W&L TRACK & FIELD FOURTH AT ODAC CHAMPIONSHIP

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s track and field teams both finished fourth of five teams at the ODAC Championship meet on Saturday in Salem, Va.

Lynchburg won both the men’s (178 points) and women’s (188) titles. Trailing the Hornets on the men’s side were Bridgewater (138), Eastern Mennonite (111), W&L (49) and Roanoke (47). In the women’s competition, Eastern Mennonite finished second (142), followed by Roanoke (124), W&L (43) and Bridgewater (28).

Senior Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) led the W&L men and was the Generals’ only titlist, winning his second consecutive ODAC long jump title with a leap of 22’ 6-1/4”. Sophomore Brian Krupczak (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) had a solid day by placing second in both the 100-meter dash (11.03) and long jump (22’ 1-3/4”), and third in the 200-meter dash (22.44). Junior Jonathan Brimer (Danbridge, Tenn./Jefferson County) turned in a fifth-place time in the 200 (23.01) and clocked a sixth-place time in the 100 (11.29).

On the women’s side, freshman Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) was the top performer, finishing second in the 5,000-meter run (19:10.00). Junior Angel Daniels (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud), sophomore Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) and freshman Mary Christopher (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) each earned six points for the Generals with third-place performances. Daniels leapt 4’ 10” in the high jump, Barker put the shot 36’ 04” and Christopher completed the 1,500-meter run in 5:08.50.

Both teams will return to action on Sat., May 10. The men will compete at the James Madison Invitational, while the women will be in action at the UNC Last Chance Invitational.

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W&L TRACK & FIELD COMPETES IN EMU ROYAL INVITATIONAL

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s track and field teams were in action at the EMU Royal Invitational on Saturday in Harrisonburg, Va.

There were no team scores kept as only individual efforts were tracked.

Leading the W&L men were sophomore Brian Krupczak (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) and junior Jonathan Brimer (Danbridge, Tenn./Jefferson County). Krupczak had finishes of third in the 200-meter dash (22.57) and second in the long jump (6.28 meters), while Brimer placed fourth in the 100-meter dash (11.41) and fifth in the 200 (23.04). Freshman Andrew Johnson’s (Hardwick, N.J./Blair Academy) time of 16:44.04 in the 1,500-meters was good for fifth place. W&L won the the 4X100-meter relay, clocking a time of 42.93.

On the women’s side, freshman Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) was the top performer after finishing third in the 1,500-meter run (5:09.43) and fifth in the 800-meter run (2:34.79). Junior Angel Daniels (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) placed second in the high jump (1.48 meters), while sophomores Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) and Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) finished third and fourth in the javelin throw with heaves of 28.36 and 26.39 meters, respectively. Sophomore Meredith Walker (Travelers Rest, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) added a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash (13.65).

Both teams return to action next Saturday when they compete in the ODAC Championship meet, which is hosted by Roanoke.

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W&L TRACK & FIELD IN ACTION AT LYNCHBURG TRACK CLASSIC

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Lynchburg Track Classic on Saturday in Lynchburg, Va.

There were no team scores kept as only individual efforts were tracked.

The Generals’ women’s team was led by freshman Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids), who finished second in the 5,000-meter run, clocking a time of 19:27.98. Classmate Mary Christopher (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run (5:14.83). Sophomore Audrey Walker (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) paced the W&L throwers, notching a seventh-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 10.04 meters.

On the men’s side, the Generals earned first place in the distance medley relay, crossing the tape in 11:04.21. Individually, sophomore Brian Krupczak (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) was the pace-setter, finishing fifth in the 100-meters (11.31), seventh in the 200-meters (22.48) and 10th in the long jump (5.99 meters). Junior Jonathan Brimer (Danbridge, Tenn./Jefferson County) clocked a 10th-place time in the 400-meter dash (51.73).

Both teams return to action next Saturday at the Eastern Mennonite Invitational.

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W&L TRACK & FIELD COMPETES AT BRIDGEWATER INVITATIONAL

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Bridgewater Invitational on Saturday in Bridgewater, Va.

There were no team scores kept as only individual efforts were tracked.

Freshman Andrew Johnson (Hardwick, N.J./Blair Academy) led the W&L men by finishing first in the 5,000-meter run (16:44.14) and third in the 1,500-meter run (4:26.85). Other key performances were turned in by sophomore Brian Krupczak (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) and junior Jonathan Brimer (Danbridge, Tenn./Jefferson County). Krupczak crossed the tape second in the 100-meter dash (11.45) and third in the 200-meter dash (22.94), while Brimer was fifth in the 400-meter run (52.96) and sixth in the 200 (23.43). Junior James Watson’s (Peachtree City, Ga./Starr's Mill) heave of 34.18 meters in the discus placed him fifth.

