DOORNBOS PLACES 14TH IN THE HEPTATHLON AT NCAA's (5/25)

OSHKOSH, Wisc. -- Washington and Lee sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) placed 14th in the heptathlon with a point total of 4,329 on Friday afternoon in the second day of the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Doornbos began the second day of competition with a 16’9.25” performance in the long jump and followed that up with a throw of 59’6.25” in the javelin. She completed the event with a time of 2:22.89 in the 800 meter dash.

In day one, Doornbos began the competition by running a personal-best time of 15.77 in the 100 meter hurdles. She then leaped 5’0.25” in the high jump and threw 29’10.75” in the shot put. She then completed the first day with a time of 25.61 in the 200 meters that eclipsed her own school record.

Doornbos is the first female W&L athlete to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships since 1996 when Josephine Schaeffer ‘96 competed in the 5,000-meter run and 10,000-meter run.

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W&L’S DOORNBOS COMPETES AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (5/24)

OSHKOSH, Wisc. -- Washington and Lee sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) competed on Thursday afternoon in the first day of the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Doornbos began her two-day heptathlon competition by running a personal-best time of 15.77 in the 100 meter hurdles. She then leaped 5’0.25” in the high jump and threw 29’10.75” in the shot put. She then completed the first day with a time of 25.61 in the 200 meters that eclipsed her own school record.

Doornbos will resume action on Friday at 2:00 pm CST as she participates in the long jump, javelin and 800 meter dash.

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W&L’S WEBB COMPETES AT LYNCHBURG LAST CHANCE (5/18)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) competed at the Lynchburg Last Chance Meet on Friday afternoon as she attempted to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships.

Webb was the winner of the 1500 meters and finished with a time of 4:48.11, but her time fell short of the qualifying standard.

This concludes the regular season for the W&L outdoor track and field team. Sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) will represent the Generals in the hepthalon at the 2007 Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Osh Kosh on Thu.-Sat., May 24-26.

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W&L’S DOORNBOS POSTS SCHOOL-RECORD HEPTATHLON SCORE (5/13)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) recorded a career-best and school-record score in the heptathlon at the May Day Multi's that was hosted by Washington and Lee University on Saturday and Sunday at VMI’s Foster Stadium.

Doornbos tallied a point-total of 4,448, which is the eighth-best score in Division III so far this season. She completed the event with a time of 16.24 in the 100-meter hurdles, a performance of 1.55 meters in the high jump, a shot-put toss of 9.45 meters, a time of 26.17 in the 200 meters, a jump of 5.22 meters in the long jump and a throw of 25.66 meters in the javelin. Doornbos finished off the event with a time of 2:22.22 in the 800 meters.

Doornbos will next compete at the 2007 Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Osh Kosh on Thu.-Sat., May 24-26.

Complete Results

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W&L'S WEBB AND BERRY COMPETE AT UNC INVITATIONAL (5/11)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Washington and Lee sophomores Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) and Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal) were in action on Friday evening at the University of North Carolina Track & Field Invitational as they attempted to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships.

Webb ran in one of two 1500 meter heats and finished with a time of 4:47.82 that was her second-best career mark, but fell short of the qualifying standard. Berry finished fifth overall in the 5000 meters with a time of 16:08.01 that also fell shy of the standard.

W&L now hosts the May Day Multi event on Saturday and Sunday held at VMI.

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W&L’S DOORNBOS QUALIFIES FOR TRACK AND FIELD NCAA’S (5/4)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams had two individuals competing in the second day of the Liberty Twilight on Friday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

Sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) placed second in the heptathlon with an NCAA-Qualifying Point Total of 4,334 points. Additionally, freshman Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) placed fifth in the heptathlon with a point total of 3,461.

Doornbos completed the event with a time of 16.36 in the 100-meter hurdles, a performance of 1.52 meters in the high jump, a shot-put toss of 9.14 meters, a time of 26.36 in the 200 meters, a jump of 5.20 meters in the long jump, a throw of 24.94 meters in the javelin and finished off the event with a time of 2:22.83 in the 800 meters.

Doornbos will now compete at the 2007 Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Osh Kosh on Thu.-Sat., May 24-26.

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W&L OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD COMPETES AT LIBERTY (5/3)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams had several individuals competing in the first day of the Liberty Twilight on Thursday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

In the women’s meet, sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) took first overall in the 3000-meter steeplechase in a school-record time of 12:02.92, while sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) was the first Division III finisher in the 1500 meters (4:46.80). Additionally, freshman Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) and sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) each competed in the first day of the heptathlon and will finish their competition in that event on Friday.

