March 17, 2009

W&L's Stacy Doornbos Earns Track & Field All-America Honors

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Stacy Doornbos (Roswell, Ga./Lassiter) earned All-America honors in the pentathlon after her performance at the 2009 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend.

Doornbos placed fourth in the pentathlon at the national championships, totaling 3,390 total points. She ran 8.81 in the 55-meters, cleared 1.48 meters in the high jump, tossed a personal-best 10.43 meters in the shot put, leaped 5.47 meters in the long jump and crossed the finish line in a personal-best time of 2:27.08 in the 800 meters.

Her performance resulted in W&L's first-ever All-American in the indoor track & field season and just the fourth overall All-American. Doornbos and classmate Jess Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) garnered All-America laurels last year at the NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in their respective events. Doornbos placed third in the heptathlon with a school-record point total of 4,737, while Shaw finished fifth in the 5000 meters with a school-record time of 16:56.78.  

Josephine Schaeffer Covington '96 was the first W&L women's track & field athlete to garner All-America honors with her finish in the 10,000 meters at the 1993 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Doornbos and the Generals return to action with the outdoor season that is set to begin on Saturday (9:00 am) at the Lynchburg Invitational.

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