NCAA Outdoor Championship

OSHKOSH, Wisc.-- Washington and Lee junior Jessica Shaw (Dallas Texas/Highland Park) competed in the 5,000 meters and earned All-America honors on Saturday afternoon at the 2008 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Shaw placed fifth with a school-record time of 16:56.78. Josephine Schaeffer had the previous mark in 1996 (17:46.04).

This concludes the 2008 Washington and Lee outdoor track and field season.

NCAA Outdoor Championship

OSHKOSH, Wisc.-- Washington and Lee junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) placed third and garnered All-America honors in the heptathlon with a school-record point total of 4,737 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 by clearing 17’4.75” in the long jump and followed that up with a toss of 87’3” in the javelin. She ended the event with a time of 2:24.16 in the 800 meter dash.

In day one, Doornbos started the competition by running 15.18 in the 100 meter hurdles, which ties the school record. She then leaped 5’2.50” in the high jump and threw a lifetime-best 33’3.25” in the shot put. She then completed the first day with a time of 25.60 in the 200 meters.

The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field team has one more athlete competing at the NCAA Championships. Junior Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) will race in the 5,000 meters on Saturday at 3:55 pm CST.

NCAA Outdoor Championship

OSHKOSH, Wisc.-- Washington and Lee junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) competed in the heptathlon on Thursday afternoon in the first day of the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships hosted by University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. After day one, Doornbos sits in third place with 2,914 points.

Doornbos began her two-day competition by running 15.18 in the 100 meter hurdles, which ties the school record. She then leaped 5’2.50” in the high jump and threw a lifetime-best 33’3.25” in the shot put. She then completed the first day with a time of 25.60 in the 200 meters.

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

EMU Last Chance

HARRISONBURG, Va.-- Junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) and senior Michael Keenan (Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep) competed at the Eastern Mennonite University last chance meet on Friday afternoon.

Webb took home the gold in the 800 meters, when she crossed the tape in a school-record and EMU facility-record time of 2:17.34, while Keenan also won the javelin with a toss of 45.70 meters. 

The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams return to action on Sat., May 24 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Oshkosh, Wisc.

Deacon Combined Events

 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-- Washington and Lee sophomore Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley) competed in the heptathlon at Wake Forest University on Wednesday and Thursday.

Sutherland recorded a personal-best point total of 4,261 in the event, which also bettered her NCAA qualifying mark from earlier this year.

In day one of the heptathlon, Sutherland completed the 100 hurdles in 15.31, leaped 1.57 meters in the high jump, tossed 9.39 meters in the shot put and crossed the tape in 27.84 in the 200 meters. In the second day, she cleared 4.91 meters in the long jump, threw 24.49 meters in the javelin and crossed the tape in 2:28.00 in the 800 meters.

The outdoor W&L track and field teams return to action on Friday when junior Elizabeth Webb and senior Michael Keenan look to qualify for nationals at Eastern Mennonite University.

Generals Combined Events Challenge

LEXINGTON, Va.—The Washington and Lee women’s outdoor track and field team hosted the Generals Combined Events Challenge on Saturday and Sunday. The Generals competed in the heptathlon, which is a two-day, seven event competition and had one athlete qualify for nationals and set one school record.

Sophomore Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) totaled 4,221 points, which is an NCAA qualifying mark. Sutherland finished the 100 hurdles in a school-record time of 15.18. She then leaped 5’1.75” in the high jump, tossed 32’1” in the shot put, ran 27.87 in the 200 meters, cleared 16’1.75” in the long jump, threw 73’8” in the javelin and crossed the tape in 2:31.60 in the 800 meters.

Sophomore Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) also competed in the heptathlon and registered a point total of 3,750. Armstrong ran 16.32 in the 100 hurdles, cleared 4’3” in the high jump, tossed 31’3” in the shot put, crossed the finish line in 28.45 in the 200 meters, leaped 15’4.25” in the long jump, threw 86’6” in the javelin and completed the 800 meters in 2:31.92.

Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams return to competition on May 24-26 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Duke Twilight Qualifier

DURHAM, N.C.--The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams had one individual competing against primarily Division I athletes in the Duke Twilight on Sunday evening in Durham, N.C.

Junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) ran in the 1500 meters and placed fifth with an NCAA qualifying time of 4:38.96.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts the Generals Combined Events Challenge.  This is a two-day event and will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Liberty Twilight Qualifier & Multi's

LYNCHBURG, Va.‑‑The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams were in action this afternoon at the Liberty Twilight meet and competed against Division I, II and III competition. The Generals had one athlete set a school record and qualify for nationals.

The Blue and White were led by junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield), who finished fifth overall when she crossed the tape in a school‑record and NCAA qualifying time of 4:37.90 in the 1500. Additionally, her time is currently the 13th fastest in the country.

Other top performances include junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter), who placed fourth overall in the shot put with a personal‑best toss of 32'6" and sophomore Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's), who finished eighth overall with a personal-best toss of 32'0.75" in the shot put.

Washington and Lee returns to competition on Sunday as it competes in the Duke Twilight Qualifier.  Events are scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm.

Track at Hillsdale GINA Relays

HILLSDALE, MICH.-- The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams competed in the 43rd Annual Hillsdale Gina Relays against Division I, II, and III competition on Friday evening at Hillsdale College. The Generals set one school record and had one athlete qualify for nationals.

Junior Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) competed in the 5000 meters and crossed the tape in a school-record and national-qualifying time of 17:15.57 for a fourth-place overall finish. Currently, Shaw’s time is the sixth fastest time in the nation.

Junior Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) also ran a personal-best time of 17:48.41 for a 20th-place overall mark in the 5000 meters.

Washington and Lee returns to competition on May 1 when they travel to compete in the Liberty Twilight.

ODAC Championship

ROANOKE, Va.-- The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams claimed 12 All-ODAC citations, set three championship meet records, had four ODAC champions, set five school records and notched one NCAA national qualifying mark at the 2008 ODAC Championships on Friday and Saturday hosted by Roanoke College. The women placed second out of six teams with 149 points, which is a record high point total, while the men were third among six schools. Also, junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) was named Track and Field Athlete of the Year, junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) was named ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Head Coach Nate Hoey was named Coach of the Year for the women.

Roanoke won the women’s title with 218 points and was followed by W&L (149),  Bridgewater (80), Lynchburg (66), Eastern Mennonite (45) and Virginia Wesleyan (22). Bridgewater won the men’s crown with 232 points and was followed by Lynchburg (200), W&L (64), Roanoke (62), Eastern Mennonite (21) and Virginia Wesleyan (9).

In the women’s meet, Doornbos won the high jump (5’3”), finished second in the long jump (17’11.75”) and the 100 hurdles (15.75). She also placed third in the 400 meters running 59.30 and sixth in the triple jump when she leaped 10.45. Additionally, Doornbos, freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas/Dr. John D Horn), junior Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran) and junior Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) competed in the 4x100 meter relay and notched a third-place finish and set a school record (49.51).

Also, Webb brought home the gold in two events and both were championship meet records. She placed first in the 1500 meters running 4:44.90 and in the 800 (2:18.15). Junior Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) finished first in the 5000 meters when she crossed the tape in 17:29, which set a school record, was an NCAA qualifying mark and was a championship meet record. Also, sophomore Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) registered a second-place finish in the high jump (1.57), a third-place finish in the 100 hurdles (15.95) and a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (10.53).

Other top performances included junior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood), who set a school record in the steeple chase (11:59) for a second-place finish and she crossed the tape in 4:53.49 to finish third in the 1500 meters. Junior Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) placed in three events, finishing third in the shot put (10.79), fifth in the discus (29.31) and fifth in the hammer throw with a toss of 33.02, which set a school record. Sophomore Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) finished fourth in the steeple chase, running 12:20 and sixth in the 1500 meters (4:59). Sophomore Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) had fifth-place completions in the 1500 meters (4:58.15) and 800 meters (2:25.11). Junior Alysen Kuck (Staten Island, N.Y. / St. Joseph By the Sea) took third in the javelin with a toss of 33.92, while Stelter finished third in the 400 hurdles (67.17). Sophomore Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) finished fourth in the 400 hurdles when she crossed the tape in 68.36 and also claimed fifth in the 100 hurdles (16.55).