In the men’s meet, sophomore Vance Berry (Ponte Verda Beach, Fla./Episcopal) competed in the 1500 meters and crossed the finish line with a time of 4:12.85.

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W&L OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD IN ACTION AT ODAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (4/28)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams claimed 10 All-ODAC citations and had five ODAC champions at the 2007 ODAC Championships on Saturday afternoon hosted by Lynchburg College. The women placed second out of six teams, while the men were fourth among six schools. Also, sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) was named the Most Valuable Performer of the Women’s Meet after placing first and earning First Team All-ODAC honors in three individual events.

Roanoke won the women’s title with 217 points and was followed by W&L (113.5), Lynchburg (75), Bridgewater (69.5), Eastern Mennonite (65) and Virginia Wesleyan (14). Lynchburg won the men’s title with 239.5 points and was followed by Bridgewater (130.5), Roanoke (84), W&L (54), Eastern Mennonite (42) and Virginia Wesleyan (6).

In the women’s meet, Webb won the 800 meters (2:21.76), the 1500 meters (4:43.85) and the 5000 meters (19:13.96), becoming the first athlete in ODAC history to notch wins in all three events at the championship meet. Additionally, Webb was named ODAC Women’s Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Joining Webb to earn First Team All-ODAC honors was sophomore Alysen Kuck (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph by the Sea), who placed first in both the high jump (1.58 m) and the javelin with a winning toss of 33.52 meters. Junior Liz Brandler (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro), and sophomores Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) and Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) each nabbed Second Team All-ODAC accolades for their individual performances. Brandler came in second in the pole vault (2.75 m), while Taylor was second in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:53.55. Doornbos earned ODAC honors for her second-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles (1:07.27) and also finished third in the long jump (5.39 m) and fourth in the triple jump (10.54 m).

Other top performances included freshman Kat Telfeyan‘s (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) third-place finish in the 1500 meters (4:58.18), freshman Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy), who took third in the 100 meters (16.04), and freshman Sallie Armstrong’s (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) fourth-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:10.13.

On the men’s side, the Generals had three Second-Team All-ODAC honorees in senior Andrew Fischer (Middletown, N.J./Middletown South) and freshmen Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman). Fischer took second in the javelin with a school-record toss of 50.53 meters, while Billington finished second in the discus (40.29 m) and Goetsch was the second-place finisher in the high jump (1.88 m).

Additional top performers for the W&L men were sophomores Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield) and Ben Wilson (Commerce, Ga./Commerce). McCoy finished third in the 400 meter hurdles (58.89), while Wilson was fourth in the shot put (13.22 m).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday at the Liberty Twilight Invitational at 4:00 pm in Lynchburg, Va.

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W&L TRACK COMPETES AT EMU INVITATIONAL (4/21)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s track & field teams were in action on Saturday afternoon at the Eastern Mennonite Invitational. The Generals produced six first-place finishes, three each for the men and the women.

Leading the way for the men were freshmen Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) and Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and junior Michael Keenan (Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep).

Goetsch placed first in the high jump with a leap of 1.85 meters, while Billington won the shot put with a heave of 13.92 meters. Keenan placed first in the javelin with a personal-best toss of 46.99 meters.

For the women, junior Liz Brandler (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) finished first in the pole vault (2.90 meters), sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) won the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.77 and freshman Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) was the first collegiate finisher in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:10.28.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it competes in the ODAC Championships held at Lynchburg College starting at 9:00 am.

Complete Men's Results

Complete Women's Results

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W&L HOSTS COMBINED EVENT CHALLENGE (4/20)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee hosted a two-day, seven-event challenge on Thursday and Friday as several individuals attempted to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships in the heptathlon.

Bridgewater freshman Courtney Hartman won the event with 4,112 points, followed by Washington and Lee sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) in second place with a school-record 4,061 points. Bridgewater freshman Sammy Mizerak finished third (3,664 pts.) followed by W&L freshman Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) with 3,633 points, W&L freshman Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's) with 3,312 points and W&L sophomore Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) with 2,294 points.

Hartman's total eclipsed the NCAA qualifying standard of 4,100 points, while Doornbos fell just shy of qualifying for the NCAA National Championships. Doornbos won the 800 meter portion of the event with a time of 2:27.24, while Sutherland won the high jump portion with a leap of 1.57 meters.

