W&L Women's T&F Takes Second at ODAC Championship
LEXINGTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee women's track and field team totaled a program record 155 points at the ODAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday at Wilson Field. The Generals finished second behind Roanoke (178.5 points) for the team title. Lynchburg was third with 125 points.
W&L had three individual titles on Saturday, to go along with two on Friday, and earned three individual honors. Junior Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Roca) was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the year. Senior Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) was named Co-Athlete of the Meet with senior Carmen Graves of Roanoke. Schultz won the 3,000m steeplechase on Friday and took second in the 10,000m. Head Coach Nate Hoey was honored as the Coach of the Year.
Of the three winners, sophomore Janey Fugate (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy) won the 400H (1:04.91) for the second straight year, senior Marissa Thompson (Chatham, Va./Chatham) crossed the finish line first in the 100H (15.39) and sophomore Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) claimed the pole vault title for the second year in a row with a mark of 3.26m (10'08.25"). All three competitors earned First Team All-ODAC honors with their finishes. Thompson also came in fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 10.33m (33'10.75").
The Generals also took second and third in the pole vault. First-year Kaela Fiutak (Skaneateles, N.Y./Skaneateles) was the runner up at 3.16m (10'04.25") and junior Alexandra Hagan (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) claimed third at 3.06m (10'00.50"). Fiutak garnered Second Team All-ODAC honors and Hagan earned Third Team All-ODAC.
Along with Fugate's win the 400H, the Blue and White also placed second and fourth. First-year Johanna Goergen (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) crossed the finish line second in 1:05.76, and senior Paige Gance (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) finished fourth with a time of 1:08.78. Fugate also scored in the 400m, taking fourth (58.95). Classmate Sarah Helms (Cummings, Ga./North Forsyth) finished sixth in the event at 1:01.13.
In the distance events, W&L had six Top 5 finishes on Saturday. In the 800m, Madison took fourth in 2:20.80. The team had two competitors place in the 1,500m. Madison finished third (4:57.23) and senior Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska/Ketchikan) claimed fourth in 5:00.12. In the 5,000m, the Blue and White took second, third and fifth. Ortiz finished second in 18:20.35, Madison was third with a time of 18:34.21 and sophomore Casey Mackintosh (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) placed fifth in 18:42.53.
W&L had a second and third-place finish in the relays. In the 4x100m, the quartet of Thompson, Katterhagen, junior Julia Murray (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) and first-year Molly Ungrady (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./The Bolles School) came in third (50.52). The combo of junior Lauren Woodie (Bluefield, Va./Graham), Goergen, Helms and Fugate claimed second in the 4x400m in 4:09.41.
The Generals compete next Saturday, April 27, at the Paul Kaiser Invitational hosted by Shippensburg.
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