Sophomore Meredith Walker (Travelers Rest, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) led the W&L women with two fourths- and one fifth-place finish. Her time of 13.44 and her leap 16’ 2” placed her fourth in the 100-meter dash and the long jump, respectively, while her 200-meter dash time of 29.63 was good for fifth. In the 1,500-meter run, freshman Mary Christopher (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) recorded a second-place finish (5:18.96), finishing just in front of classmate Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids), who crossed the tape in 5:20.23. Frayer also earned third place in the 3,000-meter run for her time of 11:09.82. Also notching top-3-finishes were juniors Erin Johnson (Sidney, Ohio/Sidney) and Angel Daniels (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud). Johnson placed third in the 800-meter run (2:40.40), while Daniels was third in the high jump (1.48 meters).

The Generals’ men’s and women’s track and field teams next compete in the Lynchburg Invitational, which runs April 11-12.

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W&L TRACK IN ACTION AT ROANOKE INVITATIONAL

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s track and field teams were in action at the Roanoke Invitational on Saturday in Salem, Va.

The Washington and Lee women totaled 56 points to finish sixth of 10 teams, while the men compiled 64 points to finish seventh of nine teams. Host Roanoke amassed 183.50 points to take first place on the women’s side. Trailing the Maroons were Ohio Northern (161), University of Charleston (110), Capital (99), Southern Virginia (58), W&L, UPJ (47), Thiel (39), Bridgewater (36) and Susquehanna (16).

Ohio Northern’s 175.50 points was good for first in the men’s competition. Roanoke (131), Bridgewater (88), Thiel (79), Southern Virginia (76), Capital (75), W&L (64), University of Charleston (47.50) and Susquehanna (30) rounded out the competition.

Sophomore Meredith Walker (Travelers Rest, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) was the high point-scorer for the Generals. Her leap of 16’ 1-1/4” earned her a tie for first in the long jump, while she also scored with a ninth-place time in the 200-meter dash (28.87). Sophomore Jessica Remmert (Newfoundland, Canada/Prince of Wales) and junior Samantha Snabes (Westland, Mich./Wayne Memorial) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 10,000-meter run with times of 44:58.94 and 45:42.66. In the 5,000-meter run, freshman Betsy Frayer (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) contributed a fifth-place finish (20:07.31).

The W&L men were led by sophomore Brian Krupczak (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset), who finished first in the 200-meter dash (22.72) and second in the 100-meter dash (11.37) and long jump (21’). Senior Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) won the long jump with a leap of 21’ 1-1/4” and finished seventh in the javelin with a heave of 142’ 10”. Junior Rusty Meyer (Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) and freshman Andrew Johnson (Hardwick, N.J./Blair Academy) both finished third in the 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs with times of 4:15.81 and 16:34.40, respectively.

Both teams will be in action next Saturday at the Bridgewater Invitational.

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W&L TRACK HOSTS OWN INVITATIONAL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s track teams kicked off their outdoor seasons by hosting the 2003 W&L Track and Field Invitational on Saturday at Wilson Field.

Two-time defending champ John Carroll won its third consecutive men’s title, while Susquehanna successfully defended its women’s crown. On the men’s side W&L finished in seventh place with 29 points to trail John Carroll (118 points), Susquehanna (94.5), Centre (64), DeSales and Bridgewater (45) and Frostburg State (42). Thiel (26), Sewanee (20), Southern Virginia (16.5) Roanoke (11), Christopher Newport (10) and Alfred (6) rounded out the competitors.

The Generals’ women’s team totaled 33 points to earn a sixth-place finish. Titlist Susquehanna (105) was followed by Roanoke (98), Centre (64), Frostburg State (63) and John Carroll (56). Rounding out the scoring was Thiel (29), Southern Virginia (26), Sewanee (19), Christopher Newport (18), Alfred (12) and Bridgewater (3).

Senior Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) was the top performer for the W&L men. He leapt 22’ 2-1/2” to win the long jump, clocked a time of 11.39 to place second in the 100-meter dash and heaved the javelin 151’ 3-1/2” to finish sixth in the javelin. Sophomore Brian Krupczak (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) earned points by finishing fourth in the long jump (21’ 4-3/4”) and fifth in the 200-meter dash (22.99). W&L’s 4X100-meter relay team finished fourth, crossing the tape in 43.83.

Throwers were the top point-scorers for the W&L women. Sophomore Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) finished second in the shot put (34’ 11”) and third in the discus (102’ 2-1/2”) in her first-ever meet, while classmate Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe) placed second in the javelin (106’ 4”). Other top performers were freshmen Mary Christopher (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) and Megan Ward (Lindsay, Texas/Lindsay), who finished fourth (5:19.93) and fifth (5:21.73), in the 1,500-meter run.

Both teams will be in action next Saturday at the Roanoke Invitational.

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W&L INDOOR TRACK AT ODAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track teams were in action competing in the ODAC Championships on Saturday at VMI’s Cormack Field House.

The Generals’ women’s team amassed 31 points to earn fourth place out of five teams, while the W&L men’s team’s 31 points placed them in fifth place of five teams. Lynchburg won both the women’s (165 points) and men’s (137 points) titles. On the women’s side, Lynchburg was trailed by Roanoke (120), Eastern Mennonite (104), W&L and Bridgewater (9) and on the men’s side by Eastern Mennonite and Bridgewater (106), Roanoke (48) and W&L.