The hepathlon includes the 100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 meters, long jump, javelin and 800 meters.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it participates in the Eastern Mennonite Invitational at 9:00 am.

Complete Heptathlon Results

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W&L TRACK COMPETES AT COASTAL CAROLINA INVITATIONAL (4/14)

CONWAY, S.C. -- The Washington and Lee track & field teams competed at the Coastal Carolina Invitational against Division I and Division III competition on Saturday afternoon. The Generals’ day was highlighted by two winners and 12 Top 5 finishes.

Leading the way for the women was sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield), who finished first overall in the 1,500 meters (4:54.70) and second overall in the 3,000 meters (10:50.11).

Sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) set a school record by being the first W&L female athlete to ever compete in the steeplechase. Taylor won the event with a time of 12:25.75.

The Generals’ 4x400 relay team of sophomore Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley), freshman Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s), sophomore Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran) and sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) placed second overall with a time of 4:13.37, while freshman Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) finished fourth overall in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:10.19.

Spearheading the W&L men were junior Michael Keenan (Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep), who finished third in the javelin (138’5.0”), freshman Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman), who tied for third in the high jump (6’0.75”) and sophomore Robbie Varipappa (Dover, Del./Episcopal), who finished third in the 1,500 meters (4:09.41).

Sophomore Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal) finished fourth in the 1,500 meters (4:10.44) and sixth in the 3,000 meters (9:25.94), while sophomore Alex Jackson (Centreville, Va./Westfield) crossed the finish line in fourth place in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:15.07.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday and Friday as it hosts the Combined Event Challenge.

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W&L OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD IN ACTION AT LIBERTY (3/31)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams competed against Division I, II and III teams at the Asics Invitational hosted by Liberty University on Saturday in Lynchburg, Va. The Generals totaled 10 first-place finishes among Division III competitors.

On the women’s side, the Generals were paced by sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield), who took first among DIII runners in the 1500 meters in a school-record time of 4:49.00. Sophomore Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran) placed first among DIII competitors in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 71.42, while freshman Lizz Krausnick (Memphis, Tenn./Hutchinson) was also first among Division III runners in the 800 meters (2:24.82) and sophomore Becca Taylor’s (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) time of 18:38.90 in the 5000 meters was first among Division III. Junior Liz Brandler (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) placed first out of DIII competitors in the pole vault (8’11.75”).

The men were led by freshman Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman), who tied for first overall in the high jump (6’00.75”), and freshman Ryan Castle’s (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) performance in the triple jump (38’10.25), which was first among Division III competitors. Sophomore Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield) finished the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 59.96 to place first out of all Division III competitors.

Additionally, the Generals 4x400 meter relay team of McCoy, junior Marshall French (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s), freshman Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) and junior Matt Harrison (Sherrills Ford, N.C./Summit (N.J.)) placed second overall and first among DIII teams with a time of 3:27.66.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sat. Apr. 14 at the at Coastal Carolina Invitational in Conway, S.C. The meet begins at 9:00 am.

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W&L OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD COMPETES AT FRED HARVEY INVITE (3/24)

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams competed against Division I teams at the Fred Hardy Invitational hosted by the University of Richmond on Saturday. While no team scores were kept, the Generals posted a number of strong performances against staunch competition.

For the women, the W&L was paced by sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield), who took ninth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:21.03 and sophomore Becca Taylor’s (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) 11th-place finish in the 1500 meters (4:53.83). Freshman Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) clocked in a time of 70.33 in the 400 meter hurdles, which was good for 20th place, and sophomore Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran) followed her with a time of 71.70 to earn 21st place.

On the men’s side, the 4x800 relay team of junior Steve Rivoir (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral), sophomores Robbie Varipapa (Dover, Del./Episcopal) and Alex Jackson (Centreville, Va./Westfield) and freshman Rob Saliers (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills East) finished third with a time of 8:19.53. Sophomore Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield) tallied a 23rd-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 61.86.

Additionally, freshman Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) competed in the throwing events at the Bridgewater Invitational in Bridgewater, Va. He finished second in two events, notching a heave of 45.0 feet in the shot put and a toss of 131.0 feet in the discus.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday at the Liberty Invitational in Lynchburg, Va. The meet begins at 9:00 am.

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W&L OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD STARTS OFF SEASON WITH HOME INVITATIONAL (3/17)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams opened up their 2007 season at the 16th Annual W&L Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the Wilson Field Track. While the women placed second out of six teams and the men were third among seven schools, the teams combined to win the overall championship with 208 total points.