On the men’s side, sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) threw 13.87 in the shot put for a second-place mark, tossed 13.87 in the discuss throw for another second-place finish and ended third in the hammer throw with a school-record toss of 47.68. Senior Michael Keenan (Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep) took second in the javelin with a school-record toss of 51.87, while junior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) finished second in the 5000 meters (15.33.54).

Addtionally, junior Alex Jackson (Centreville, Va./Westfield) finished third in the 3000 meter steeple chase (10:22.08) and the 4x100 meter relay team of senior Marshall French (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s), junior Sean Hurdiss (Missouri City, Texas/Elkins), sophomore Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) and freshman Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit) also placed third (43.59). Also, sophomore Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) finished fourth in the high jump (1.83) and sixth in the long lump (6.05), while Bondurant leaped 12.56 for a fifth-place finish in the triple jump.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday at the Penn Relays. Events are scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm.

UVA Invite

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-- The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams had athletes compete against Division I, II and III competitors in the 1500 meters on Saturday at the UVA Invite. 

The women were led by junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield), who set a school record when she crossed the tape in 4:40.37, while junior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) ran 4:46.59. 

For the men, junior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) finished in 4:08.81.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday and Saturday for the ODAC Outdoor Championship hosted by Roanoke College in Salem, Va.

Lynchburg Track Classic

LYNCHBURG, Va.—The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams were in action against Division I, II and III competitors on Saturday at the Lynchburg Track Classic. The Generals produced four first-place finishes, had nine top five finishes and set one school record.

On the women’s side, sophomore Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) finished first overall when she leaped 1.58 meters in the high jump and ran 15.81 in the 100 hurdles. Junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) placed second overall in the long jump (5.37 meters), while junior Alysen Kuck (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph By the Sea) finished third among Division III athletes in the javelin (32.85 meters).

The men were paced by sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), who notched two first place finishes. Billington finished first overall and set a school record with a toss of 47.29 meters in the hammer throw. He also threw 40.70 meters is the discus for a first place finish among Division III athletes. Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) cleared 12.02 meters in the triple jump for a second place finish among Division III competitors, while sophomore Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) finished third among Division III athletes in the high jump (1.85 meters). Additionally, senior Michael Keenan (Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep) tossed 49.01 meters for a first place finish among Division III athletes.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday and Saturday for the ODAC Outdoor Championship hosted by Roanoke College in Salem, Va.

Asics Liberty Invitational & Multi's

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams wrapped up the second day of the Asics Liberty Invitational. Over the two day event, the Generals notched five first-place finishes, set five school records and had one national qualifier.

The women were paced by junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter), who finished third overall in the heptatlon with 4,562 total points. Her point total set a school record and was a national qualifying mark. Currently, Doornbos’ performance is also the top in the country. Also, sophomore Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley) completed the heptathlon with 4,054 points.

Additionally, junior Alysen Kuck (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph By the Sea) brought home the gold in the javelin (115’ 1”) and the high jump (1.53). Sophomore Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) was a top Division III finisher in the 1,500, running 5:01.48, while junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) ran the 5000 in a time of 17:55. Sophomore Kat Telfeyan (Cheasepeake, Va./Great Bridge) also ran the 5000 and finished second among Division III competitors with a time of 18:31.

On the men’s side, junior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) notched a first-place finish in the 5000 crossing the line in 15:47.62. Sophomore Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) cleared 6’ 5” for a first-place finish in the high jump, while junior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) placed third in the 1500 (4:12.52).

Also, sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) finished second overall in the discus (137’1”) before placing third and setting a school record in the hammer throw (143’11”). Junior Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield) finished fifth in the 400 hurdles with a time of 58.64.