Junior Angel Daniels (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) and freshman Elizabeth Twentyman (Falls Church, Va./George Mason) were the top point-scorers for the women, finishing third in the high jump (4’ 9-3/4”) and 800-meter run (2:38.02), respectively. Also earning six points apiece for third-place finishes were the 4X400- (4:38.27) and 4X800-meter (14:24.89) relay teams.

The Generals’ men were led by senior Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights), who finished second in the 55-meter dash (6.63) and the long jump (21’ 5-1/4”). Junior Jonathan Brimer (Danbridge, Tenn./Jefferson County) and sophomore Brian Krupczak (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) also turned in point-earning performances. Brimer finished third in the 55-meter dash (6.64) and fifth in the 200-meter dash (24.50), while Krupczak placed third in both the 200 (24.08) and long jump (21’ 3-3/4”).

The ODAC Championships mark the end of the Generals’ indoor track season.

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W&L TRACK IN ACTION AT CNU WINTER FROLIC

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track teams were in action competing in Christopher Newport’s Winter Frolic on Saturday in Newport News, Va.

There were no team scores kept as only individual efforts were tracked.

Senior Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) paced the W&L men with a fifth-place finish in the Division III 60-meter dash (7.29), a seventh-place finish in the long jump (22’ 2”) and a 13th-place finish in the 200-meter dash (23.60). Other top performers for the Generals were sophomore Chris Walker (Centreville, Va./Paul IV) and freshman Andrew Johnson (Hardwick, N.J./Blair Academy). Walker finished 13th in the weight throw (33’ 2” ) and 18th in the shot put (37’ 6”), while Johnson placed 24th in the 1,500-meter run (4:20.54).

The W&L women were paced by sophomore Audrey Walker (Bronxville, N.y./Bronxville) who earned a 12th-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 30’ 10-1/2”. Freshman Elizabeth Twentyman (Falls Church, Va./George Mason) placed 16th in the 1,500-meter run with a time 5:19.26. In the 5,000-meter run, junior Samantha Snabes (Westland, Mich./Wayne Memorial) and sophomore Jessica Remmert (Newfoundland, Canada/Prince of Wales) crossed the tape within seconds of one another, finishing 16th and 17th with times of 21:35.41 and 21:41.62, respectively.

The Generals will take next weekend off in preparation for the indoor ODAC Championships on Sat., Feb. 22, at VMI’s Cormack Field House.

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W&L TRACK COMPETES IN VMI WINTER RELAYS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track teams were in action competing in the VMI Winter Relays on Saturday at VMI’s Cormack Field House.

There were no team scores kept as it was only individual efforts that were tracked.

Leading the way for W&L were sophomore Brian Krupczak (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) and freshman Andrew Johnson (Hardwick, N.J./Blair Academy). Krupczak finished sixth in the 200-meter dash (24.23), while Johnson’s time of 4:48.39 was good for seventh in the one-mile run. Sophomore Chris Walker’s (Centreville, Va./Paul IV) heaves of 11.10 meters and 9.42 meters in the shot put and weight throw were good for finishes of 21st and 14th, respectively.

Freshman Mary Christopher (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons) recorded the top finish for the W&L women by placing fifth in the one-mile run (5:55.97). Junior Erin Johnson (Sidney, Ohio/Sidney) finished eighth, covering the mile in 6:11.21. Johnson also placed 15th in the 800-meter dash (2:45.24). In the high jump, junior Angel Daniels’ (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) leap of 1.47 meters was good for an eighth-place finish.

The W&L men’s and women’s track teams will be in action again next weekend competing in the Christopher Newport Invitational. Events are scheduled to get underway on Friday, with the action continuing throughout the day on Saturday.

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W&L TRACK OPENS SEASON AT CNU INVITATIONAL

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track teams opened their seasons by competing in the Christopher Newport Invitational this Friday and Saturday in Newport News, Va.

There were no team scores kept as it was only individual efforts that were tracked.

The W&L men were paced by junior Jonathan Brimer (Danbridge, Tenn./Jefferson County), sophomore Chris Walker (Centreville, Va./Paul IV) and freshman Andrew Johnson (Hardwick, N.J./Blair Academy). Brimer placed fifth in the Division III 60 meter dash with a time of 7.49, while Walker was 20th in the shot put with a heave of 38’-11.5”. Johnson’s time of 9:31.07 was good for 19th in the 3000 meter run.

Sophomore Meredith Walker (Travelers Rest, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) led the Generals’ women’s squad, finishing sixth in the Division III 60 meter dash with a time of 8.84. Junior Samantha Snabes (Westland, Mich./Wayne Memorial) and sophomore Jessica Remmert (Newfoundland, Canada/Prince of Wales) finished 14th and 15th in the 5000 meter run with times of 22:11.29 and 22:22.16, respectively.

The Generals will be back in action next Saturday when they compete in the VMI Invitational. The starting time has not yet been announced.

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