W&L CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES IN NCAA SOUTHEAST REGION CHAMPIONSHIP

CLINTON, Miss. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NCAA South/Southeast Region championships on Saturday morning. The women placed 12th of 20 teams, while the men finished 14th of 18 squads.

Junior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) led the women’s squad with a ninth place finish out of 144 runners, completing the course in 19:02.2. Senior Lucy Rankin (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) placed 67th overall (21:03.5), while sophomore Vanessa Adams (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Academy) finished the course in 21:10.5, placing 71st.

For the men, junior Will Teichman (High Point, N.C./T. Wingate Andrews) led the way with a 54th place finish out of 131 competitors. Teichman crossed the tape in 28:22.6. Senior Ken Jackman (Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo) placed 66th (28:54.3), while sophomore Andrew Fotinos (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) finished 76th (29:20.2).

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W&L CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES IN ODAC CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action Saturday afternoon, competing in the ODAC Championships. The men placed third of seven teams, while the women placed fourth of six teams.

Junior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) paced the women’s squad by finishing second out of 57 runners with a time of 19:12. Duncan was nine seconds behind the champion, Andrea Good of Eastern Mennonite. Sophomore Vanessa Adams (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Academy) placed 24th overall, crossing the tape in 21:28.

On the men’s side, junior Will Teichman (High Point, N.C./T. Wingate Andrews) led the way with a 12th place finish out of 63 runners. Teichman finished the course in a season-best time of 27:12. Senior Ken Jackman (Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo) placed 20th overall in a season-best time of 27:49. Bridgewater’s Ross Bair won the men’s race in a time of 26:23.

Washington and Lee will return to action on November 10 as it competes in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional at Mississippi College. Action is set to begin at 11:00 am.

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W&L MEN PLACE 13TH, WOMEN FINISH 17TH AT GETTYSBURG INVITATIONAL

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday morning. The men finished 13th out of 25 teams with 377 points, while the women placed 17th out of 26 teams with 486 points.

Leading the way for the W&L men was junior Will Teichman (High Point, N.C./T. Wingate Andrews) who crossed the tape in 27:58.56 and placed 46th. Sophomore Andrew Fotinos (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) finished 88th with a time of 28:51.68. Freshman Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) placed 91st in 28:54,20.

Leading the way for the women was junior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) who placed eighth overall with a time of 18:35.80. Senior Lucy Rankin (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) crossed the tape with a time of 21:15.03 to finish in 111th place. Sophomore Vanessa Adams (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Academy) finished in 120th place with a time of 21:21.84, while freshman Alexis Fernandez (Freehold, N.J./Peddie School) turned in a 122nd place finish with a time of 21:26.35.

Both the men and women will compete at the ODAC Championships next Saturday.

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W&L MEN AND WOMEN PLACE FOURTH AT STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action Saturday afternoon as the Generals participated in the Virginia State Championship Meet at Bridgewater College. The men placed fourth of 12 teams, while the women finished fourth of nine teams.

Leading the way for the men’s squad was junior Will Teichman (High Point, N.C./T. Wingate Andrews), who placed 23rd with a time of 29:13.90. Freshman Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) placed 26th (29:26.00), while senior Ken Jackman (Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo) crossed the tape in 29:42.20 placing 31st.

In the women’s race, junior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) again led the way for the Generals, placing seventh overall with a time of 19:55.40. Senior Gretchen Tencza (South Meriden, Conn./Orville H. Platt) placed 25th (21:59.50), while freshman Alexis Fernandez (Freehold, N.J./Peddie School) and sophomore Vanessa Adams (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Academy) placed 28th and 29th, respectively. Fernandez completed the course in 22:09.70, while Adams crossed the tape in 22:10.60.

Washington and Lee will return to action next Saturday as it competes in the Gettysburg Invitational. Action is set to begin at 10:30 am.

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W&L MEN FINISH THIRD, WOMEN FINISH FOURTH AT ROANOKE CROSS COUNTRY INVITE

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action Saturday afternoon at the Roanoke Invitational. The men placed third of 13 teams, while the women finished fourth of 12 teams.

The men’s team was paced by sophomore Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood), who finished fourth in the men’s competition in a time of 26:42. Junior Will Teichman (High Point, N.C./T. Wingate Andrews) placed 20th (28:14), while freshman Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) finished 30th with a time of 28:56.

Leading the way for the women’s squad was junior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady), who won the women’s race in a time of 19:16. Senior Lucy Rankin (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) finished 25th overall in a time of 21:30 while senior Gretchen Tencza (South Meriden, Conn./Orville H. Platt) placed 34th with a time of 21:56.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on October 13 as it competes in the Virginia State Meet.

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W&L WOMEN FINISH SECOND, MEN FINISH THIRD AT W&L CROSS COUNTRY INVITE

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action Saturday afternoon as the Generals hosted the W&L Invitational. The women placed second of five teams, while the men finished third of five teams.

Leading the way for the women’s squad was junior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady), who won the women’s race in a time of 20:29.83. Senior Gretchen Tencza (South Meriden, Conn./Orville H. Platt) placed eighth of 44 runners (22:24.53), while senior Lucy Rankin (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) finished 10th overall in a time of 22:46.19.

The men’s team was paced by sophomore Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood), who won the men’s competition in a time of 27:58.66. Junior Will Teichman (High Point, N.C./T. Wingate Andrews) placed ninth of 51 runners (28:55.40), while senior Ken Jackman (Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo) finished 14th in a time of 29:26.85.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Sat., Sept. 29 as it travels to the Roanoke Invitational.

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W&L MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES SECOND AT VIRGINIA WESLEYAN INVITATIONAL

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s cross country team had a successful debut to the 2001 season as it finished second out of seven teams at the Va. Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday morning. The Generals finished with 70 points.

Leading the way for W&L was sophomore Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) who finished third in the overall race with a time of 27:32. Junior Will Teichman (High Point, N.C./T. Wingate Andrews) crossed the tape in 29:03 and placed 12th, while freshman Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) finished 13th in his first collegiate race with a time of 29:09.

Roanoke won the overall team title with 28 points. Bridgewater’s Ross Bair was the individual champion.

W&L returns to action next Saturday as they host the Generals Invitational at 10:00 am.

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BURKE DUNCAN WINS TITLE AT VIRGINIA WESLEYAN INVITATIONAL

NORFOLK, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior Burke Duncan (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady) won the overall women’s cross country championhsip at the Va. Wesleyan Invitational with a time of 19:50 on Saturday morning.

Duncan’s finish helped the Generals finish fourth out of seven teams at their first meet of the year. W&L finished the race with 92 points.

Other top finishers for W&L included senior Gretchen Tencza (South Meriden, Conn./Orville H. Platt) who finished 10th with a time of 21:58 and senior Lucy Rankin (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) who crossed the finish line with a time of 22:48 to finish in 21st place.Eastern Mennonite won the team championship with 33 points.

They were followed by Roanoke (52 points), Lynchburg (84 points) and W&L.W&L returns to action next Saturday as they host the Generals Invitational at 10:00 am.

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