February 8, 2013

W&L Women's T&F Sets School Record in 4x400m at the Armory

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Washington and Lee women's track and field team competed at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games on Friday at the historic Armory Track in New York. The meet consisted of Division I, II and III athletes with the Generals taking 11 Top 10 finishes among D-III competitors, highlighted by a school record in the 4x400m.

W&L's 4x400m relay consisted of sophomore Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy), first-year Johanna Goergen (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon), sophomore Sarah Helms (Cumming, Ga./North Forsyth) and junior Lauren Woodie (Bluefield, Va./Graham). The combo finished the race in 4:05.38 for the indoor program record. The previous mark (4:07.23) was set last season by Fugate, sophomore Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands), Natalie Stier '12 and Woodie.

Of the D-III athletes, first-year Kaela Fiutak (Skaneateles, N.Y./Skaneateles) took first in the pole vault with a jump of 3.15m (10'04.00"). Junior Alex Hagen (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) finished third at 2.85m (9'04.25").

Senior Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham) placed in three events out of D-III competitors. She came in second in the 200m at 26.80, third in the 60m with a time of 8.20 and fifth in the 60H in 9.47.

Fugate claimed eighth in the 60H in 9.87 and fourth in the 400m with a time of 60.91. In the mid-distance and distance events, senior Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska/Ketchikan) placed seventh in the mile at 5:16.86, Goergen ran 2:24.42 in the 800m and junior Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) finished the 800m in 2:24.68.

The Generals return to action on Saturday, February 16, at the VMI Winter Relays starting at 9:00 am.

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