Mary Washington took the women’s title with 136 points and was followed by W&L (128), Westmont (102), West Chester (59), Marietta (54) and Frostburg State (3). West Chester won the men’s crown with its 124 points and was followed by Westmont (91), W&L (81), Marietta (78), Frostburg State (75), Mary Washington (41) and DeSales (16).

On the women’s side, sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) highlighted the performances with a first-place finish in the 800 meters (2:26.59). Sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) also took the gold for the Generals in the 5000 meters in a time of 18:32.21, while sophomore Alysen Kuck (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph by the Sea) rounded out the women’s individual first-place finishes with top marks in the javelin (29.72m).

Additionally, freshman Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) followed Taylor as she finished second in the 800 meters in a time of 2:31.76, while freshman Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) took second in the 400 meter hurdles (70.39). Freshman Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) registered second-place finishes in the 110 meter hurdles (16.01) and the high jump (5’0.00”).

The 4x100 relay team of Armstrong, freshman Dalena Moser (Rochester, Minn./John Marshall), sophomore Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran) and senior Sara Behmerwohld (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Dana Hills) won its event in a time of 54.70.

In the men’s meet, freshman Joseph Roane (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) notched a first-place finish in the triple jump (12.06m), while sophomore Brad Bender (Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional) placed second in the long jump (5.72m) and freshman Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) took second in the discus (38.53m).

Junior Michael Keenan (Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep) finished second in the pole vault with a performance of nine feet and nine inches and took third in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 20.82. Sophomore Ben Wilson (Commerce, Ga./Commerce) placed third in the shot put (12.47m), while senior Andrew Fischer (Middletown, N.J./Middletown South) also took a bronze in the javelin (46.03m).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Mar. 23-24 at the Richmond Invitational. The meet begins at 3:00 pm on Friday.

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W&L WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK COMPETES AT VIRGINIA TECH (3/3)

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s indoor track and field team was in action on Saturday at the Virginia Tech Challenge. The distance medley relay highlighted the W&L performances, setting a new conference and school record at the meet.

The team of sophomores Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy), Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood), Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) and Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) made up the record-setting relay, which finished third overall and first among Division III competitors with a time of 12:28.91. That time crushes the previous school and ODAC record of 13:13.57 set in 2006 by the Generals.

Doornbos also competed in the long jump, finishing second among DIII opponents and eighth overall with a mark of 5.24 meters.

Washington and Lee returns to action next weekend when it will compete at the 2007 Division III NCAA Championships hosted by Rose-Hulman in Terre Haute, Ind.

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W&L INDOOR TRACK COMPETES AT ODAC CHAMPIONSHIP MEET (2/24)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were in action on Saturday at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship meet held at Liberty University. The women placed second out of five teams, while the men finished fourth out of six teams.

The W&L women accumulated 161 points, three more points than the highest-ever winning total in ODAC Championship history but 13 points fewer than the total scored by Roanoke College (174 pts.).

The Generals had five conference champions, received 13 all-conference citations, set seven school records and set two conference championship meet records.

Leading the way for the women was sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter), who placed first in the triple jump (10.57 m), second in the long jump (5.20 m), second in the high jump (1.62 m), fourth in the 400 meters (59.99) and sixth in the 200 meters (26.93).

Freshman Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) won the high jump (1.62 m), placed third in the triple jump (10.25 m), finished fourth in the 55 meter hurdles with a school-record time of 8.92 and finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 5.01 meters.

Sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) won the mile run with a school-record and meet-record time of 5:17.42 and also placed sixth in the 800 meters (2:33.63) and fourth in the 5,000 meters (19:14.70). Freshman Lizz Krausnick (Memphis, Tenn./Hutchinson) won the 800 meters with a meet-record and school-record time of 2:23.88, while sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) placed second in the 800 meters (2:25.20), also eclipsing the former school and meet record. Additionally, Webb also eclipsed the former meet-record in the mile run, placing second with a time of 5:18.34.