Washington and Lee’s track and field teams return to action on Sat., Apr. 12 at the Lynchburg Classic. Events are set to begin at 9:00 am.

Asics Liberty Invitational & Multi's

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams kicked off the first day of the Asics Liberty Invitational. The Generals had athletes compete in the heptathlon and they currently stand in third, fourth and ninth place.

Junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) led the Generals with a third-place finish in the heptathlon with 2,799 points. In the 100 hurdles, she eclipsed the previous school record, running 15.31. She also leaped 5’1” in the high jump, threw 30’7.5” in the shot put and finished the 200 meters in a time of 25.58.

Sophomore Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley) placed sixth in the heptathlon, totaling 2,577 points. She also broke the previous 100 hurdles record, crossing in 15.32. Sutherland then cleared 4’10.5” in the high jump before tossing 30’7” in the shot put. She also posted a time of 27.36 in the 200 meters.

Sophomore Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) placed ninth in the heptathlon with 2,302 points. Armstrong ran 16.50 in the 100 hurdles, jumped 4’6” in the high jump, threw 3’7.25” in the shot put and recorded a time of 27.61 in the 200.

Washington and Lee’s track and field teams return to action on Saturday for the second day of the Liberty Invitational at 9:30 am.

Emory Invitational

ATLANTA, Ga.—The Washington and Lee outdoor track and field teams opened up their season at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday. The Generals notched 13 Top. 10 finishes and set three school records.

The women were led by the 4x100 meter relay team of freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas/Dr. John D Horn) and juniors Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran), Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) and Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter), who finished fifth to set a school record (50.79). Doornbos and junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) also set school records. Doornbos notched a second-place finish in the 400 meters running 58.48, while Webb finished third overall in the 800 meters (2:17.73). Also, junior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) crossed the tape in 4:53.36 in the 1500 meters for a third-place finish.

Additionally, sophomore Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) completed the 400 meter hurdles in 70.12, while junior Alysen Kuck (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph By the Sea) had top marks in the javelin with a personal best 112ft. 8in. Sophomore Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) finished fifth in the 100 meter hurdles running 16.66.

On the men’s side, junior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) finished third in the 5000 meters running 15:35.84. Sophomore Ben Goetsch (Timonium, Md./Gilman) jumped a personal best in the high jump when he leaped 6 ft. 3.25in. Also, sophomore Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) jumped 40 ft. 8 in. in the triple jump. Junior Alex Jackson (Centreville, Va./Westfield) ran a personal-best in the 1500 meters (4:16.70) and freshman Michael Shiplet (Jacksonville, Fla./Bartram Trail) finished the 800 meters in a personal-best time of 2:02.15.

The Generals return to competition next weekend at the Asics Liberty Invitational & Multi's. Action begins on Friday at 1:15 pm and at 9:30 am on Saturday.

Track at Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Washington and Lee sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) and junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) both participated in events at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Track & Field Meet on Saturday morning.

Billington placed fourth overall in the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 16.64 meters, while Webb finished third overall in the mile with a time of 5:07.

Both Billington and Webb competed against Division I, II and III competition at the meet.

Washington and Lee’s track and field program returns to action on Saturday, March 22 as it competes in the Emory Invitational. Action begins at 8:00 am.

--GENERALS--

Track at ODAC Championship

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were in action on Friday at the ODAC Championship meet held at Liberty University. The women placed second out of six teams with 110.5 point, while the men finished third out of six teams with 52 points, which is the highest finish in 10 years. The Generals had six conference champions, received 10 all-conference citations, set three school records and set five conference championship meet records.

Leading the way for the women was junior Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield), who was named ODAC Scholar-Athete of the Year. Webb set two ODAC championship meet records when she placed first in the mile (5:11.51) and in the 800 meters (2:21.54). Junior Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) also notched a first-place finish and set a conference championship meet record in the 5000 meters with a time of 17:45.85.

Junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) finished second in the long jump (17’9”), third in the 400 meters (60.80), fourth in the triple jump (10.45 m), fifth in both the high jump (1.53 m) and the 55 meters (8.92) and sixth in the 200 meters (27.20). Also, sophomore Maggie Sutherland (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) set a school record when she notched a fourth-place finish in the 55m hurdles (8.91).

Junior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) placed second in the mile (5:22.85) and fifth in the 800 meters (2:30.29). Sophomore Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) finished third in the mile (5:27.85) and fourth in the 800 meters ( 2:29.24), while sophomore Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg) placed third in the weight throw with a toss of 13.33 m and fourth in the shot put (11.02 m).

Additionally, the Distance Medley Relay squad finished first with an ODAC championship meet record time of 13:19.36. Freshman Katherine Fenwick (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) led off the relay and was joined by junior Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley), freshman Christine Baliseri (Mequon,Wisc./Homestead) and sophomore Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge). Also the women’s 4x400 relay team placed second overall with a time of 4:11.74. Sophomore Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) led the team and was joined by Doornbos, Hildenbrand and junior Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran).

The W&L men were led by sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), who won the weight throw with a toss of 16.75 m. His toss set a school record, an ODAC championship meet record and was a NCAA qualifying mark. Billington also finished second in the shot put (47’6”). Sophomore Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) was the conference champion in the high jump when he leaped 1.93 m.

Freshman Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit), who was named ODAC Rookie of the Year, placed third in the 55 meters (6.55) and fourth in the 200 meters (22.89). Giordano’s finish in the 200 meters set a school record.

Also scoring for the Generals were junior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma), who finished fourth in the 5,000 meters (15:45), while junior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) placed fifth in the mile (4:30.75). Also, senior Tom Brower (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) finishedd sixth in the 5000 meters (16:02).

The Generals 4x400 meter relay team of junior Chip McCoy (Litchfield, Conn./Litchfield), senior Marshall French (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s), sophomore Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) and Giordano finished fourth in 3:38.13, while the Distance Medley Relay squad of junior Alex Jackson (Centreville, Va./Westfield), senior Andrew Friski (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), freshman Michael Shiplet (Jacksonville, Fla./Bartram Trail) and French placed fourth with a time of 10:57.63.

National qualifiers Webb and Billington will compete at the Virginia Tech Last Meet on Sat., March 8 at 10:00 am, while the rest of the Washington and Lee team returns to action on Sat., March 22 at the Emory Invitational at 8:00 am.

Track at Lafayette Invitational

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Washington and Lee indoor track & field teams competed against Division I, II and III competitors at the Lafayette Invitational held at the New York City Armory on Friday. The Generals had eight Top 10 finishes and set seven school records.

Junior Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) led the W&L women, finishing first among Division III opponents in the mile (5:03.83), which is an NCAA national qualifying time and a school and ODAC record. Webb also finished second in the 800 meters with an ODAC-leading time of 2:20.46 to set another school record.

Junior Stacey Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) and freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas./Dr. John D Horn) also posted solid performances for W&L and broke one school record twice in the same event. Doornbos was the first DIII finisher in the long jump with a leap of 17’1.50” and set a school record in the 400 meters (59.58) for a fourth-place finish. Doornbos crossed the tape in 26.77 in the 200 meters to set another school record. That time was then eclipsed by freshman Summer Lollie (Mexquite, Texas/Dr. John D Horn), who finished in 26.70. Lollie set another school record in the 60 meters (8.22).

On the men’s side, sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) set a school record in the 35-pound weight throw with an ODAC-leading toss of 54’. Junior Vance Berry (Porte Vedra, Fla./Episcopal) recorded a personal-best time of 4:26.65 in the mile, while junior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) was the fourth Division III runner to cross in the 3000 meters, running 8:55.10. Freshman Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit) also set a school record in the 200 meters (23.13).

The Generals return to action on Feb. 29 for the ODAC Championships, which will be held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., at 4:00 pm.

Track at CNU Vince Brown Invite

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee indoor track & field teams competed against Division I, II and III competitors at the Vince Brown Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport on Saturday.

