BURNS AND TELFEYAN COMPETE AT NCAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP (11/18)

WEST CHESTER, Ohio -- Washington and Lee sophomore Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy) and freshman Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) were both in action on Saturday at the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championships hosted by Wilmington College.

Burns finished 163rd out of 279 runners, completing the course in 25:34. Telfeyan crossed the finish line in 26:39 and placed 245th overall.

Middlebury College took the team title with 144 points, while Willamette junior Sarah Zerzan took the individual title with a time of 22:31.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT NCAA REGIONAL (11/11)

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action on Saturday morning at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional hosted by Emory University. The women tied for third out of 26 teams, while the men placed seventh of 21 squads.

The women placed four runners on the all-region team, with two of them qualifying for the NCAA Individual Championships.

Sophomore Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy) placed fifth overall with a time of 23:13.0, while freshman Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) finished ninth overall with a time of 23:40.7. Both garnered all-region accolades and will be invited to the NCAA Championships.

Additionally, sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) completed the course in 24:32.2 to finish 22nd overall and freshman Lizz Krausnick (Memphis, Tenn./Hutchinson) finished 34th with a time of 25:04.4. Both also earned all-region laurels.

The W&L men had three runners who garnered all-region status with their finishes. Sophomore Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal) finished 18th overall with a time of 26:51.3, sophomore Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) placed 21st with a time of 26:58.3 and junior Tom Brower (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) finished 33rd with a time of 27:19.8.

Burns and Telfeyan will compete at the NCAA Championships, which will be held on Saturday at 12:00 pm at the Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio. Wilmington College will serve as the host.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY SWEEPS ODAC CHAMPIONSHIP MEET (10/28)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams each claimed their third-straight ODAC Championship on Saturday morning at the Peak View Farms.

The W&L men tallied 42 points and were paced by sophomore Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma), who earned First Team All-ODAC honors after placing third overall with a time of 28:29.30. Classmate Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal) also garnered First Team All-ODAC recognition by placing fifth with a time of 28:47.80, while junior Tom Brower (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) was named First Team All-ODAC after finishing seventh (29:10.20). Additionally, Brower was named the ODAC Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Junior Andrew Friski (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and freshman James Wolff (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) both received Second Team All-ODAC laurels. Friski placed 12th with a time of 29:51.70 and Wolff finished 15th with a time of 30:03.80.

The W&L women notched 32 points and were led by sophomore Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy) who won the race and was named ODAC Runner of the Year for the second straight season. Burns completed the course in 24:36.60. Freshman Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) finished second overall with a time of 25:17.20 en route to earning First Team All-ODAC and ODAC Rookie of the Year honors.

Sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood), freshman Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy), senior Jenny Ratzel (Elm Grove, Wisc./Brookfield East), freshman Mary Frances Weatherly (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge) and freshman Elizabeth Krausnick (Memphis, Tenn./Hutchinson) all received Second Team All-ODAC awards following their finishes. Taylor placed eighth (26:38.70), Todd was 10th (26:55.20), Ratzel was 11th (26:57.90), Weatherly placed 13th (27:07.10) and Krausnick placed 14th (27:17.80).

In addition, Taylor was named the ODAC Women’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while fourth-year Head Coach Kris Hoey was named the ODAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year.

Washington and Lee returns to action on November 11 as it travels to Atlanta, Ga., to participate in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional hosted by Emory University.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT GETTYSBURG INVITATIONAL (10/14)

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee cross country teams were in action on Saturday morning at the Gettysburg Invitational. The W&L men placed sixth out of 20 teams, while the women finished fourth out of 19 squads.

Leading the way for the Generals’ men was sophomore Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal), who placed 14th out of 208 runners with a time of 26:41.65. Classmate Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) crossed the tape in 26th place with a time of 27:05.48, while junior Tom Brower (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) completed the course in 27:17.02 for a 33rd-place finish.

Sophomore Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy) paced the W&L women with a third-place finish out of 192 runners, completing the course in 23:06.57. Freshman Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) finished 11th with a time of 23:37.54, while sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) finished 23rd with a time of 24:15.22. Freshman Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) rounded out the Generals’ top 25 finishers with a 25th-place finish (24:18.63).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sat., Oct. 28 as it competes in the ODAC Championship held at the Peak View Farms in Harrisonburg, Va.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES IN VIRGINIA STATE MEET (10/7)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee cross country teams were in action at the Virginia State Division II-III Meet at Peak View Farms in Harrisonburg, Va., on Saturday. The women took first place out of 11 squads, while the men finished third out of nine teams.

In the women’s 6k race, the Generals had six runners finish in the top 14 and earn All-State honors. Sophomore Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy) led the way with a fourth-place finish out of 87 runners in a time of 25:41.79. Freshman Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) placed fifth in a time of 25:42.09 and sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) garnered sixth place by crossing the tape with a time of 25:46.00. Three freshmen rounded out W&L's top finishers as Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy), Mary Frances Weatherly (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge) and Elizabeth Krausnick (Memphis, Tenn./Hutchinson) took eighth, 10th and 11th place, respectively.

