Madison & Ortiz Lead W&L Women's T&F on Day One of Carnival

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee women's track and field team hosted the first day of the W&L Carnival on Friday at Wilson Field, and senior Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska) and junior Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) led the Generals.

In the 3,000m steeplechase, Ortiz claimed fourth with a time of 11:47.88. Madison took second in the 1,500m at 4:43.73, with only a Division I athlete besting her by three seconds. Also in the 1,500m, senior Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) placed eighth in 4:56.15.

The W&L 4x400m relay came in fourth out of 15 teams with a time of 4:06.01. The quartet consisted of sophomore Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy), juniors Julia Murray (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) and Lauren Woodie (Bluefield, Va./Graham) and senior Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham).

Sophomore Casey Mackintosh (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and junior Brandie Huffman (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) both performed well in the 5,000m. Mackintosh took fifth with a time of 18:33.65, and Huffman claimed ninth in 18:45.47.

In the field events, sophomore Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) came in seventh in the pole vault "A" section at 3.15m (10'04.00"), while junior Alex Hagen (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) took second in the "B" section at 2.90m (9'06.25").

Katterhagen also jumped 4.82m (15'09.75") as did first-year Maggie Kleber (Beach Haven, N.J./Southern Regional).

The Carnival is comprised of over 20 teams and 2,000 athletes, and will finish on Saturday.

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