February 7, 2008

W&L Women's Indoor Track & Field Team Nationally Recognized

New Orleans, La. -- The Washington and Lee women's indoor track & field team was picked 21st in the February 6 edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III National Poll.

This is just the second time W&L has been ranked and the women currently own their highest ranking in program history.

On the season, the Blue and White have set numerous school records and are led by freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas./Dr. John D Horn), who has school records in the 60-meter dash (8.29) and the 55-meter dash (7.45). Junior Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) also set a school and ODAC record in the mile (5:07.36), while junior Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) had a toss of 44' 6" to set a school record in the 20-pound weight throw. Additionally, junior Stacey Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) set a school record in the pentathlon with a total of 3,096 points.

The Generals return to competition on Saturday at the Christopher Newport Invitational at 10:00 am.

The 2008 Women’s USTFCCCA Division III Coaches Power Rankings

1 Tufts University 198.14
2 Illinois Wesleyan University 197.68
3 North Central College 195.38
4 University of Chicago 184.5
5 Augustana College (Illinois) 184.32
6 University of Rochester 175.72
7 Roanoke College 175.08
8 Allegheny College 170.01
9 St. Lawrence University 167.45
10 Emory University 166.65
11 Ohio Wesleyan University 165.79
12 Baldwin-Wallace College 163.23
13 Capital University 162.47
14 State University College at Brockport 161.72
15 Ohio Northern University 161.24
16 Williams College 159.7
17 Oberlin College 154.96
18 St. Norbert College 151.61
19 The College of New Jersey 151.47
20 Simpson College 149.68
21 Washington and Lee University 141.89
22 Gettysburg College 141.11
23 Susquehanna University 130.82
24 Marietta College 121.44
25 Heidelberg College 119.65

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