US XC Team

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Elaina Balouris finished sixth to make the US team that will compete in China for the World XC Champs.  Above is an interview with her today after the race. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Three School Records at CNU!

Three W&M school records were broken at CNU's Freeman Center over the weekend. Lizzie Powell broke Nicole Kazuba's pole vault record from 2010, Derek O'Connell is now the school record holder both indoor and outdoor, vaulting over Dave Lipinski's record set in 1978, and Brian Waterfield smashed his own weight throw record. Videos from these record-breaking performances are posted below!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Getting to Know the Tribe: Emily Stites

Junior XC/Distance Runner - FIVE time All-American
Wyoming, Ohio (Wyoming HS)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stimson to be inducted into Miami Cradle of Coaches

Coach Dan Stimson has received yet another honor for his work during his storied coaching career. This weekend, he will be honored at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, as he is inducted into the Miami Cradle of Coaches. The Cradle of Coaches honors select coaches with Miami lineage, who have gone on to achieve great feats in the coaching profession. Dan spent nine years as the field events coach in Oxford, before being named the top assistant at the University of Tennessee by his college coach Stan Huntsman.

Cradle of Coaches release on

Getting to Know the Tribe: Brittany Biagi

Senior Hurdler
Mullica Hill, New Jersey (Clearview Regional HS)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Rome and Grey are 15th in Scotland

Coach Walsh and frosh Reagan Rome are in Scotland for the Great BUPA Challenge where she just finished 15th.   In an ironic twist, W&M grad, Jonathan Grey, also finished 15th in the senior men's race.  All three races were won by the women.