For the men, W&L was paced by junior Andrew Friski (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), who ran a time of 29:33.01 and placed 11th out of 64 runners. Freshman James Wolff (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) crossed the finish line with a time of 30:01.97 for 14th place, while junior Michael Keenan (Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep) finished 20th in a time of 30:31.34.

The W&L cross country teams return to action on Saturday at the Gettysburg Invitational in Gettysburg, Pa.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY TAKES PART IN PAUL SHORT INVITATIONAL

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee cross country teams participated in the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh on Friday afternoon. The women finished seventh out of 27 teams, while the men placed ninth out of 25 squads.

In the women’s race, W&L was paced by sophomore Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy) who finished sixth overall out of 231 runners with a personal-best time of 22:24, which is also the fastest 6k time in school history. Freshmen Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) and Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) rounded out the Generals’ finishers in the Top 50. Telfeyan crossed the tape with a time of 23:54 for 32nd place, while Todd placed 50th overall with a time of 24:16

For the men’s team, sophomore Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) led the Generals with a time of 26:34 to finish in 24th place out of 273 runners. Sophomore Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal) placed 43rd overall with a time of 26:58, while junior Andrew Friski (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) ran a time of 27:16 and placed 68th overall.

Both W&L cross country teams return to action on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Virginia State Division II-III Meet at Peak View Farms in Harrisonburg, Va.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY IN ACTION AT MAROON INVITATIONAL

ROANOKE, Va. -- The Washington and Lee cross country teams competed in the Maroon Invitational hosted by Roanoke College on Saturday. The women finished sixth out of nine teams, while the men did not have enough competitors for a team score.

On the women’s side, the Generals were paced by junior Lauren Morea (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor), who finished 13th out of 73 runners in a time of 21:52.48. Two other runners finished in the top 25 for W&L. Junior Lindsay Erickson (Silver Spring, Md./Stone Ridge) crossed the tape in a time of 22:32.0 for 20th place, while junior Jessica Buckingham (Sedgwick, Maine/Ellsworth) finished in 22:48.8 for 23rd place.

In the men’s race, W&L did not have enough runners to register team points, but still had three finish in the top 25. Sophomore Tony Ives (Charlotte, N.C./Harding University School) led the Blue and White with his 14th-place finish in a time of 28:47.69. Freshman James Wolff (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) registered a time of 29.16.27 for 19th place, while junior Steve Rivoir (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) rounded out the Generals’ performers with his 24th-place run in a time of 29:39.77.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it competes in the Lehigh Paul Short Invitational in Lehigh, Pa.

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT NYU INVITATIONAL

BRONX, N.Y. -- The Washington and Lee cross country teams were in action on Saturday at the NYU Invitational held at the Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. The W&L men finished third out of 35 teams, while the women placed fifth out of 28 squads.

The W&L men were led by sophomore Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma), who finished 20th overall out of 294 runners with a time of 28:00.5. Sophomore Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal) finished 35th overall with a time of 28:38.8, while junior Andrew Friski (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) crossed the tape in 46th place with a time of 28:56.6. Junior Tom Brower (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) completed the course in 29:01.9, finishing 49th overall.

For the W&L women, sophomore Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy) led the way with a third-place finish out of 262 runners with a time of 19:33.0. Freshman Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) finished 24th overall with a time of 21:00.4, while freshman Mary Frances Weatherly (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge) placed 40th overall, crossing the finish line in 21:26.0. Freshman Annie Kasper (Walpole, N.H./Vermont Academy) ran a time of 21:39.3 and finished 51st overall.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it competes in the Roanoke College Invitational at 10:30 am.

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BOTH W&L CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS PLACE FIRST AT HOME INVITATIONAL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their 2006 season on Saturday morning with two first place finishes at the W&L Invitational. The women finished first out of 10 teams, while the men finished first out of seven teams.

In the women’s meet, sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) edged out Roanoke’s Mallory McClaine to win the race in a time of 20:54.00. Taylor was followed by three W&L teammates in the top ten, including freshmen Mary Frances Weatherly (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge), who placed fourth in a time of 21:11, Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy), who finished sixth with a time of 21:20, and Annie Kasper (Walpole, N.H./Vermont Academy), who took tenth in a time of 22:10.

In the men’s race, W&L had four runners in the top ten. Junior Andrew Friski (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) paced the Generals with a sixth place finish in a time of 30:14. Friski was joined in the top ten by freshmen Ben Stutts (Beverly Hills, Calif./Beverly Hills), who took seventh place in a time of 30:16, Elliott O’Brien (Hamilton, New Zealand/Hamilton), who finished eighth with a time of 30:17, and Stuart Vassey (Peachtree City, Ga./Woodward Academy), who crossed in a time of 30:21 to take ninth place. Roanoke’s Eric Johnson won the race in a time of 28:25.00.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday at the NYU Invitational.

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