Junior Elizabeth Brandler (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) finished second in the pole vault (3.15 m) and fifth in the triple jump (9.86 m), while sophomore Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy) placed second in the 5,000 meters with a school-record time of 18:56.80 and finished third in the mile (5:21.64) with a run that also bested the meet record. Freshman Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) set a school record in finishing sixth in the weight throw (11.44 m), while the Distance Medley Relay squad finished first with a meet record time of 13:29.01. Krausnick led off the relay and was joined by freshman Dalena Moser (Rochester, Minn./John Marshall), junior Jessica Buckingham (Sedgwick, Maine/Ellsworth) and freshman Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy). The Generals 4x400 relay team placed second overall with a time of 4:13.21. Sutherland led off and was followed by freshman Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s), sophomore Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) and Doornbos.

The W&L men tallied 42 points and were led by freshman Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), who finished second in the shot put (13.67 m) and fifth in the weight throw (14.78 m). Freshman Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) placed second in the high jump (1.88 m), while sophomore Drew Martin (Maumelle, Ark./Little Rock Christian) finished third in the pole vault (4.35 m). Freshman Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) placed fifth in the high jump (1.83 m) and finished sixth in the triple jump (12.43 m) and sophomore Ben Wilson (Commerce, Ga./Commerce) placed sixth in both the shot put (12.85 m) and weight throw (12.88 m).

Also scoring for the Generals were sophomore Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma), who finished fifth in the 5,000 meters (15:59.70), Larry Clark (Little Rock, Ark./J.A. Fair), who finished sixth in the 55 meter hurdles (8.50 m), and Steve Rivoir (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral), who placed sixth in the 800 meters (2:06.81).

The Generals 4x400 meter relay team of sophomore Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield), junior Marshall French (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s), freshman Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) and junior Matt Harrison (Sherrills Ford, N.C./Summit (N.J.)) placed third overall (3:31.93), while the Distance Medley Relay squad of sophomore Alex Jackson (Centreville, Va./Westfield), Harrison, freshman Rob Saliers (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills East) and Welsh placed fourth with a time of 11:03.79.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it competes in the Virginia Tech Last Chance Invitational at 10:00 am.

Compete Results

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W&L TRACK COMPETES AT BUCKNELL WINTER CLASSIC

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams had eight winners, set six school records and claimed two national qualifiers against Division I, II and III competition at the Bucknell Winter Classic on Saturday morning in Lewisburg, Pa.

The W&L women saw one school record broken three times in the same event. Sophomore Jackie Burns (Burke, Va./Woodward Academy) finished third overall and first among Division III runners in the mile run with a school-record time of 5:18.97. The former record of 5:26.23 was also eclipsed by two other Generals, sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood), who finished fourth overall and second among DIII runners (5:19.52) and sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield), who posted a time of 5:25.71. Webb also placed first overall in the 800-meters with a time of 2:26.26.

Freshman Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) finished first overall in the high jump, breaking her own school record with a leap of 5’5.0”. Sutherland’s height was also an NCAA Provisional Qualifying Standard. Sutherland also broke her own school record in the 55-meter hurdles (8.95) to finish third among DIII runners.

Sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) finished first overall in the long jump by breaking her own school record with a jump of 17’9.75”. That performance was also an NCAA Provisional Qualifying Standard. Additionally, Doornbos set a new school record in the 200-meters with a dash of 26.88 seconds, which was first among Division III athletes.

The Generals’ 4x400-meter relay team of Sutherland, freshman Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s), sophomore Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) and Doornbos placed second overall and first among Division III relay teams with a time of 4:11.42.

The Washington and Lee men were led by sophomores Drew Martin (Maumelle, Ark./Little Rock Christian) and Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma). Martin placed first among Division III athletes in the pole vault (13’9.25”), while Welsh was first among DIII runners in the 3,000-meters (9:04.32).

Sophomore Ben Wilson (Commerce, Ga./Commerce) was second among DIII competitors in the shot put (41’4.25”) and sophomore Alex Jackson (Centreville, Va./Westfield) was second among DIII runners in the 5,000-meters (16:44.22). Freshman Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and junior Steve Rivoir (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) both placed third among Division III athletes in their respective events. Billington logged a distance of 41’4.25” in the weight throw and Rivoir covered the mile in 4:34.84.

The 4x400-meter relay team consisting of sophomore Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield), junior Matt Harrison (Sherrills Ford, N.C./Summit (N.J.)), freshman Rob Saliers (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills East) and junior Marshall French (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s) finished second among Division III relay teams with a time of 3:34.16.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it participates in the Virginia Tech Challenge, which begins at 9:00 am.

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W&L INDOOR TRACK IN ACTION AT VMI WINTER RELAYS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams competed against Division I and III schools at VMI’s Winter Relays on Saturday at Cormack Field House. Among Division III schools, the Generals had four first-place finishes and 21 Top 5 performances, while also setting one school record.