Sophomore Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) led the W&L women, finishing first among Division III opponents in the 800 meters (2:28.69) and second in DIII in the mile with a personal-best time of 5:26.19. Junior Stacey Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) and freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas./Dr. John D Horn) also posted solid performances for W&L. Doornbos was the second DIII finisher in the 400 meters (60.92) and the fourth DIII finisher in the 55 meters (7.66), while Lollie record a 34’14.1” mark in the triple jump, which was good enough for third among Division III participants.

On the men’s side, junior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) was the fourth Division III runner to cross in the mile, running a personal-best time of 4:33.31. Junior Alex Jackson (Centreville, Va./Westfield) finished not far behind Welsh, taking fifth with a time of 4:34.44. Junior Sean Hurdiss (Missouri City, Texas/Elkins) and freshman Jeff Giordano (Slidell, La./Jesuit) also recorded a personal-best time apiece. Hurdiss ran the 200 meters in a time of 23.79, while Giordano posted a time of 6.67 in the 55 meters.

The Generals return to action on Feb. 15 at the Lafayette Invitational, which will be held at the New York City Amory in New York, N.Y.

Track at Virginia Tech Elite Meet

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Washington and Lee juniors Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) and Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal) both participated in the 5,000 meters at the Virginia Tech Elite Track & Field Meet on Friday evening.

Webb placed fifth in the women’s 5,000 race with a time of 18:05.92. Berry finished sixth overall in the men’s 5,000 race, crossing the tape in a school-record and personal-best time of 15:30.19.

Both Webb and Berry competed exclusively against Division I competition at the meet.

Washington and Lee’s track and field program returns to action on Saturday as it competes in the Christopher Newport Vince Brown Invitational. Action begins at 10:00 am.

Track at VMI Relays

The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams competed in the VMI Winter Relays on Saturday morning at the Cormack Field House. The Generals had 11 Top 5 finishes and set two school records.

On the men’s side, W&L was led by sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), who finished second in the weight throw (48’ 5.25) and fourth in the shot put (48’ 11”). Sophomore Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) placed third overall in the high jump with an ODAC-leading leap of 6’ 2”, while sophomore Brian Bondurant (Richmond, Va./Lloyd C. Bird) jumped a season-best 40’10.25” to finish fourth in the triple jump.

For the women, the Blue and White were paced by junior Grace Andrews (Dyersburg, Tenn./Dyersburg), who notched a second-place finish in the 20-pound weight throw. Andrews’ toss of 44’ 6” set a school record, while freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas./Dr. John D Horn) set a school record in the 55 meter dash (7.45) to finish third overall. Junior Alyson Kuck (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph By the Sea) also finished second overall in the high jump (5’).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it competes at the Christopher Newport Invitational.

Track at Liberty On Track Open

The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams competed in the Liberty On Track Open on Friday and Saturday. The Generals had four first-place finishes and 19 Top.10 finishes among Division III athletes and set three school records.

On the men’s side, W&L was led by junior Vance Berry (Porte Verda, Fla./Episcopal), who finished first among Division III competitors in the 5000 meters (15:45). Junior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) placed second in the 5000 meters, when he crossed the tape in 15:51.34.

Additionally, sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), notched a second-place finish in the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 49’09”, while senior Michael Keenan (Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep) set a school record in the heptathlon with 2,675 total points.

For the women, the Blue and White were paced by junior Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield), who set a school record and an ODAC record when she placed first in the mile (5:07.36). Junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell,Ga./Lassiter) also set a school record in the pentathlon with 3,096 total points to finish third overall.

Also for the women, freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas./Dr. John D Horn) placed first among Division III competitors in the 200 meters (27.59) and then leaped 9.87 meters for a second-place finish in the triple jump. Freshman Katherine Fenwick (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) also notched a first-place finish in the 800 meters (2:32.54).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it competes at the VMI Relays at 8:30 am.

Track at Liberty On Track Open

The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams competed in the Liberty On Track Open on Friday and Saturday. The Generals had four first-place finishes and 19 Top.10 finishes among Division III athletes and set three school records.