The women were paced by the performance of sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter), who took first among Division III competitors in the triple jump (10.23m). Junior Liz Brandler (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) was the top DIII competitor in the pole vault (2.89m), while freshman Maggie Sutherland (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickley) accounted for the W&L’s only school record with her third-place finish in the 55 meter hurdles in a time of 9.09.

Freshmen Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) and Joseph Roane (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) both finished first among DIII athletes in their respective events. Castle notched a 1.85-meters mark in the high jump, while Roane had a 11.88-meters performance in the triple jump.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it participates in the Virginia Tech Challenge in Blacksburg, Va. The meet will begin at 9:00 am.

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W&L INDOOR TRACK COMPETES AT LIBERTY (1/24)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams competed against Division I, II and III schools at the Liberty On Track Open on Friday and Saturday at the Tolsma Track Center. Over the two-day contest, the Generals accumulated four first-place finishes, 25 top-five finishes and one school-record setting performance.

The women were led by freshman Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge), who took first among Division III competitors in the 3000 meters in a time of 10:51.58. Sophomore Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) placed first among DIII opponents in the mile (5:34.13) and junior Liz Brandler (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) was the top DIII competitor in the pole vault (2.90m). Freshman Maggie Sutherland (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickley) accounted for the Generals’ lone school record with her 1.60m (5'3") performance in the high jump.

Sophomore Drew Martin (Maumelle, Ark./Little Rock Christian) and freshman Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) paced the W&L men by each placing second among Division III athletes in an event. Martin registered a 14’3” performance in the pole vault, while Billington recorded 12.10m in the shot put.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it competes at the VMI Winter Relays in Lexington, Va. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm on Friday and will continue on Saturday at 9:00 am.

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W&L INDOOR TRACK IN ACTION AT MARIETTA OPEN (1/20)

MARIETTA, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams competed against Division I, II and III schools at the Marietta Open on Saturday at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. On the day, the Generals created three new school records, registered six first places and added 17 top-five finishes.

The women were led by sophomore Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter), who placed first overall in the 300 with a time of 43.32 and first among Division III runners in the 500 with a time of 1:21.88. Freshman Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) took first overall in the mile with a school-record time of 5:26.02, while sophomore Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) was the first Division III runner to cross the finish line in the 800 (2:29.56). Webb also competed on the first-place finishing distance medley relay that notched a school-record time of 13:11.24. Sophomores Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran) and Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) and freshman Lizz Krausnick (Memphis, Tenn./Hutchinson) also were members of the record-setting relay.

Sophomore Drew Martin (Maumelle, Ark./Little Rock Christian) paced the W&L men by placing second among Division III athletes in the pole vault (14’6”). Freshman Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) took fourth among DIII competitors in the long jump (20’ 7 3/4”), while the long distance relay team of junior Steve Rivoir (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral), sophomore Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) and freshmen Tom Brandlein (Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan) and Rob Saliers (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills East) was first among DIII schools in a time of 11:02.33.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it competes at the Liberty Open in Lynchburg, Va. The meet is scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm.

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W&L TRACK & FIELD COMPETES AT LIBERTY INVITATIONAL (12/2)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams opened their 2006-07 season by competing in the Liberty Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Generals had 13 Top 5 finishes among Division III schools and set two new school records.

The W&L men were led by sophomore Drew Martin (Maumelle, Ark./Little Rock Christian), who finished second among Division III competitors in the pole vault (13’9”). Freshman Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) placed second in the shot put with a heave of 12.25 meters, while sophomore Ben Wilson (Commerce, Ga./Commerce) placed third in the weight throw with a toss of 11.50 meters.

Additionally, the 4x400 meter relay team finished second among Division III teams and third overall with a time of 3:37.97. The team was comprised of sophomore Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield), freshmen Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) and Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) and junior Marshall French (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's).

The W&L women were paced by freshman Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge), who placed first among Division III runners in the 5000 meter run with a time of 18:56.83. Junior Elizabeth Brandler (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) placed second in the pole vault (3.0 meters), while freshman Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) placed fourth in the shot put (9.01 meters) and fifth in the weight throw with a school-record toss of 9.54 meters.

Sophomore Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) finished fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 65.52 and set a school record in the 60 meter dash with a time of 8.63 seconds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sat., Jan. 20 when it competes in the Marietta Invitational.

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