On the men’s side, W&L was led by junior Vance Berry (Porte Verda, Fla./Episcopal), who finished first among Division III competitors in the 5000 meters (15:45). Junior Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) placed second in the 5000 meters, when he crossed the tape in 15:51.34.

Additionally, sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), notched a second-place finish in the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 49’09”, while senior Michael Keenan (Chicago, Ill./Northside College Prep) set a school record in the heptathlon with 2,675 total points.

For the women, the Blue and White were paced by junior Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield), who set a school record and an ODAC record when she placed first in the mile (5:07.36). Junior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell,Ga./Lassiter) also set a school record in the pentathlon with 3,096 total points to finish third overall.

Also for the women, freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas./Dr. John D Horn) placed first among Division III competitors in the 200 meters (27.59) and then leaped 9.87 meters for a second-place finish in the triple jump. Freshman Katherine Fenwick (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) also notched a first-place finish in the 800 meters (2:32.54).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it competes at the VMI Relays at 8:30 am.

Track at Marietta Invite

The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams competed in the Marietta Invitational on Saturday morning. The women finished third out of seven teams, while the men finished fifth out of six teams. The Generals had six first-place finishes and 16 Top 3 finishes.

On the men’s side, W&L was led by sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), who finished first in the shot put (45’5.75”) and in the weight throw (48’ 2.5”). Junior Vance Berry (Porte Verde, Fla./Episcopal) crossed the line at 4:33.67 for a second-place finish in the mile.

For the women, the Blue and White were paced by junior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood), who notched two first-place finishes. Taylor crossed the tape in 5:24.90 in the mile and completed the 1000 meters in 3:19.38.  Sophomore Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) recorded two second-place finishes.  Todd placed second in the 800 meters (2:29.02) and in the mile (5:33.38).

Additionally, junior Elizabeth Webb (Middlebury, Va./Wakefield) placed first in the 5000 meters (18:01.18).  Junior Stacey Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) also finished first in the 300 meters in a time of 42.98, while freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas./Dr. John D Horn) placed second in the 55 meters (7.66).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when it competes at the Liberty On Track Open at 4:00 pm.

AGATE:

Men - Team Rankings - 20 Events Scored
1) Wheeling Jesuit 177
2) Muskingum 120
3) Marietta College 112
4) Walsh 104
5) Washington & Lee 96
6) Eastern Mennonite 59

Women - Team Rankings - 20 Events Scored
1) Seton Hill 143.50
2) Wheeling Jesuit 120
3) Washington & Lee 119
4) Walsh 111.50
5) Marietta College 74
6) Muskingum 72
7) Eastern Mennonite 49 

Track at Liberty Kick Off

LYNCHBURG, Va.--The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams opened their 2007-08 season by competing in the Liberty Kick Off on Saturday morning. The Generals had nine top-five finishes among Division III athletes and set one school record.

On the men’s side, W&L was led by sophomore Billy Billington (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy), who finished first among Division III competitors with a lifetime-best in the shot put (46’10.75”) and second in the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 49’ 5.75’’. Sophomore Ryan Castle (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) finished third among Division III competitors in the high jump (6’0.5’’) and fifth in the long jump (19’10.75”).

Additionally, senior Marshall French (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine’s) finished seventh among Division III schools in the 400 meters with a time of 53.80, while junior Sean Hurdiss (Missouri City, Texas/Elkins) crossed the line at 7.45 seconds for a seventh-place finish in the 60-meter dash.

For the women, the Blue and White were paced by freshman Summer Lollie (Mesquite, Texas./Dr. John D Horn), who set a school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.29 seconds. Additionally, Lollie placed fourth in the 200 meters (27.99) and then leaped 9.54 meters for a fourth-place finish in the triple jump. Junior Tara Hildenbrand (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) placed third in the 400 meters with a time of 65.40.

Also for W&L, junior Stephanie Stelter (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran) ran the 400 hurdles in 65.76 seconds and placed fourth. Stelter also placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles at 10.49.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sat., Jan. 19 when it competes in the Marietta Invitational at 11:00 am.